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Why a true joint approach is vital for electronic warfare

17th November 2022 - 19:00 GMT | by David Isby in Washington DC


The platform-centric nature of joint electronic spectrum operations is causing issues with technology integration and development. (Photo: USAF)

Speakers at last month's AOC convention highlighted the many barriers that still prevent full interoperability on electromagnetic spectrum operations, both within the US DoD and internationally.

The need for joint and coalition integration in electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO) was stated throughout discussions at the Association of Old Crows event in Washington last month.

While there was widespread agreement on the importance of joint and coalition EMSO, there was also recognition of impediments to its implementation. At a panel discussion on 27 October, Jimmy 'Reverend' Jones discussed how integration can make use of capabilities such as STITCHES (System-of-systems Technology Integration Tool Chain for Heterogeneous Electronic Systems) that he helped create at DARPA.

He said it helps answer the question: 'How do I make the things that

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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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