ADTI reveals that EW planning tool is in service in the Republic of Korea
French spectrum management specialists ATDI have revealed to MONCh during the DSA 2018 exhibition being held in Kuala Lumpur between 16 April and 19 April that the company’s Electronic Warfare (EW) planning tool is in service with the Republic of Korea Army.
Officials from the company told MONCh that the system is in “extensive use” with the force throughout the country. The EW planning tool can be used to simulate the effects of electronic attack against friendly and hostile deployed communications systems.
Essentially, the EW planning tool is a software application which can run on a standard personal computer or laptop and can be employed to assess the likely effects of a short duration or prolonged electronic attack against friendly deployed tactical communications across a three megahertz to three gigahertz bandwidth. Moreover, the software can be used as a communications planning tool to assess local propagation characteristics to ensure that communications are used as efficiently as possible taking into account mitigating factors such as topography.
The rationale behind the software is to ease the communications planning and management burden for signallers. Beyond this, the software can be employed as a training and simulation tool and has been acquired to this effect by the Australian, Malaysian and Thailand armed forces in the Asia-Pacific region.