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the view f ro m h e re THOUGHTS ON THE NEXT MARCH 2010 • Vol. 33, No. 3 EDITORIAL STAFF Editor: John Knowles Managing Editor: Elaine Richardson Senior Editor: Glenn Goodman Assistant Editor: Jon Pasierb Technical Editor: Ollie Holt Contributing Writers: Dave Adamy Marketing & Research Coordinator: Allie Hansen Sales Administration: Esther Biggs QDR EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD LThe Journal of Electronic Defense | March 2010 ast month, the DOD released the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) and the President’s FY2011 budget request. On the whole, these were fairly well received within the EW community. The warfighter’s need for EW (especially land and air electronic attack) was cited throughout the QDR (I can’t remember past QDRs saying much about EW at all), and the DOD’s budget request certainly endorsed that view with broad support for many EW programs. By themselves, the QDR and the FY2011 budget request are very significant for EW. They are the culmination of many years of tough EW lessons in Iraq and Afghanistan, and they reflect the DOD leadership’s much improved understanding of EW in recent years. For the EW community, this is a major achievement, and it proves that leaders will listen if we communicate effectively. I have to confess that until recently I have never thought the QDR was very important, primarily because it didn’t seem to have much to say about EW or much bearing on specific EW programs within the DOD budget. This time around, however, the relationship between the two is much clearer. Now that the EW community is achieving some success in building wider advocacy, we must ask ourselves the question, how do we continue growing broad support for EW over the long term? Where do we go from here? There are many facets to that answer, of course; leadership, training, lexicon, outreach, technology investment and a million other things come to mind. One way to consider this question is to ask another: What should the 2014 QDR say about EW? I think the 2010 QDR provides an excellent foundation for reaching the next level of understanding and advocacy – the recognition that no fighting force can operate successfully anywhere at any time, unless it achieves effective control of the electromagnetic spectrum. In this context, the 2014 QDR could address EW in the broader concept of electronic support and electronic protect, in addition to electronic attack. Perhaps the next QDR will refer to spectrum control and electromagnetic battle management (EWBM). Who knows? Whatever the 2014 QDR says about EW, it is important to recognize that it will depend on us, the EW community, to shape those words. EW’s current elevated status is not a matter of simple luck. It is the result of the vision and hard work of many in our community. We must continue to refine our vision and broadcast it widely with a sense of purpose. If EW is to serve our warfighters and leaders in the future, it is essential that we continue grow and evolve our EW concepts with a solid understanding of its tactical and strategic importance, as well as the need to continually demonstrate and reinforce that significance to the DOD leadership. – John Knowles Mr. Tom Arsenault President, Electronic Solutions, BAE Systems Mr. Roy Azevedo Vice President, Advanced Concepts and Technology, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems Mr. Chris Bernhardt President, ITT Electronic Systems Maj Gen Bruno Berthet Deputy Director for International Development, DGA, French MOD COL Laurie Buckhout Chief, EW Division, Army Asymmetric Warfare Office, USA Mr. Pierre-Yves Chaltiel Senior Vice President, Solutions for the Government Sector, Thales Aerospace Lt Col Dean Ebert Warfighter Integration, Aviation Weapons Requirements Branch, HQ USMC Col Tim Freeman Commander, 330th Aircraft Sustainment Wing, AFMC, USAF Mr. Gabriele Gambarara General Manager, Elettronica S.p.A. Mr. Tony Grieco Former Deputy for Electronic Warfare, OSD Mr. Itzchak Gat CEO, Elisra CAPT John Green Commander, EA-6B Program Office (PMA-234), NAVAIR, USN Mr. Ron Hahn Deputy Director, Joint EW Center, US Strategic Command Mr. Micael Johansson President, Saab Avitronics Mr. Anthony Lisuzzo Director, Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate, CERDEC, USA CAPT Paul Overstreet Commander, ATAPS Program Office (PMA-272), NAVAIR, USN Rep. Joe Pitts (Honorary Member) US Congress, Founding Member, EW Working Group Mr. Kerry Rowe President and COO, Argon ST Wg Cdr P.J. Wallace Commander, RAF Spadeadam Mr. Richard Wittstruck Chief Engineer, PEO Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors, USA Mr. Walter Wolf Chairman, JED Committee, AOC PRODUCTION STAFF Layout & Design: Barry Senyk Advertising Art: Lesley Helash Contact the Editor: (978) 509-1450, Contact the Sales Manager: (800) 369-6220, ext. 3407, or (352) 333-3407 Subscription Information: Please contact Glorianne O’Neilin at (703) 549-1600 or e-mail The Journal of Electronic Defense is published for the AOC by Naylor, LLC 5950 NW 1st Place Gainesville, FL 32607 Phone: (800) 369-6220 • Fax: (352) 331-3525 ©2010 Association of Old Crows/Naylor, LLC. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without the prior written authorization of the publisher. 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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - March 2010

JED - March 2010
The View From Here
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Modernizing EW Ranges
Shooting Down the Good Guys
USAF EW Sustainment
Technology Survey: TWTs and MPMs
EW 101
AOC News
Industry/Institute/University Members
JED Sales Offices
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look

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