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EW Europe 2018: Geopolitics fuels EW advances

31st May 2018 - 14:00 GMT | by Alice Budge in London


Widely considered to be the 'fifth domain' of warfare, developing technology that will deliver the competitive edge against adversaries in the electromagnetic spectrum is being fuelled by geopolitical tensions. 

For western nations occupied with low-level stabilisation and counter-insurgency missions for over a decade, the requirement to retain and modernise EW capabilities for peer conflicts has waned. That has not been mirrored by the likes of Russia and China, which are forging ahead in this domain.

Now, as the perceived threat environment begins to shift, the US is refocusing efforts on countering near-pear adversaries by investing in new equipment and modernising

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