Australia to develop multi-platform Airborne Electronic Warfare capabilities with US

The RAAF recently ordered 4 EW aircraft using Gulfsteam G550 business jet as a platform.


The Australian Department of Defence (DOD) has announced that it has made a six-year agreement with the US Department of Defense to cooperate and develop an Airborne Multi-Platform Electronic Warfare (AMPEW) capability.

The primary objective of the collaboration is developing technologies to decrease aircrew cognitive workload, and automate the Command and Control of manned and unmanned electronic warfare system in stand-in and stand-off ranges.

According to Royal Australian Air Force Head of Air Force Capbility, Air Vice-Marshal Cath Roberts AM,  “The AMPEW Project Arrangement establishes a cooperative project to jointly design, develop, test, and demonstrate dynamic multi-platform electromagnetic manoeuvre warfare resource allocation management (EMW RAM) tools and decision aids”.

This is through jointly design, develop, test and demonstrate dynamic multi-platform electromagnetic manoeuvre warfare resource allocation management (EMW RAM) tools and decision aids.

The project arrangement will serve as the mechanism on which Australia and the US Navy will execute the EMW RAM Coalition Warfare Program Project and Future Naval Capability. Groups involved in both countries include the Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division Office of Naval Research, and Naval Air Systems Command of the US Navy; the Royal Australian Air Force, the Australian Defence Scient and Technology Group, and industry entities from both countries.


[1] Australia Department of Defence
[2] Defence Connect

Australia to develop multi-platform Airborne Electronic Warfare capabilities with US Australia to develop multi-platform Airborne Electronic Warfare capabilities with US Reviewed by Asia Pacific Defense Journal on August 20, 2020 Rating: 5

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