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AOC 2018: US military eyes small, distributed EW systems

29th November 2018 - 16:41 GMT | by Marc Selinger in Washington, DC


The US Department of Defense (DoD) wants to develop small, distributed electronic warfare (EW) platforms that can safely operate closer to contested areas than large, manned EW systems can, according to a Pentagon official.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and some service laboratories are doing work that could pave the way for such new platforms, said US Air Force Brig Gen Lance Landrum, the Joint Staff’s deputy director for requirements and capability development.

Such small EW systems would need ‘robust networks’ to allow them to work together as a ‘distributed, large mass’, Landrum said on 27 November at

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Marc Selinger


Marc Selinger

Marc is a freelance contributor to Shephard Media's news streams, with decades of experience writing …

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