“EW Operator is a Combat Profession”

The IAF’s Electronic Warfare Division operates a number of systems, both on the ground and in the air, whose mission is to disrupt enemy systems and weapons

Photo: Celia Garion / IAF

The IAF’s Electronic Warfare (EW) Operator Course was concluded earlier this week with a graduating ceremony. “Dear graduates, throughout the course you have received basic knowledge in a complex field of work – which continues to grow and develop – alongside a skill set which you are due to utilizing in all operational activity in the future,” said Maj. A., Commander of the Aerial Warfare Academy. “I look upon you with pride, and I am certain of your success in whatever it is that you may do. Aim high, and keep ensuring the safety of the State of Israel.”

“The EW operator is a combat profession,” said Brig. Gen. Peleg Niago, Commander of the Tel Nof Airbase. “One cannot but notice the gender integration and the female majority on this stage. We don’t see this very often. I wish a challenging and enriching service to all of you graduates.”

The EW Division operates a number of systems, both on the ground and in the air, whose mission is to disrupt the enemy systems and weapons. After several weeks of basic training, the EW operators undergo a ten-week-long course in which they learn about the air force and the fundamentals of electronic warfare. Afterward, the operators are assigned to one of four bases, including the Northern ATC (Air Traffic Control) Unit and the IAF Headquarters.

 

[Source: IAF website]

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