March 2010 • Volume 33, Issue 3 News The Monitor 16 Army CIRCM Program Gears Up.The Journal of Electronic Defense | March 2010 USAF EW Sustainment Elaine Richardson Washington Report 26 DOD Releases 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review. World Report 28 French Army Selects EW for Helos. Despite huge numbers of systems to maintain, USAF EW sustainment continues to find opportunities to leverage advancements in new EW technology to benefit the needs of legacy aircraft systems. Technology Survey: TWTs and MPMs Ollie Holt Features Modernizing EW Ranges Wing Commander PJ Wallace, MA RAF JED’s survey covering Traveling Wave Tubes (TWTs) and Microwave Power Modules (MPMs) features products from nine companies. Today’s aircraft and aircrew are required to rely more and more on sophisticated self-defense capabilities and need realistic ways to learn how to use them effectively, which requires not just equipment, but effective ways to train. With the current nature of asymmetric threats, how do we gauge the requirement for upgrading EW ranges? Shooting Down the Good Guys John Knowles Departments 6 8 12 15 49 51 52 53 53 The View From Here Calendar From the President Letters EW 101 AOC News Industry/Institute/University Members JED Sales Offices Index of Advertisers JED Quick Look The latest generation of threat emitters is enabling EW ranges to train aircrews effectively and affordably. Cover photo courtesy RAF Spadeadam.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - March 2010