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The Journal of Electronic Defense | November 2015

The principal finding of the report
spells out the strategic challenges facing the DOD. "At a time when the United
States relies on information superiority
on the battlefield for future military
success, this capability is jeopardized
by serious deficiencies in US electronic
warfare (EW) capabilities," writes DSB
Chairman Craig Fields.
The study looked at EW in four operational support areas - satellite communications; tactical communications;
precision navigation; and intelligence,
surveillance and reconnaissance. The
study also looked at three representative
mission areas - tactical air combat, fleet
defense and ground force operations.
"Serious deficiencies were found in all
seven areas," study co-chairs Robert
Stein and William Delaney note in their
summary. "Worse, the study believes
that such deficiencies are common to
most military operational regimes."
Among the key reasons for this state
of affairs is the atrophy of US EW governance since the fall of the former Soviet
Union, "in the mistaken belief that the
threat has gone away or is not as serious
as it once was."
The report makes three key
recommendations:
*	"First	is	the	need	to	dynamically	manage use of the electromagnetic spectrum. The US lacks not only current
situational awareness of the crowded
spectrum, but also lacks the ability
to dynamically make efficient use of
the spectrum and to deny it to adversaries. This is a substantial technical
challenge. The study recommends developing a higher level framework and
rules for this process.
*	Second	is	the	need	to	achieve	near	real-time system adaptation. The speed
at which modern digital electronics
can shift operating modes and techniques has increased dramatically.
The US needs to adapt its use of EW
hardware and software faster to keep
up with the speed inherent in today's
electronics.
*	Third	is	the	need	to	shift	more	to	offense. The study determined that the
US cannot afford to patch every EW
deficiency in all of its military warfare
systems. To keep US forces competitive, the US needs to shift more to EW

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - November 2015

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
Airborne Electronic Attack for A2AD
52nd Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention Guide
2016 EW/SIGINT Resource Guide
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - November 2015 - cover1
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JED - November 2015 - 3
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JED - November 2015 - 5
JED - November 2015 - The View From Here
JED - November 2015 - 7
JED - November 2015 - Conferences Calendar
JED - November 2015 - 9
JED - November 2015 - Courses Calendar
JED - November 2015 - 11
JED - November 2015 - From the President
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JED - November 2015 - 14
JED - November 2015 - The Monitor
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