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SGA14: Asian EW threat set to evolve

6th February 2014 - 08:53 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London


The future of EW in the Asia-Pacific is going to evolve past the traditional threats and into an uncontrollable, networked cyber realm, a senior EW expert has warned.

Jurgen Opfer, VP of the Association of Old Crows Australia, told Shephard that in the contested Asian domain electromagnetic threats are evolving to include disruption of communications systems, counterfeit chip propagation, violation of cyber capabilities and navigation systems, and missile proliferation. 

‘EW used to be electronic support measures - being radar, electronic countermeasures - radar jamming, and electronic counter-countermeasures to defeat the jamming. That was the simple view,’ Opfer said in

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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