THE EVER-EVOLVING BATTLESPACE
As the capabilities of our enemies and adversaries grow, the need to protect, detect and counter threats intensifies. Terrorist and insurgent attacks are now more sophisticated than ever, with the line between EW and the cyber domain becoming ever-more blurred as the universal reliance on digital technology increases.
While many adversaries still favour improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to cause harm, the changing character of conflict dictates that newly emerging threats will only continue to proliferate and diversify, for which forces need to be sufficiently prepared.
THE IMMEDIATE PHYSICAL THREAT
Many IEDs, including Radio-controlled IEDs (RCIEDs), can be built ad-hoc and assembled with relative ease, so it's unsurprising that the threat from these has grown exponentially in recent years. Such a broad range of IED threats therefore requires a higher level of electronic countermeasures (ECM) to neutralise attacks before they can strike, ensuring at-risk personnel stay protected.