electromagnetic spectrum operations

Under the direction of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), two F-15s assigned to the Massachusetts Air National Guard and two CF-18 assigned to the Royal Canadian Air Force fly in formation behind a KC-135 assigned to the Pennsylvania Air National Guard during air-defense Operation NOBLE DEFENDER, Oct. 27, 2022. (U.S. Air National Guard Photos by Tech. Sgt. Bryan Hoover)

Air Force activates two electromagnetic spectrum assessment detachments

The detachments are the seeds for building the 950th Spectrum Warfare Group, which has the most important mission within the 350th Spectrum Warfare Wing, according to its…
An EC-37B Compass Call arrives at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Aug. 17, 2022. Compass Call suppresses air defenses by preventing the transmission of essential information between adversaries, their weapon systems, and control networks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Vaughn Weber)

Air Force looks to new concepts as it aims to advance its electronic warfare prowess

The Air Force is looking at a mix of collaborative and complementary capabilities to combat adversaries within the electromagnetic spectrum.
U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 355th Fighter Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, fly alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, over the Pacific Ocean, May 23, 2023. The U.S. is committed to denying adversarial aggression through strategic airpower aimed to deter and dominate aggressors in any airspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Yosselin Campos)

Air Force spectrum wing activates new unit focused on reprogramming mission data files

Detachment 1, also known as Det 1, is part of the 350th Spectrum Warfare Group.
Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., President Joe Biden’s nominee to serve as the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, walks to the office of Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for a meeting with Schumer at the U.S. Capitol on June 21, 2023 in Washington, DC. Brown is currently the U.S. Air Force chief of staff. If confirmed by the Senate, Brown would be second African-American man, after Colin Powell, to hold the position of Joint Chiefs of Staff, the senior military adviser to the president. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Nominee for top U.S. military post notes shortfalls in electronic warfare integration

Gen. Charles "CQ" Brown, the nominee to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, seeks to improve the integration of electronic warfare capabilities in…
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to “Wild Bill” Platoon, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment and 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment conduct electronic warfare training during Combined Resolve XV, Feb. 23, 2021 at the Hohenfels Training Area. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Julian Padua)

Electronic warfare ‘keeps me up at night’: undersecretary of the Army

Army Undersecretary Gabe Camarillo reiterates the department's investment in electronic warfare capabilities.
A U.S. Air Force EC-130H Compass Call takes its final flight at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Feb. 28, 2022. The Compass Call system employed offensive counter-information and electronic attack capabilities in support of U.S. and coalition tactical air, surface and special operations forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alex Miller)

US needs to harness software to be more adaptable in electromagnetic warfare

Software defined capabilities will allow the U.S. to be more agile against sophisticated threats.
Cyber warfare operators assigned to the 275th Cyber Operations Squadron of the 175th Cyberspace Operations Group of the Maryland Air National Guard configure a threat intelligence feed for daily watch in the Hunter’s Den at Warfield Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Md., Dec. 2, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.)

Air Force creates new information warfare training detachment

The new detachment will conduct training and research events to address the growing importance of operations in the information environment and the electromagnetic spectrum.