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Tango0122 Aug 2017 4:36 p.m. PST

…All Levels

"Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley, has ordered a review of service's longstanding shortfalls in electronic warfare, officers told me in an exclusive interview. The ultimate goal: give commanders from platoon to corps the ability to shut down enemy radio and radar as readily as they now call in airstrikes and artillery. It's a critical part of the Army's plan to hit future enemies from all possible angles at once, a concept called Multi-Domain Battle.

The EW review, which Milley officially launched in April, is separate from a high-profile review of Army networks we've previously reported on. The network review focuses on streamlining and strengthening a wide range of Army systems so they can better withstand cyber/electronic attack. The EW review, however, looks at more active measures to detect, deceive, and disrupt enemy radio and radar. Those are capabilities the Army almost entirely disbanded after 1991, only to relearn from Russia's 2014 invasion of Ukraine how devastating they could be…"
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SouthernPhantom22 Aug 2017 5:32 p.m. PST

Platoon level?

That sounds heavy and expensive.

paulgenna Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 8:34 a.m. PST

Also expect that if they can do it then it will not be long before someone can do the same to our troops.

Oberlindes Sol LIC23 Aug 2017 4:37 p.m. PST

Difficult ECM/EW environments make small unit games like StarGrunt and Striker (and presumably Tomorrow's War, Infinity, and others) fun!

PMC31724 Aug 2017 3:06 a.m. PST

Yeah, I mean eventually all this stuff will be integrated at the NCO level within hard-suit exo-armour units powered by ultra-efficient batteries

Lion in the Stars25 Aug 2017 4:02 a.m. PST

A simple WiFi jammer isn't too heavy, and I've seen plans for cellphone jammers online before.

The trick is to make it so that the other guy can't talk while you still can.

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