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Air Force to Unveil Electronic Warfare Study in January

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The U.S. Air Force plans to announce the latest findings of its year-long study that explored how the military can protect its equipment and data from emerging global threats on electromagnetic spectrum in January, Military.com reported Monday.

Senior service officials will discuss the findings at the Weapons and Tactics Conference at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., according to Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson. The study aims to determine the location and methods that adversaries could use on the electromagnetic spectrum to attack U.S. military assets.

“We need to know what part of the spectrum is being denied and be able to get the data out from whatever or wherever it is, through whatever means at the time or the place that [we] can,” Wilson said.

The Air Force also formed the Electronic Warfare Enterprise Capability Collaboration Team and worked with experts at think tanks, tech companies, joint service teams and innovators to create a road map to guide military efforts focused on electronic warfare. Wilson said the Department of Defense has already implemented some proposals in the study.

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