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Electronic Technology Trend to Change Electronic world
Electronic warfare deals with the control and manipulation of the electromagnetic spectrum and at the same time protect against the deployment of electronic warfare systems by the enemy. Electronic warfare is divided into electronic attack, electronic support and electronic protection.
Electronic attack deals with attacking and crippling the enemy’s radar and communication systems by the use of radio frequencies. It predominately uses the technique of noise insertion and jamming frequencies to cripple the communication and radar systems respectively.
Electronic supports uses data from techniques like communication intelligence and signal intelligence to detect, track and analyze the enemy’s communication and radar systems and use the data in to enhance electronic attack and electronic protection.
Electronic protection deals with protection from enemy’s electronic warfare deployment. It uses various techniques like frequency hoping to protect a platform from the electronic attack of an enemy.
The electronic warfare market can be split as 20% of electronic attack, 50% of electronic support and 30% of electronic protection. With respect to platform, airborne is 40%, land-based is 20% and naval is 40%. Naval electronic systems are typically considered to be expensive as they have higher number of sensors to complement the system.
The typical lifecycle of an electronic warfare system is 10-12 years and software and hardware updates take place midlife. Software and hardware updates do not occur in isolation and they are interdependent. The research and development process typically consume 3-4 years.
The future will be dominated by electronic warfare systems integrated on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). This is because of the fact that airborne electronic warfare systems are prone to enemy fire and most of the nations want to isolate the human being from the airborne system.
Another development to watch out for will be the cognitive electronic warfare system that is under development in certain countries and could be deployed by the end of 2017. These systems are expected to be more efficient and effective with the help of machine learning algorithm that can analyze and counter threats in a war theater more efficiently than the existing system.
Electronic Warfare Market Forecast Analysis (2014 – 2020)
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