A senior official in NATO's electronic warfare community told Jane's that the next-generation NATO Emitter Database (NEDB-NG) is slated to be operational by 2020.
The alliance's original NEDB architecture commenced operations in the early 1990s as a means for members to store and share electronic intelligence (ELINT).
The database has been continually expanded to enable it to accept new ELINT. However, changing operational requirements and technological developments have prompted NATO to invest in the NEDB-NG. The alliance began work on the NEDB-NG in 2012 with a study to examine merging the business processes, database, and data exchange formats of the alliance's EW and spectrum management communities.
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