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Fast decisions from cognitive electronic warfare technology may be crucial to spectrum dominance

8th November 2022 - 19:00 GMT | by David Isby in Washington DC


Future airborne jammers could use cognitive electronic warfare technology, but such a system is at least ten years away. (Photo: USAF)

Cognitive electronic warfare (EW), including the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, may be key to future developments, when a capability to deal with combat situations requires decisions in micro-seconds.

'Situational assessment, decision-making and machine learning: you have to do all three to be a cognitive EW system', Karen Haigh, the author of Cognitive Electronic Warfare, said at a panel discussion during the Association of Old Crows annual event, held in Washington in October. 

Stressing the potential of AI in situations where 'novel emitters can be lethal in sub-minute time frames', she said that many are 'too inclined to say "we will never let AI make decisions in the field", while the Kalman filter – a generic algorithm used to estimate systems parameters -- represents machine learning and

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David Isby


David Isby

David Isby is a Washington-based attorney and consultant on national security issues. He has experience …

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