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12/03/2015

Electronic Warfare Facilities

EW Facilities

Mission.

Develop and evaluate active and passive EW systems and associated embedded software. Investigate new systems and concepts during developmental T&E and perform in-service engineering support for EW systems software. Perform EW suite integration and pre-/post-flight checkout and troubleshooting.          

Unique Features. 

Serves as the EW mission area leader within the Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE) team and is recognized as a Center of Excellence. The Center maintains unique EW facilities not duplicated anywhere else in the DoD and strives to enable the joint warfighter to dominate the electronic spectrum.          

Combat Support.

During more than 60 years of service to the Navy and the nation, beginning right after World War II, Point Mugu has made its mark on practically every major conflict since by testing and helping to develop weapons that work. They supported aircraft in every major conflict since 1986, including EA-6B squadrons during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and the Global War on Terror with EW database intelligence, information warfare, and electronic upgrades. They helped achieve initial fleet capability of JDAM on fleet aircraft and have continued to improve tactics and procedures developed with assistance from the Point Mugu EW team. In March 2011, the EA-18G participated in its first combat missions, beginning with Operation Odyssey Dawn, using newly developed intelligence files and techniques, tactics, and procedures. 

For more information, see the full EW Facilities Factsheet.