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new capabilities in particular areas and
then transitioning out of others. "Their
intent is to accelerate the innovation
they need in EW without necessarily
providing direction, like differentiating AEA roles and missions by Service.
There will still be a kind of pick-up game
there with regard to who does what aspect of the AEA mission based on what
the individual Services' own operating
concepts are."
In the end, however, future AEA will
certainly represent a combination of
sensors, jammers, and actual weapons
platforms that will be capable of providing the required effects - in other words,
a system of systems (SOS) approach.
And, in fact, included in the 2017 Air
Force RDT&E budget is an activity aimed
at providing just that. Titled "AEA System Engineering Studies & Technology
Transition," the line item represents
$9.2 million for "overall systems engineering, modeling and simulation, architecture and network requirements
development, effectiveness assessment
and requirements allocation to component systems of the Airborne Electronic

Attack (AEA) System of Systems (SOS)."
The program will also "assess operational effectiveness of multiple EW systems
in both offensive and defensive roles."
The program description also notes
that the program is included in Budget
Activity 5, System Development and
Demonstration, "because it has passed
Milestone B approval and is conducting engineering and manufacturing
development tasks aimed at meeting
validated requirements prior to full-rate
production." Target accomplishments
for FY 2017 call for support of the joint
Air Force/Navy offensive AEA SOS Analysis of Alternatives, update of the AF
EW Roadmap, and a report on "preferred
concepts that provide advanced cost
and operationally effective materiel solutions to joint AF/Navy combat operations in the 2030+ time frame."
CSBA's Clark, says the effort is part
of the DOD's work to rationalize their
investments in AEA between the Air
Force and the Navy. "The Services won't
be told how to divvy up the mission,
but this SOS work will inform ways that
they can be more efficient, because each

Service is trying to find ways to spend
less money, and to avoid duplication of
effort." Even so, he expects there will
be some effort to try to transition the
program's eventual recommendations
into some form of roles-and-missions
differentiation, as well as delineation
of the new operating concepts that the
Services are expected to be pursuing.
"The work will be done within each of
the Services, led from within the AF
and Navy headquarters, but using the
technical expertise of the System Commands," says Clark.
In summing up his view of the current state of AEA affairs, Raytheon's
Yuse says that while his company is actively working to develop solutions for
these challenges, "transitioning these
new capabilities to users fast enough is
just beginning to be addressed. Ensuring users trust the capability enough to
fully and effectively implement is key,
and spectrum dominance success will
ultimately come from Service collaboration to achieve Joint Force Commanders'
objectives and making EMS dominance a
National security priority." a

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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
JED - December 2016 - 13
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 - 32
JED - December 2016 - 33
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
JED - December 2016 - 75
JED - December 2016 - Report from the 2016 EW GCC Conference
JED - December 2016 - 77
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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