In this issue

The arms race has moved into the information environment as countries around the world compete for dominance of the electromagnetic spectrum. In this special issue we take a look at the trends, tactics and technologies that are emerging in electronic warfare. We chart the evolution of EW technologies so far and take a look into the future of electronic warfare in Europe.

One issue that has emerged in recent years is that an increasing reliance on devices to intercept and manipulate the electronic spectrum can result in information overload. We find out how visualisation software can help militaries to manage the often-overwhelming deluge of complex data they gather.

Zooming in on equipment, we investigate the vulnerabilities of GPS and emerging alternatives, speak to SAAB about the capabilities of the GlobalEye airborne early warning and control aircraft, and take a look at the US Navy’s next-generation jammer.

Susanne Hauner, editor