The US Army has deployed a new artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled tool to support electronic warfare missions, US media reported.

Called the Advanced Dynamic Spectrum Reconnaissance (ADSR), the technology allows the service’s wireless communications networks to sense and dodge enemy jamming. It can also lessen radio frequency emissions, reducing risks for friendly forces targeted by enemies.According to the US Army, the state-of-the-art tool was recently deployed by an electronic warfare unit during a multinational exercise in Germany. Soldiers were reportedly able to further test the system and provide training to NATO allies.“Sensing capabilities that provide a real-time understanding of the spectrum drive our efforts to identify the enemy’s electromagnetic signature so we can rapidly deliver effects on the battlefield,” cyber warfare officer Brenden Shutt said. “We rely on the continuous innovation of our tactics and technology to maintain dominance in electronic warfare.”The ADSR is one of the first projects under the Army Research Laboratory’s Pathfinder program that aims to solve some of the service’s toughest problems on the battlefield. It was developed by a team of researchers at Vanderbilt University and sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.According to the developers, the technology has been continually refined since 2021, undergoing a series of operational tests in the US and Romania. US Senator Marsha Blackburn has said that the ADSR would help ensure that American soldiers are equipped with the greatest tools and technologies that enhance their capabilities to defeat any enemy.“That’s why I have consistently supported the Pathfinder program, which leverages research at great universities like Vanderbilt and the University of Tennessee to solve some of the Army’s toughest problems. This partnership is vital as we work to maintain US military dominance over our adversaries,” she said.

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