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the view f ro m h e re FORGING OCTOBER 2010 • Vol. 33, No. 10 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, Jesse Bourque, Barry Manz, Luca Peruzzi, Tom Withington Marketing & Research Coordinator: Allie Hansen Sales Administration: Esther Biggs EW POLICY W 6 The Journal of Electronic Defense | October 2010 e in the Electronic Warfare (EW) Community don’t often think in terms of “EW policy” or “EM Spectrum Policy.” There are many contributing reasons why this is so, but the main reason is that our community simply has never felt that it needed to develop or articulate policy. We’ve often thought of ourselves in humble terms – as the folks who jam radars, missiles and radios. Any policy discussions have always appeared too esoteric to serve our practical needs. Or perhaps the members of our community believe that EW is sufficiently articulated and guided by doctrine and operational requirements. After all, EW thinking has always seemed to “evolve” because threat technology moves forward and the warfighter needs EW to counter it. These two facts seem to “take care of” EW. We can no longer expect to move EW forward by operating under these assumptions. Ironically, the EW community has been participating in an ongoing policy debate for the past five years, although most of us (me included) probably haven’t recognized it as a policy debate. Three major trends have contributed to this de facto policy discussion. First, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have dramatically changed how the warfighter perceives operational EW and Electromagnetic Spectrum Control. Because of this, EW has (re-)assumed strategic importance for the Combatant Commander. Second, Information Operations (IO) is undergoing major changes, as is the weakening relationship between IO and EW. Third, Cyber organizations are being stood up throughout the DOD. Because of Cyber warfare’s dependence on access to the electromagnetic spectrum, some in the Cyber community are mistakenly trying to re-organize EW under Cyber. Most of the EW community, having developed a new vision of the EM Spectrum’s strategic role in today’s operations, wants no part of this trend. It is truly amazing that the EW community is successfully transforming itself and at the same time navigating through these difficult issues without any sort of formal policy to guide it. (For me, it conjures an image of a blindfolded man trying to cross a busy highway.) At best, small groups of EW leaders are tackling important policy issues by communicating directly with senior defense leaders. This success has depended on leadership, personal chemistry and good fortune. The stars, however, will not always be so favorably aligned. EW is becoming too big and too important to manage on an ad hoc basis. It was never a good way to manage EW in the first place, but now it simply won’t do. When senior leaders need to shape defense strategy in the EMS, they have very little to reach for in terms of understanding how or why EW or Electromagnetic Spectrum Control fit into overarching defense concepts. Our community needs to take our thinking up a level and articulate EW and EMS policy. If we do not, then someone else (IO, Cyber, etc.) will. – John Knowles EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD Mr. Tom Arseneault 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 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 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, EW Directorate, JIOWC, US Strategic Command Mr. Micael Johansson Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area, Electronic Defence Systems, Saab Mr. Anthony Lisuzzo Director, Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate, CERDEC, USA CAPT Paul Overstreet Commander, ATAPS Program Office (PMA-272), NAVAIR, USN Mr. Jeffrey Palombo Senior VP and GM, Land and Self-Protection Systems Division, Electronic Systems, Northrop Grumman Corp. 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: Elaine Connell 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 - October 2010

JED - October 2010
The View From Here
From the Presidents
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
What’s Next in IED Jammers?
Electronic Warfare in Today’s Surface Navy
ELINT Receivers Tackle Dense Signal Environments
A Structural View of EM Spectrum Warfare
AOC News
Book Review
EW 101
Roost Profiles
AOC 2010 Award Winners
JED Sales Offices
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look

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