Navy, Marines Top Pentagon EW Investment
By Michael Fabey
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
Laircm, which has received or is set to receive about $1.7 billion in funding during that period, is used to detect missile launches, determine the threat level and, if warranted, activate a high-intensity laser-based countermeasure to track and defeat the projectile.
The next two leading EW platforms are aircraft—the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which is listed under the Air Force's account and the Navy's Growlers—both totaling about $1.5 billion each in the 10-year period, the analysis shows.