The US Army’s electronic warfare office has a Facebook page. Yes, I’m still absorbing that sentence myself.
US Army reveals electronic attack deployment on Facebook
By Stephen Trimble on 10 June, 2011 in Uncategorised
The Facebook page also reveals that the army has fielded a new electronic attack weapon. Here’s a photo caption posted on 18 April:
I’ve written about the Raytheon CEASAR (communications electronic attack with surveillance and reconnaissance) pod before. It repackages the USQ-113 communications jammer aboard the Boeing EA-18G into a pod. A year and a half ago, I reported the army was interested in buying “a few” for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle (formerly, Sky Warrior).
Perhaps the MQ-1C plans are still being pursued, but it’s clear CEASAR also has found a home on the manned turboprop fleet. It shows that electronic attack is increasingly becoming just another weapon, like a rocket, missile or strafing cannon, that can be employed from the air in support of ground troops.
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