By Tyler Durden
The Army’s newest Electronic Warfare Tactical Vehicles (EWTV) were tested at Fort Irwin National Training Center (NTC), a major training area for the service located in the Mojave Desert in northern San Bernardino County, California, in January.
According to a statement, Electronic Warfare Specialists from the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team “Greywolf,” 1st Cavalry Division, conducted “electronic attack and electronic support operations” during the month-long field training exercise using EWTVs.
“Our main purpose was to provide support by denying communications to the enemy, jamming comms,” said Sgt. First Class Cristian Holguin, the EWTV team leader. “In addition we were able to listen in on FM communications from the enemy and detect enemy electronic signatures to use for call for fire missions.”
The brigade received the EWTVs in September 2018 in time to test it out during the Brigade’s external evaluation, Pegasus Forge III, at Fort Hood, Texas. The operators of the vehicles then provided critical feedback to the team of engineers at Rapid Equipping Force (REF), who are responsible for designing and manufacturing the EWTVs.
“It’s like version one of the system. And for being version one it is a very good system,” said Holguin. “The folks at REF listened to our …read more
Source:: Zero Hedge