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Activity title

Scientific Support to NNAG Above Water Warfare Capability Group

Activity Reference

SCI-320

Panel

Systems Concepts and Integration

Security Classification

Other

Status

Proposed

Activity type

RTG

Start date

2019

End date

2022

Keywords

Command and Control, Counter Terrorism, Countermeasures, Data Links, Databases, ECM, Electronic Warfare, EO, EOB, EPM, ESM, Interoperability, IR, Joint Operations, Littoral, Navigational Warfare, Sensors, SIGINT, Situation Awareness

Background

Control and exploitation of the electromagnetic spectrum has become as much a part of modern warfare as air superiority or dominance of the sea lanes. Electronic Warfare (EW) is the mission area responsible for establishing and maintaining a favourable ‘position’ of own military entities in the electromagnetic domain (ESM, ECM and EA), a domain in which the applications and systems utilizing it are increasing with accelerating speed. This TG follows from the work of SCI-258.

Objectives

The objective of the projected TG is to couple and interface with the AWWCG by providing a visible assessment of capabilities, shortfalls and resolution paths. The TG will provide scientific support for the NEMO trials, developing continuity in those trial activities from year to year. The TG will adopt elements of the scientific method (techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge) to permit more control over objectives and trial activity from year to year, making it easier for the TG to publish progress to the AWWCG.

Topics

• Force ASMD simulation and modelling: model validation across the NATO nations. • Force EW tactical decision aid validation during field trials. • EW command and control issues: ESM and radar data association, concept development. • Anti-ship cruise missile seeker discrimination: identifying options and mechanisms. • Set platform signature requirements in association with other relevant STO study groups, and validate signature management system concepts. • Provide technical or scientific advice for specific related topics, e.g. NASMDEF (NATO Anti-Ship Missile Defence Evaluation Facility), a facility that is being procured by NATO. • Identify areas of research for study groups (STO studies) e.g. Force ASMD.

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