The electromagnetic environment is changing at an increasing pace, and thus the importance of electronic warfare has also increased, along with the need for EW system adaptability, flexibility, and innovation. Not only are innovative technologies greatly needed, but the EW Community across defence and engineering itself needs to change conceptually and organizationally to embrace innovative ideas, technologies, and tactics - and at a significantly faster pace. Innovation is about more than refreshing technology, it is also about evolving culture.
We live in a time of increasing uncertainty on many fronts. Threats, challenges and, yes, opportunities are increasing. Technology is accelerating. The world is undoubtedly changing and in unforeseen ways. In terms of future warfare, national forces are being re-shaped and re-equipped to face an operational maneuver space that will be complex and connected, but constrained. It may well be chaotic unless the right, informed choices are made now. In terms of EW and electromagnetic operations how can we make sense of all of these things, minimise the risks and maximise the benefits?