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BEYOND COMMS AND
RADAR-BASED THREATS
Radars and communication systems
will not be the only threat systems
contributing to the challenges of penetrating a sophisticated IADS or A2/AD
environment. Other potential surveillance, targeting, and weapons technologies, both active and passive, will also
have to be considered and addressed
such as the use of commercial emitters
(television and radio signals) cueing
passive radars, satellite-based systems,

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IR and other optical sensors, UAVs, and
man-portable air defense systems.
CSBA's Clark says he believes the DOD
recognizes the need to include these
potential threats in its AEA mix and
capabilities, but also sees them being
constrained by the fact that the Services haven't yet generated operational
concepts that will drive requirements
for them. "That's one of the problems
we have. Even though the technology
community is pursuing lots of options
that could improve our ability to detect

and engage these different targets, they
don't have requirements to do that. The
requirements are based on what the Services/warfighters are thinking they will
get into. So there is a little chicken-andegg thing going on where the technologists need to portray to the warfighters
what the level of technology is going
to be and what could be possible, and
the warfighters need to start incorporating those into requirements so they
can build the programs based on them.
There needs to be that OODA loop (decision cycle of observe, orient, decide, and
act) of technology that can offer certain
potentials, and then the warfighters can
figure out how to use those potentials
and turn them into requirements. That
cycle needs to be sped up or else you
just never get the acquisition process to
move at the speed that the technology
can provide."
Although Raytheon's Yuse says that
ultimately systems will in fact address other surveillance and targeting
threats, he adds that, "it may not be
the AEA device (alone) that will do it.
A directed energy (DE) effect, onboard
laser, may blind the sensor, while a jammer simultaneously engages the target,
increasing overall mission effectiveness. A flexible, digital receiver exciter
can be an effective weapon against a
command, control and communication
infrastructure, denying detection as
sure as jamming the radar itself. It's not
a stretch to think about a jammer that
could very well be effective against a
wide array of systems other than radars. The ability to attack the integrated air defense system rather than single
radars is what we need."

SERVICES ROLES AND THE SYSTEM
OF SYSTEMS (SOS)
Although the DOD and the Third Offset Strategy is decisively supportive of
the smart-system approach to future
AEA, it has not been specific about the
particular operating concepts that will
be used, or the roles of the individual
Services, leaving this largely to the Services themselves to determine. CSBA's
Clark, says he doesn't see this changing,
at least in the near term. Rather, he believes the DOD sees its role more oriented toward getting the Services to pursue

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - December 2016

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Interview: Col Jeffrey N. Aldridge, USAF
Interview: US Rep. Joe Pitts
The Future of Airborne Electronic Attack
Regaining the Advantage – Cognitive Electronic Warfare
Technology Survey: Flightline and Portable EW Simulators
AOC EW Singapore Preview
New Products
Report from the 2016 EW GCC Conference
Crows in the Community
The Heat is On
EW 101
Report from the 2016 AOC CEMA Conference
2016 AOC Award Winners
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - December 2016 - cover1
JED - December 2016 - cover2
JED - December 2016 - 3
JED - December 2016 - 4
JED - December 2016 - 5
JED - December 2016 - The View From Here
JED - December 2016 - 7
JED - December 2016 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - December 2016 - Courses Calendar
JED - December 2016 - 11
JED - December 2016 - From the President
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JED - December 2016 - 14
JED - December 2016 - The Monitor
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JED - December 2016 - Washington Report
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JED - December 2016 - World Report
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JED - December 2016 - Interview: Col Jeffrey N. Aldridge, USAF
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JED - December 2016 - Interview: US Rep. Joe Pitts
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JED - December 2016 - The Future of Airborne Electronic Attack
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JED - December 2016 - Regaining the Advantage – Cognitive Electronic Warfare
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JED - December 2016 - AOC EW Singapore Preview
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JED - December 2016 - New Products
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JED - December 2016 - Report from the 2016 EW GCC Conference
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JED - December 2016 - Crows in the Community
JED - December 2016 - 79
JED - December 2016 - The Heat is On
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JED - December 2016 - EW 101
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JED - December 2016 - Report from the 2016 AOC CEMA Conference
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JED - December 2016 - 2016 AOC Award Winners
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JED - December 2016 - AOC News
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JED - December 2016 - Index of Advertisers
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