Information Warfare Directorate RAAF
|Role||Information warfare support|
|Part of||Air Warfare Centre|
|Garrison/HQ||RAAF Base Edinburgh|
The Information Warfare Directorate (IWD, formerly Information Warfare Wing) of the Royal Australian Air Force's Air Warfare Centre (AWC) is the Australian Defence Force's central institution dealing with tactical information warfare.
Although under the command of the Air Force, the IWD draws personnel from both the Australian Army and Navy. In turn the IWD develops and manages information warfare capabilities for land and maritime theatres in addition to aerospace.
The Information Warfare Directorate contains the following units:
- The Joint Electronic Warfare Operational Support Unit (JEWOSU) provides electronic warfare (EW) support to the Australian Navy, Army and Air Force and advice to the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) and Defence Intelligence Group.
- The RAAF Aeronautical Information Service (RAAF AIS) furnishes the Australian Defence Force with aeronautical information to support air operations.
- No 87 Squadron produces Air Force intelligence targeted to other units in the Air Force.
- No 462 Squadron exploits and protect against information warfare to support air operations.
- No 460 Squadron assists the Australian Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation in the production of geospatial intelligence and precision target intelligence.
- "RAAF's AOSG becomes Air Warfare Centre". Australian Aviation. 7 March 2016. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
- "About Us: Air Warfare Centre". Royal Australian Air Force. 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
Information Warfare Directorate – centralises the AF’s tactical information warfare elements and provides the wider RAAF with an integrated and tailorable operational support capability drawn from across the Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Information Operations domains.
- "Aerospace Operational Support Group". Royal Australian Air Force. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
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