On the lead up to EW & Radar 2016 which will be held in March in Ankara, Turkey, Alan Warnes looks at the integrated air defence system network and how the US is trying to develop new EW systems to tackle their threat.
An air defence system or an integrated air defence system (IADS) is essentially a series of sub systems which when working together are tasked to provide an air defence shield over a designated area.
These individual platforms or subsystems can be: 1. Airborne – aircraft or Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) 2. Ground based air defence (GBAD), maritime-based, or a combination of the above 3. Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD)…….
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