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JGSDF reveals more EW equipment

29th August 2019 - 02:07 GMT | by Koji Miyake in Mt Fuji

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More elements of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s (JGSDF) Network Electronic Warfare System (NEWS) appeared at the Fuji Firepower event in late August. The NEWS Type 4 had joined this event in 2018, but the NEWS Types 2 and 3 (pictured above) were added to the exercise for the first time this year.

All belong to the 1st Electric Warfare Unit of the JGSDF, but the Type 1 system has not been shown yet.

In the demonstration, the NEWS notionally jammed enemy communications. It also detected enemy positions emitting electromagnetic radiation, transmitted this data to headquarters, which consequently permitted an

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Koji Miyake is a Tokyo-based writer.

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