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and possible responses in terms of new
platforms, force packages, and deployment postures, this study hones in specifically on new operational concepts,
platforms, weapons, unmanned vehicles, and mission systems for EMW that
could support operations to degrade enemy surveillance and strike networks.
Among the most promising EMW approaches to countering gray zone actions and related forms of aggression
pointed to in the report are: Degrading
enemy search and targeting sensors to
require fewer US defensive weapons and
greater enemy attack salvos, removing
the option of small-scale attacks against
US forces; Sustaining friendly targeting despite enemy countermeasures, enabling small-scale US strikes; Increasing
the survivability of US strike weapons
to reduce the number of platforms and
weapons required for attacks and; Increasing the number of weapons that US
low-observable strike aircraft can deliver to enable smaller strike packages.
Because "the ability of China or
Russia to hinder foreign military intervention in their near abroad hinges

on their command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance (C3ISR) operations rapidly finding and precisely targeting opposing forces at long range; and since
these strike networks are likely to use
hard-wired or low probability of intercept/low probability of detection (LPI/
LPD) line-of-sight RF (radiofrequency)
communications; CSBA recommends
that US counter-C3ISR efforts focus on
degrading enemy search and targeting
sensors, starting with their widest-area
search sensors such as land-based high
frequency (HF) over-the-horizon (OTH)
radars and passive space-based electronic intelligence (ELINT) or signals
intelligence (SIGINT) receivers that are
often used to cue airborne or spacebased electro-optical (EO), infrared (IR),
or radar sensors that can track targets
with greater precision."
Next, the report states that "because
they use similar phenomenologies, targeting sensors would also be susceptible
to some of the same countermeasure
techniques used against search sensors."
Approaches to degrading these sensors

could include using EW systems to jam or
deceive targeting radars, decoy emitters
to confuse passive RF sensors, and lasers
to obscure visual and IR sensors. These
countermeasures would also be effective
against radar, EO, or IR seekers on individual precision-guided munitions (PGM).
Among other observations and recommendations made in the report, the
point is made that DOD could gain more
flexibility in designing its future strike
salvos by incorporating sensors, jammers, or decoy systems into separate
small expendables rather than enhancing PGMs themselves. "This approach
would also allow DOD to field new EMW
technologies more rapidly and avoid the
cost and time that would be needed to
integrate these technologies into existing strike weapons." Another point is
that using techniques such as synthetic
beamforming and collaboration, a group
of small EMW expendables could degrade
or deceive enemy sensors with effectiveness similar to today's large monolithic
EMW systems.
Not surprisingly, the need for cognitive EMW control systems that an-

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The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
Forecast: Future of DIRCM
Sensor Fusion for 4th Gen Fighters
Technology Survey: ELINT Receivers
54th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention Guide
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - November 2017 - intro
JED - November 2017 - cover1
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JED - November 2017 - The View From Here
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JED - November 2017 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - November 2017 - Courses Calendar
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JED - November 2017 - From the President
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