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electronic attack (EA)

That division of electronic warfare involving the use of electromagnetic, or directed, energy to attack personnel, facilities, or equipment with the intention of degrading, neutralizing, or destroying enemy combat capability. Some of the forms of electronic attacks are shown in the illustration. Also called EA.
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EAPUP will bring the Air Force's electronic attack pod inventory into the digital age, delivering fifth-generation capability to fourth-generation aircraft and making it among the most capable electronic warfare pod in the Department of Defense inventory.
In future GPS-contested environments, commercial receivers will lose their lock on the GPS signal and not function properly; however, a DAGR combats the effects of electronic attacks through the Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM), which accesses the P(Y) code and is only present in a properly keyed, military-grade GPS receiver.
A spokesman at NISCC recognised that, as with any other technologically advanced society, the UK's critical national infrastructure is "increasingly vulnerable" to electronic attacks, though he added that nothing suggested a risk of widespread and disruptive electronic attack following the military campaign against Iraq.
Eventually, he said, "there will be electronic attack, organic to the IBCT.
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ENPNewswire-July 30, 2019--Northrop Grumman Electronic Attack Pod Upgrade Program to Deliver Fifth Generation Capabilities for Fourth Generation Aircraft; US Air Force issues third production order for advanced electronic warfare pods
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused "American imperialism of using high-tech devices to sabotage the power grid." He added that the reason for the power outage in some areas in HGFB came after an electronic attack on the system of automatic control of the hydroelectric power station, which required the temporary closure.
Northrop Grumman doing business as Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector is awarded a $697.03M indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for system upgrades for the EA-18G system configuration sets, airborne electronic attack and electronic warfare systems and final upgrades for the EA-6B system for the Navy and the government of Australia under the foreign military sales program.
Navy aircrew, flying an F/A-18 Growler (Electronic Attack Aircraft) assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron 130 based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., flew an air pattern over Okanogan County, Washington, on Thursday, November 16, that left a condensed air trail resembling an obscene image to observers on the ground."
The 55th Wing provides dominant intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; electronic attack; command and control; and precision awareness to national leadership and warfighters across the spectrum.
Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 209 returned home to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, in April 2016 following a two-month expeditionary deployment to the U.S.

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