electronic countermeasure

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Definition of electronic countermeasure 

: the disruption of the operation of an enemy's equipment (as by jamming radio or radar signals) also : the equipment used to produce the disruption

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In 2005, the entire A-10 fleet began receiving Precision Engagement upgrades including an improved fire control system and electronic countermeasures. Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, "Why the A-10 Warthog Is Such a Badass Plane," 19 Nov. 2016 Crowe, who explored electronic countermeasures to drive the squirrels from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.? John Kelly, Washington Post, "In 1955, the White House waged warfare against some furry terrorists: squirrels," 14 Apr. 2018 Japan lacks expertise in avionics, systems integration, airframe development, software, electronic countermeasures and, perhaps most importantly, stealth technology. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "What Japan’s F-22/F-35 Fighter Hybrid Might Look Like," 23 Apr. 2018 The surveillance-savvy among them encrypt their phone and data communications and employ electronic countermeasures. Time, "Foreign Governments Could Be Using High-Tech Gadgets to Intercept Calls and Texts in Washington," 3 Apr. 2018 The surveillance-savvy among them encrypt their phone and data communications and employ electronic countermeasures. CBS News, "Rogue cellphone-tracking devices detected in Washington, feds say," 3 Apr. 2018 The surveillance-savvy among them encrypt their phone and data communications and employ electronic countermeasures. Fox News, "Homeland Security finds suspected listening devices in Washington," 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of electronic countermeasure

1949, in the meaning defined above

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