U.S. Army Joins Ukraine's Electronic-Warfare Fight Against Russia-Backed Rebels

By Justin Doubleday / January 29, 2015 at 3:58 PM
Ukrainian forces fighting pro-Russian rebels are routinely having their communications networks disabled and will need counter-electronic warfare training to prevail, according to the commander of U.S. Army Europe. "The electronic warfare environment is very heavily contested," Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges said in a Jan. 29 teleconference with reporters, speaking from Army Europe's headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany. "It's very difficult for Ukrainian forces to be able to operate on radios, telephones, other non-secure means of communication, because their opponents have such...

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