The Radio Controlled IED: Protecting Troops From the 'Unseen Threat' in Afghanistan



Alex Shone
12/08/2010

Electronic counter measures (ECM) such as jammers are equipment items of enormous importance to soldiers in Afghanistan to counter the threat from radio-controlled IEDs (RCIEDs). ECM, where available and when used correctly, has proven an extremely effective counter against such IED switches. 'Blue on blue' ECM ECM is very much a finite resource, in that not all Afghan regional commands (RCs) have it, and this can be seen by the regional trends of IED events. However, a major probl...
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