Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Mastering the Electromagnetic Domain

Electronic warfare (EW) and cyber operations are increasingly essential to defeating the sensors and command and control (C2) that underpin an opponent’s A2/AD capabilities. If the adversary is blinded or unable to communicate, he cannot aim long-range ballistic and cruise missiles or cue submarines and aircraft. Today, Navy forces focus on deconflicting operations in the electromagnetic spectrum or cyber domains. By 2025, the Fleet will fully operationalize those domains, more seamlessly managing sensors, attacks, defense, and communications, and treating EW and cyber environments as “maneuver spaces” on par with surface, undersea, or air.

From the CNO's Navy 2025: Forward Warfighters (click on the title to read the CNO's article in PROCEEDINGS Magazine


Justin Rogers ENS, USN (1170) said...

This is a great professional read!!! Lets go Crypto Navy!!!! We are entering the Information Age snd it's nice to see our Navy want to establish not just the corps, but the warfighting edge! A concern of mine is how do we get there??? For a Submariner, it's very difficult to fit time into the career track to develop the EW/cyber skills. Perhaps it is assumed that the issue will take care of itself when the communities in the Navy at large start becoming closer related. Even the "virtual ship" is already part of the submarine forces' design for undersea warfare(can be found on SUBLANT's blog). Was it me, or was the most frequently used platform in the article the Submaribe as a prime platform to use sensors, EW decoys and UUV's??!! Hooyah Silent Killers of the Deep!!

Justin Rogers ENS, USN (1170) said...

It was GREAT this morning to see our CNO's Proceedings piece make the "Tops News" category of Reuters news!! The title of the story was something like US NAVY MAY STATION SHIPS IN SINGAPORE AND PHILIPPINES.