Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Perspective: Army sets goal of specializing in electronic warfare by 2008

An elecontronic counter-measures UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle)

The Army wants soldiers to take the war on terrorism to the electromagnetic spectrum.

The Army hopes to make electronic warfare its own Military Occupational Specialty by March 2008, the chief of the Army’s Electronic Warfare Division said.

Ultimately, the Army hopes to have thousands of soldiers trained in electronic warfare, which includes jamming enemy communications and preventing insurgents from detonating roadside bombs, said Col. Laurie Moe Buckhout.

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