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electronic countermeasures

Definition/Scope: (FM 100-5). The use of either electromagnetic or directed energy to degrade, neutralize, or destroy an enemy's combat capability. (JP 1-02). That division of electronic warfare involving the use of electromagnetic or directed energy to attack personnel, facilities, or equipment with the intent of degrading, neutralizing, or destroying enemy combat capability. Includes 1) actions taken to prevent or reduce an enemy's effective use of the electromagnetic spectrum, such as jamming and electromagne



Used For:

anti-communications warfare
EA (electronic attack)
electromagnetic countermeasures
electronic attack

Acronym:

ECM

Broader Terms:

electronic warfare
Integrated Army Active Protection System

Narrower Terms:

CREW
CREW-2
electromagnetic deception
IED counter-tactics
jamming equipment
Rivet Fire

Related Terms:

AN/ALQ-161A
AN/ALQ-99E
AN/TLQ-17A(V3)
AN/ULQ-19(V)2
counter command and control
EF-111A Raven
electromagnetic capability
electromagnetic jamming
electromagnetic weapon
electronic protection
electronics aircraft
Full Spectrum Active Protection
Full Spectrum Active Protection Close-In Shield
Full Spectrum Active Protection System
Integrated Defensive Electronic Counter Measures System
navigational warfare


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