Electronic warfare

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Electronic warfare operations

The Electronic Warfare Operations branch of the Cyber and Electronic Warfare Division is concerned with techniques, technologies, and systems to detect and defeat threats using the electromagnetic spectrum.

This includes:

  • scientific and technical intelligence to build an understanding of threat development
  • testing of electro-optic and radio frequency (RF) threat warnings
  • development, testing and validation of electro-optic and RF countermeasures
  • development of advanced laser technologies.

The Electronic Warfare Operations branch works closely with a number of client groups, such as the Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO) and the Joint Electronic Warfare Operational Support Unit (JEWOSU), and includes a significant component of trial activities.

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Communications electronic warfare
The Communications Electronic Warfare group covers countering of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) through their exploitation and development of countermeasure techniques to support ADF. Our long-term research program is focused on communications electronic warfare and systemic effects.
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Electro-optic electronic warfare
Our Electro-Optic electronic warfare group undertakes research and development (R&D) in technologies and techniques to understand, detect and defeat electro-optic threats.This work includes electro-optic system design, performance prediction and testing of missile warners and missile seekers, and signal processing and algorithm development.
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RF electronic warfare
Our RF Electronic Warfare group develops technology and concepts capable of defeating a future networked, highly adaptive, and increasingly complex threat.Activities within this group include threat analysis, RF countermeasures development and testing and validation against advanced threats.
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