electronic countermeasure

noun

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

Examples of electronic countermeasure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Russians claimed that electronic countermeasures and the Pantsir system blocked the attack. Tim Lister, CNN, "The billions Saudi Arabia spends on air defenses may be wasted in the age of drone warfare," 19 Sep. 2019 The surveillance-savvy among them encrypt their phone and data communications and employ electronic countermeasures. Fox News, "Homeland Security finds suspected phone surveillance devices in Washington," 2 Oct. 2018 The surveillance-savvy among them encrypt their phone and data communications and employ electronic countermeasures. Fox News, "Homeland Security finds suspected phone surveillance devices in Washington," 2 Oct. 2018 The surveillance-savvy among them encrypt their phone and data communications and employ electronic countermeasures. Fox News, "Homeland Security finds suspected phone surveillance devices in Washington," 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, "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

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Electronic countermeasure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electronic%20countermeasure. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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