INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC WARFARE
In this lesson, you will learn about the history of electronic
warfare (EW), some EW accomplishments, and the components of EW.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Define and explain EW.
Given this lesson.
To demonstrate competence, you must achieve a minimum of
70 percent on the subcourse examination.
The material in this lesson was derived from the
following publications: FM 34-1, FM 34-10, and FM 34-80.
In the early years of the 20th century, the navies of the world
expanded their use of radio for command and control. They also began
to search the spectrum to identify and locate other nations' ships.
As the threat of a major war in Europe grew, so grew the efforts of
ground forces to include radio in their modernization efforts. Radio
became a means of communicating between ships and shore and between
By the end of this century's first decade, most
major nations' fleets had continuous wave radios.
allowed ships at sea to