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Network warfare operations (NW Ops) are

the integrated planning, employment, and assessment of military capabilities to achieve desired effects across the interconnected analog and digital network portion of the battlespace. Network warfare operations are conducted in the information domain through the combination of hardware, software, data, and human interaction.[1]

Overview Edit

"Networks in this context are defined as any collection of systems transmitting information. Examples include, but are not limited to, radio nets, satellite links, tactical digital information links (TADIL), telemetry, digital track files, telecommunications, and wireless communications networks and systems. The operational activities of network warfare operations are network attack (NetA), network defense (NetD) and network warfare support (NS)."[2]

References Edit

  1. Air Force Doctrine Document 2-5, Information Operations 5 (Jan. 11, 2005) (full-text).
  2. Id.

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