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350th Spectrum Warfare Wing leadership salute Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, during his visit at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 30, 2022. The 350th SWW serves as the Air Force’s first Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) focused wing focused on enhancing air component commanders’ ability to synchronize, integrate and execute EMS capabilities across all domains and platforms. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ericka A. Woolever)

Air Force adds two more electromagnetic spectrum-focused squadrons

The 563rd Electronic Warfare Squadron will focus on delivering modern software applications, while the 388th Electronic Warfare Squadron will focus on evaluating and assessing adversary capabilities.
U.S. Air Force Capt. Frank Von Heiland, 41st Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron co-pilot, prepares for a mission on an EC-130H Compass Call aircraft at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Sept. 12, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez/Released)

Air Force spectrum wing puts skills to the test in first internal exercise

The 350th Spectrum Warfare Wing simulated 24 hours of operations to test its ability to perform its mission set and reprogram signals in a rapid manner.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (L), US President Joe Biden (C) and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (R) hold a press conference after a trilateral meeting during the AUKUS summit on March 13, 2023 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Trilateral AUKUS alliance kicks off prize competition focused on electromagnetic spectrum capabilities

AUKUS is starting its prize challenge to identify electromagnetic spectrum technologies for offensive and defensive purposes, with winners slated to be chosen in July.
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)

Army expects to mature electromagnetic spectrum decoy and obfuscation systems in FY ’25

The Army hopes to begin accelerating the maturation of key tools for deceiving the enemy in the electromagnetic spectrum to protect its forces.
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Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 2nd Class David J. Aguilera monitors the electromagnetic spectrum of air and surface contacts in the combat information center aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61), Feb. 16, 2014. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jared King/Released

Secretive nature of spectrum ops could complicate deterrence

Recently retired Vice Adm. Jeffrey Trussler warned about allocating key portions of the electromagnetic spectrum away from the Department of Defense.
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)

For the first time, Air Force integrates spectrum warfare wing into weapons school capstone event

The 350th Spectrum Warfare Wing recently participated in the Air Force Weapons School Integration event for the first time.
PEARL HARBOR — (Sept. 13, 2018) The Arleigh Burke-Class destroyer Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and its crew arrives to their new homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The ship, which was previously homeported in San Diego, is named after Rear Adm. Wayne E. Meyer, who is known as the “Father of Aegis”. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Corwin M. Colbert)

Del Toro: Navy ‘very concerned’ about future spectrum-sharing decisions

Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro told DefenseScoop that “we cannot simply share valuable spectrum space that we require to be able to perform our [electronic warfare] missions…
Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 2nd Class David J. Aguilera monitors the electromagnetic spectrum of air and surface contacts in the combat information center aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61), Feb. 16, 2014. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jared King/Released

Pentagon unveils first iteration of joint electromagnetic visualization tool

The Electromagnetic Battle Management – Joint has released its first minimum viable capability for situational awareness of the spectrum.
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