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