Why DARPA Needs AI to Defeat Enemy Radar

The old countermeasures just aren’t cutting it anymore. Most Popular Getty Mohammed al-Shaikh Created with Sketch. Sep 13, 2016 Electronic warfare ain’t what it used to be. Modern radar and communications systems can subtly and quickly change their character, making them harder for U.S. aircraft and other platforms to jam or spoof. That reality is prompting DARPA to lead industry teams to apply artificial intelligence to electronic warfare. It’s called “cognitive EW.” The U.S. military developed its current approach to EW in the 1960s and 70s when it studied enemy systems to identify their vulnerabilities. It then came up with countermeasures to disrupt them, which went into a sort of tactical EW “playbook.” Advertisement – Continue Reading Below “Cognitive EW is being developed to deal with the unexpected.” “If you…


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