Military Electronics: Lessons & Trends

Mehmet Kürşat Kimyacıoğlu - Executive Advisor / C2Tech

Issue 49 - January 2014

This article succinctly elaborates on prominent areas of military electronics, attracting wide interest globally and in Turkey, from the evolving perspectives of Anti Access/ Area Denial (A2/AD) doctrine, and its interpretations and ramifications. A2/AD Challenges urge us to have a look at all the electronic components of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (C4ISTAR) to discuss the past experiences, transcend the existing issues, anticipate and comment on the future developments and progress. Turkey has to upgrade its market focus, for the Defense and Aerospace (D&A) industries and products, from only limited to domestic and regional to global markets, to make up for the export revenue gaps and to become a dominant player. The products and ideas mentioned in this article may probably be helpful to realize a path for reaching such a powerful position. In the last section of the article, suggestions have been made for establishing common design/test/reliability methods, architectures, tools, libraries and procedures to reach the goals in a much faster and a more efficient manner.

1-Introduction: Denial Of Access Vs. Safe & Secure Access