C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

US developing new electromagnetic spectrum strategy amid Russian, Chinese competition

02 January 2020

The United States is at risk of relinquishing its combat advantage in the realm of electromagnetic warfare (EW) to competitors such as China and Russia, which could put US and allied armed forces at a distinct disadvantage in future conflicts waged on an increasingly networked battlefield, a top US general warned.

“I can very firmly say that we are challenged in the electromagnetic spectrum,” US Air Force Major General Lance Landrum, deputy director of the Pentagon’s Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Cross Functional Team (EMSO CFT), told reporters in Arlington, Virginia.

“Our dependency on the electromagnetic spectrum, the way our systems depend on it, the way our systems network on it and communicate on it.

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