The second edition of Electronic Warfare took place 17th-18th January 2017 in Warsaw, Poland, chaired by Air Marshal Greg Bagwell CB CBE, Former Deputy Commander, Royal Air Force. Over 150 attendees came together to collaborate, debate and share strategies to widen the role of electronic warfare within defensive warfighting and better integration on joint force operations.
Significant insight into recent NATO exercises from some of the most knowledgeable Electronic Warfare practitioners in the Alliance was delivered during the conference, highlighting the increasing focus being applied to EW threats and counters in every domain – land, sea and air.
Discussing the event, conference chair Air Marshal Greg Bagwell CB CBE commented:
“The key takeaways were the challenge of data classification, data processing in real time and the sharing of information across coalitions. Even relatively constrained, recent conflicts have demonstrated that anti-access or area-denial capabilities are being readily applied and being effective for relatively low level commitment. Future operational risk will be increasingly shaped by the electro-magnetic environment. “
You can read the full event summary here.
Whilst electronic warfare role in defensive warfighting will remain at the height of discussion, the Electronic Warfare 2018 event will explore the greater connection between EW and Cyber warfare as well as discuss a more in-depth operational view points and experience.
Land operations will be key to future missions and while air assets will be imperative to ground protection ground capabilities will be given a great forum of discussion.
Topics to be discussed will include:
- Integrating Cyber and EW capabilities
- Defence against unmanned systems
- Ground EW protection
- Air EW support to Land operations