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Exclusive: Germany ventures deeper into aircraft jamming capabilities within luWES programme

15th February 2024 - 15:16 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London


The Luftwaffe has been planning to incorporate of Stand-off Jamming capabilities into 10 A400M Atlas airlifters. (Photo: Airbus on X)

Germany's luWES programme has advanced with investigations into incorporating jamming capabilities into various aircraft types, including business jets, UAVs and other platforms.

Germany's exploration of jamming capabilities within its luWES (Airborne Effects in the Electromagnetic Spectrum) programme has signalled a significant departure from traditional electronic warfare (EW) tactics, with a keen eye on equipping business jets and other platforms for advanced EW operations, a spokesperson for the Bundeswehr’s equipment office said. 

The German Air Force announced it was moving ahead with luWES Suppression/Destruction of Enemy Air Defence (S/DEAD) Concept of Operations last summer, but studies on the luWES concept began over five years ago.

“The luWES programme consists of three projects: Stand-off Jamming (SOJ), Escort-Support-Jamming and Stand-In Jamming/Air Launched Decoy (SIJ/ALD),” a German defence procurement agency

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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