Shephard’s third technology report for 2023 looks at the ongoing race between sensors and effectors, and new threats and countermeasures. Gerrard Cowan first examines the changing face of airborne electronic warfare and the emerging need for every defensive and offensive asset to be networked and re-taskable as the battlespace picture evolves.
Turning to naval fire control radar, Gerrard examines the key role now played by solid-state antennas and multi-band technology, as well the need for radar to be complemented by other sensors to effectively protect the host vessel.David Hurst, Managing Editor
David Hurst, Managing Editor
June 2023 | technology report | RADAR & EW
As air defences become increasingly sophisticated, airborne electronic warfare is evolving in the direction of a networked approach, relying on flexible, redeployable platforms and systems working in concert for maximum effect.
Facing challenges such as the threat of jamming and the need to operate in poor weather at extended ranges, radar developers are harnessing new materials technology and the power of AI to stay ahead of the curve.
Read the latest radar and EW news, including how the USAF wants to give the B-52 ‘fighter-like’ radar capabilities, and the Royal Navy’s use of a dedicated experiments ship to trial new sensor technology.