US Air Force attempts to awaken spectrum ops after decades of waning electromagnetic warfare | C4ISRNET

The US Air Force’s electromagnetic spectrum operations have been so limited in the past few decades that the military’s top official recently acknowledged that the force has been “asleep at the wheel” when it comes to electronic warfare. The Air Force overhauled how it organizes such operations and is emphasizing easier-to-update technology to stay ahead of China, Russia, and

other highly competent nations, as part of its efforts to reverse 30 years of loss and upgrade systems dating back to the Vietnam War. At the same time, the Air Force’s plan is tightly restricted due to the service’s failure to openly publish the electromagnetic spectrum superiority strategy it finalized earlier this spring. Members of Congress have urged the agency to step up its efforts.



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