This is the third in our series of posts on US Army systems and mission needs based on the AFCEA Augusta Technet.
Integrated Electronic Warfare Systems (IEWS). Electronic warfare and spectrum management operations are being developed, synchronized and integrated into the electromagnetic operational environment. There is a new emphasis on how “cyber electromagnetic activities” can be used to seize, retain and exploit an advantage over the enemy. There are three different programs providing innovation and technology to these requirements.
EW Planning and Management Tool (EWPMT). Mission command suite of software tools and applications that enhance the EW element and spectrum managers’ ability to coordinate and synchronize EW throughout the operational process. This includes visualization of the EW environment and EW effects (friendly and enemy), EW asset tracking, data on spectrum interference and deconfliction solutions, modeling and simulation and electronic attack deconfliction.
Multifunction Electronic Warfare (MFEW). Weapons system that provides offensive electronic attack and electronic warfare support from the battalion to the corps with organic EW capability. This dramatically improves the land forces ability to seize, retain and exploit an advantage within the electromagnetic spectrum in order to execute successful unified land operations. It provides emitter information and targeting data for enhanced freedom of maneuver and lethal and non-lethal fires coordination.
Ground Survivability Equipment (GSE). A force protection system that provides ground platform survivability, defensive electronic attack and electronic warfare support to protect vehicles and convoys, dismounted troops and fixed site locations.
The next post in this series from AFCEA August TechNet is on the topic of US Army Expeditionary Networks
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