Friday, 1 October 2004

Air Force Rethinks Approach To ‘Electronic Attack’

National Defense Magazine
This article outlines the future of US electronic warfare [read: jamming] aircraft. However, opswarfare feels that a UAV solution, either based on the Predator or Global Hawk platform, would be much more effective in terms of cost, time & quality.

  • Cost: lower costs [equipment & running costs] compared to manned aircraft
  • Time: faster to operationalise the requirement, as both UAVs were designed to carry sensors in a package
  • Quality: longer loiter times, smaller radar "footprint", reduced health risks of RF exposure on humans

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