December 2013 * Volume 36, Issue 12 The Journal of Electronic Defense | December 2013 4 News The Monitor 15 GAO Recommends New Source Selection for NGJ. World Report 24 Babcock, Argon ST to Supply CESM for UK Frigates. Features Seeing the Light: Laser Warning Systems Facing Increasingly Lethal Threats 26 John Haystead The rapid proliferation of laser-based threats have made laser detection and warning systems a critical need. Today's laser warners now encompass numerous platforms across all services and, as the speed of technology advances the sophistication of beam-riders and other threats, are an essential tool for today's warfighters. 2014 EW/SIGINT Resource Guide 33 JED's annual guide to the companies that make products and provide services for the electronic warfare and signals intelligence markets and a listing of what they make, updated for 2014. Departments 6 8 10 12 50 54 57 58 The View From Here Conferences Calendar Courses Calendar From the President EW 101 AOC News Index of Advertisers JED Quick Look Cover photo courtesy US Department of Defense.