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Operational advantages of using Cyber Electronic Warfare (CEW) in the battlefield
Author(s): Nurgul Yasar; Fatih Mustafa Yasar; Yucel Topcu
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Paper Abstract

While cyberspace is emerging as a new battlefield, conventional Electronic Warfare (EW) methods and applications are likely to change. Cyber Electronic Warfare (CEW) concept which merges cyberspace capabilities with traditional EW methods, is a new and enhanced form of the electronic attack. In this study, cyberspace domain of the battlefield is emphazised and the feasibility of integrating Cyber Warfare (CW) concept into EW measures is researched. The SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis method is used to state the operational advantages of using CEW concept in the battlefield. The operational advantages of CEW are assessed by means of its effects on adversary air defense systems, communication networks and information systems. Outstanding technological and operational difficulties are pointed out as well. As a result, a comparison of CEW concept and conventional EW applications is presented. It is concluded that, utilization of CEW concept is feasible at the battlefield and it may yield important operational advantages. Even though the computers of developed military systems are less complex than normal computers, they are not subjected to cyber threats since they are closed systems. This concept intends to show that these closed systems are also open to the cyber threats. As a result of the SWOT analysis, CEW concept provides Air Forces to be used in cyber operations effectively. On the other hand, since its Collateral Damage Criteria (CDC) is low, the usage of cyber electronic attack systems seems to grow up.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8408, Cyber Sensing 2012, 84080G (7 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.919454
Show Author Affiliations
Nurgul Yasar, Turkish Air War College (Turkey)
Fatih Mustafa Yasar, Turkish Air War College (Turkey)
Yucel Topcu, Turkish Air War College (Turkey)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8408:
Cyber Sensing 2012
Igor V. Ternovskiy; Peter Chin, Editor(s)

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