Army Updates Rule to Facilitate Sustainment of Software-Based Tools for Cyber Electromagnetic Operations

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ElectronicWarfareThe U.S. Army has released a revised regulation that seeks to facilitate the reprogramming of software-based systems designed for use in cyber electromagnetic activities, the Army reported Wednesday.

Bruce Woodmansee writes the “AR 525-15” would expand the software reprogramming responsibilities of the Army reprogramming analysis team program office.

ARAT-PO is part of the Army Communications-Electronic Command’s software engineering center and oversees software reprogramming of missile warning systems and radar warning receivers as well as electronic warfare tools, including the Counter Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device-Electronic Warfare Duke V2/3 platform.

Under the updated rule, ARAT-PO will work to perform software sustainment in support of equipment used in cyber space and spectrum management missions.

“EW, cyberspace operations and spectrum management operations are inextricably linked and all of these roles will continue to expand within unified land operations,” said Col. Jeffrey Church, Army EW division chief at the Defense Department.

The regulation would also direct the Army Materiel Command’s commanding general to oversee software reprogramming operations in support of CEMA, according to the report.

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