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

Examples of electronic countermeasure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The jets were also equipped with Belarusian Talisman electronic countermeasure pods that are credited with increasing their survivability in the last Nagorno-Karabakh war. Paul Iddon, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 It has been said, too, that some of the first production B-58s will carry electronic countermeasure devices. Thomas E. Stimson, Popular Mechanics, 15 July 2021 Tsinghua Tongfang, another subsidiary of Tsinghua Holdings, provides military-end use products to the PLA, including wireless communications, satellite navigation and electronic countermeasure equipment, among other goods. Roslyn Layton, Forbes, 13 May 2021 The Russians claimed that electronic countermeasures and the Pantsir system blocked the attack. Tim Lister, CNN, 19 Sep. 2019 The surveillance-savvy among them encrypt their phone and data communications and employ electronic countermeasures. Fox News, 2 Oct. 2018 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, 19 Nov. 2016 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of electronic countermeasure was in 1949

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“Electronic countermeasure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electronic%20countermeasure. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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