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Because they provide a significant
surveillance advantage for the IADS, it
is expected that multi-static radars will
be an essential element in future IADS.
Current models include China's JY-50,
which uses VHF broadcast signals to detect and track targets. Systems such as
this can cue other elements of the IADS
and allow active radars to shorten their
search time, focus on a specific sector
of airspace, and radiate at the minimum power level required to continue
tracking a target. This makes the AEA
mission more difficult to conduct from
stand-off distances because it is harder
to detect the radar's main beam and sidelobes, and it is more difficult to align
support jamming aircraft within the
narrower mainbeam and sidelobes of the
radar. All of these factors significantly
improve the performance and survivability of the active radars in the IADS.
Other important trends in Russian,
Iranian and Chinese IADS will include
the greater use of communications jammers, which will be employed to disrupt
airborne ISR sensors and the datalinks
between ISR aircraft and strike aircraft.

At the same time, the IADS will seek to
protect its C2 datalinks by using hardwired communications infrastructure
(when available) and low-power shortrange RF communications that can hide
in background noise.
Defending the IADS has also become
an important part of modern air defense
doctrine, and advanced IADS can employ a variety of survivability measures.
As Dr. Carlo Kopp has pointed out in
"Air Defence Systems Defensive Aids," a
technical report from 2009, "While mobility emerged as a design issue during
the 1980s, as the Soviet PVO [Troops of
National Air Defense] moved from static
semi-mobile SAM batteries to fully-mobile batteries with the deployment of
the S-300PS/PM SA-10B/C Grumble, the
introduction of more comprehensive defensive aids for air defence system components became a priority after Desert
Storm." These defense capabilities include ESM systems collocated with the
air defense batteries to detect attacking aircraft passively, radar decoys to
seduce anti-radiation missiles, and the
use of relatively short-range SAMs de-

ployed around medium- and long-range
radars to protect them from precision
guided munitions.

AEA TRENDS OVER THE NEXT
20 YEARS
Having looked briefly at the current
and emerging capabilities of offensive air
power and the trends across Russian, Iranian and Chinese IADS, how must the AEA
mission adapt in order to support strike
aircraft as the electromagnetic competition between IADS and AEA evolves over
the next 20 years? The objective, here, is
not to look at specific scenarios or dive
into deep technical analysis of specific
radars or AEA capabilities. Rather, it is to
discuss how the airborne electronic attack mission is likely to change, based on
air power and IADS trends, and to look at
some of the broad capabilities and principles that will characterize the AEA mission in the future.
First of all, it is important to point
out that IADS trends over the next
20 years guarantee that AEA will remain a critical element of the airborne
strike mission. Most strike aircraft will

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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
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