electronic countermeasures


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electronic countermeasures

pl n
(Military) military (in electronic warfare) actions intended to interfere with an enemy's use of electromagnetic radiation equipment
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Noun1.electronic countermeasures - electronic warfare undertaken to prevent or reduce an enemy's effective use of the electromagnetic spectrum
electronic warfare, EW - military action involving the use of electromagnetic energy to determine or exploit or reduce or prevent hostile use of the electromagnetic spectrum
electronic deception - the deliberate use of electromagnetic energy in a manner intended to convey misleading information
electronic jamming, jamming, jam - deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems
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It is an indication of the value that they place on our expertise in electronic countermeasures which has been built up over 25 years.
From the rudimentary days of REWSON with the ALE-29, ALR-45, and ALQ-100 on limited numbers of aircraft, to today's ALE-47, ALQ-165, integrated defensive electronic countermeasures, and directed infrared countermeasures programs, aircraft survivability has come a long way in supporting virtually all Navy fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft.
According to Rex Wade, Bell-Boeing's electronic warfare lead test engineer, some factors can't be effectively tested during flight, such as the interaction between the radar-warning receiver and electronic countermeasures and the aircraft's multimode radar system.
The ECM system was so poor that, during Strategic Air Command's 1989 bombing competition, some BIB defensive systems operators were reduced to simulating electronic countermeasures by calling in over the radio "JAM, JAM, JAM" when they detected competition threat signals--signals that should have been automatically countered by the B-1B's sophisticated ECM systems.
The contract is part of the Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures System (IDECM) from the U.

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