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AOC 2019: Risks inherent with domain convergence

23rd October 2019 - 13:00 GMT | by Thomas Withington in Toulouse


The last five years has seen much debate in the global EW community regarding the convergence of electronic and cyber warfare domains. Yet merging these two domains carries risks. 

At first blush, the convergence makes sense. On the battlefield it is RF (radio frequency) communications that carry not only voice communications but also IP (Internet protocol) data providing command and control (C2), and situational awareness (SA). 

Until the advent of IP-based battle management systems earlier this century, traditional communications jamming would have sufficed to hamper battlefield C2 and SA with false or misleading communications traffic thrown in for added confusion.

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Thomas Withington


Thomas Withington

Thomas Withington is an award-winning analyst and writer specialising in electronic warfare, radar and military …

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