The Pentagon will be steadily increasing its spending on electronic warfare (EW) programs in the coming five years, growing to about $5.6 billion in fiscal 2017 from $3.6 billion in fiscal 2013, based on analysis and data provided by Avascent 050, an online market analysis toolkit for global defense programs. That is a reversal of a trend in the latter half of the previous decade, when Defense Department EW spending reached about $3.9 billion in fiscal 2008 and spiked to roughly $4.5 ...

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