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ast month, the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) in
Washington, DC, released a study titled, "Winning in the Grey Zone - Using Electromagnetic Warfare to Regain Escalation Dominance." The report focuses on using Electromagnetic Warfare (EMW) to restore US "escalation
dominance" over near-peer competitors, such as China and Russia. It also
discusses new EMW operational concepts and capabilities that can be employed to
achieve this goal. If you want to understand how the US and its allies will probably
fight its wars in the coming years and decades, then this report is definitely worth
your time.
Many of CSBA's studies about future warfare and concepts are grounded in operational thinking (what's the job?), and they spend a lot of time discussing the
operational problem (what's the threat?) before they dive into operational solutions
and concepts (how do you defeat the threat and solve the problem?). The new EMW
study follows this same pattern. It also integrates some of the thinking contained
in other CSBA studies, such as those on the future or air-to-air combat, air and missile defense, and precision guided weapons, as well as CSBA's 2015 study, "Winning
the Airwaves: Regaining America's Dominance in the Electromagnetic Spectrum."
For anyone who has read through these reports, it's clear that the use, management
and control of the Electromagnetic Spectrum is central to future warfighting.
What I like most about the new CSBA study is the authors' decision to use the
term, "Electromagnetic Warfare." In separate JED articles, Wg Cdr John Clifford
(RAF Ret.) and Jesse Bourque wrote about Electromagnetic Warfare in 2010. The
AOC has been using the term prominently since at least 2014. The CSBA study,
however, suggests that Electromagnetic Warfare is now gaining wider usage. This
would be a huge step forward for the EW community, because EW has evolved in so
many areas, but its terminology has lagged behind.
I'm sure it seems like heresy to question the viability of the term, "Electronic
Warfare." But does that term still describe what we do? Seventy-five years ago,
the field of EW was named for the electronic equipment (at the time a very new
technology) that was used to control the enemy's access to the EMS and to protect
friendly access to the EMS. EW was essentially named for the black boxes (the
"things"), because we didn't fully develop a concept for the EM Domain (the "maneuver space") at that time. If the same thing had happened in other warfighting
domains, we would talk about "fighter warfare" instead of Air Warfare or "destroyer
warfare" instead of Naval Warfare. Yet we do speak about Air Warfare and Naval
Warfare, and it seems logical that we should also speak in terms of Electromagnetic
Warfare instead of Electronic Warfare. This would certainly be a game changer for
the EW Community, and it is long overdue. - J. Knowles

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD

We would certainly like to hear from our readers on this topic, and we always welcome
letters to the editor (jededitor@naylor.com).

AOC position.

Mr. Petter Bedoire
Vice President and Head of M&S and EW Systems,
Electronic Defence Systems, Saab
Mr. Anthony Lisuzzo
Senior Vice President, JRAD, Inc.
Mr. Steve Mensh
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Textron System Electronic
Systems
Mr. Edgar Maimon
General Manager, Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT - Elisra
Dr. Steve Roberts
Director, Strategy & Competitive Analysis, Airborne and Space Systems
Division, Leonardo
Mr. Travis Slocumb
VP, Electronic Warfare Systems, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems
Mr. Brian Walters
Vice President and General Manager, Electronic Combat Solutions,
BAE Systems Electronic Systems
Dr. Jim Wickes
Senior Principal, Survivability, Defence Science and Technology Lab (dstl),
UK MOD
Dr. Rich Wittstruck
Associate Director, Field-Based Experimentation and Integration,
CERDEC, US Army

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - November 2017

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
JED - November 2017 - cover2
JED - November 2017 - 3
JED - November 2017 - 4
JED - November 2017 - 5
JED - November 2017 - The View From Here
JED - November 2017 - 7
JED - November 2017 - Conferences Calendar
JED - November 2017 - 9
JED - November 2017 - Courses Calendar
JED - November 2017 - 11
JED - November 2017 - From the President
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JED - November 2017 - insert1
JED - November 2017 - insert2
JED - November 2017 - The Monitor
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JED - November 2017 - World Report
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JED - November 2017 - Forecast: Future of DIRCM
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JED - November 2017 - Sensor Fusion for 4th Gen Fighters
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