Over the past few years mature, offensive EW activity in Europe has demonstrated that in the electromagnetic domain, warfare is no longer theoretical. The AOC’s 24th European event, will consider the future of EW and EM Operations in the changing light of current and emerging threats including Hybrid Warfare, Information Operations/Warfare, the multi-domain battle (MDB), Cyber and Anti Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) where some potential opponents are excelling.
We live in a time of increasing uncertainty on many fronts. Threats, challenges and opportunities are increasing. Technology is accelerating. The world is undoubtedly changing and in unforeseen ways. In terms of future warfare, national forces are being reshaped and reequipped to face an operational maneuver space that will be complex and connected, but constrained. Over the past few years, mature, offensive EW activity in Europe has demonstrated that in the electromagnetic domain, warfare is no longer theoretical and nations and alliances hoping to maintain their security in this increasingly contested environment must adapt and advance their technologies and doctrines to confront the rapidly evolving nature of the EM landscape. It may well be chaotic unless the right, informed choices are made now. Europe, Africa, the Americas, the Arabian Peninsula and the Asia-Pacific are all among the most vital areas in the world and the focus of much change, uncertainty and opportunity. In terms of EW and electromagnetic operations, how can we make sense of all of these things, minimize the risks and maximize the benefits?