New: U.S. Army EW Field Manual

New: U.S. Army EW Field Manual

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The U.S. Army distributed a new field manual for soldiers: How to use the electromagnetic spectrum to your advantage.

4830592_m כקשאורקRecently, alongside global military interest in cyberspace, there’s been a renewed interest in sophisticated military applications based on the electromagnetic spectrum – radiation waves, radar, infrared and more.

The U.S. Army recently published a new field manual covering cyber and electromagnetic operations. According to the Defense One report the contents reflect the Pentagon’s views on the matter: Control of electromagnetic capabilities is just as important as control of cyber capabilities. According to the report the Army’s actions in the air, on the ground, at sea, underwater, in space and in cyberspace all depend on controlling the electromagnetic spectrum – including electromagnetic radiation waves, infrared, radar, television and radio.

The field guide offers details on electronic warfare operations, including disrupting the enemy’s communication networks or destroying enemy equipment using intense bursts of electromagnetic radiation. The guide, of course, doesn’t go into detail, although it does provide soldiers with examples. According to the field guide, these days access and experience with the electromagnetic spectrum are vital for piloting UAVs, operating radar systems, taking off or landing planes, and more.

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The new field guide highlights the renewed interest by the U.S. Army in controlling the electromagnetic spectrum. The timing also fits, since the market now offers a variety of new technologies, while recently experts have claimed that hostile or terrorist elements might also use the same technologies to their advantage.

Sergei Gorshkov, former Soviet admiral, once said that “the next war will be won by those who better utilize the electromagnetic spectrum.” Apparently the U.S. Army wholeheartedly agrees.

Source: HLS News Wire