Electronic-warfare aircraft

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Jostle transmitter with its cover removed
Jostle transmitters being prepared for loading during World War II
An EF-111A Raven (foreground) with a tail pod for receiving and an underside transmitting pod, accompanied by an F-111F

An electronic-warfare aircraft is a military aircraft equipped for electronic warfare (EW), that is, degrading the effectiveness of enemy radar and radio systems by using radar jamming and deception methods.

In 1943, British Avro Lancaster aircraft were equipped with chaff in order to blind enemy air defence radars. They were supplemented by specially-equipped aircraft flown by No. 100 Group RAF, which operated modified Halifaxes, Liberators and Fortresses carrying various jammers such as Carpet, Airborne Cigar, Mandrel, Jostle, and Piperack.

List of electronic-warfare aircraft[edit]

Examples of modern aircraft designed or modified for EW include:


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