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Force level EW in the Australian Defence Force
Author(s): Anthony Finn; Greg Chalmers; Adrian Pincombe
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Paper Abstract

The Australian Defence Force is a small force, dependent upon a few high value assets that act as force multipliers. Consequently, it cannot afford to sustain high attrition. The current Concept of Operations for these platforms is to operate them outside the threat envelope. Organic sensors and data links are used to maintain Situational Awareness, Combat Air Patrol is used to intercept hostile missile launch platforms, and Electronic Warfare self-protection is used as a last resort. Unfortunately, it is common for such high value assets to be slowly, non-stealthy, low agility, physically large platforms that follow predictable trajectories. Consequently, they are easy to target and track from a long range and have a high `sitting duck' factor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4396, Battlespace Digitization and Network-Centric Warfare, (29 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.438309
Show Author Affiliations
Anthony Finn, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
Greg Chalmers, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
Adrian Pincombe, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4396:
Battlespace Digitization and Network-Centric Warfare
Raja Suresh, Editor(s)

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