083 – Electronic Attack

083 – Electronic Attack

Featured Guest
Captain Dave “Mini Me” Kurtz
U.S. Navy

Disrupt /disˈrəpt/ verb — to interrupt an event, activity, or process by causing a disturbance or problem. …Modern aerial combat is a challenging, fast-paced, three-dimensional chess match that requires each side to be on their game. One way to improve the odds of victory is to disrupt your opponent’s plans and systems, and one of the best ways to do that is in the electromagnetic spectrum.

On this episode, U.S. Navy Captain Dave “Mini Me” Kurtz joins us to talk tactical electronic attack based on his career flying the EA-6B Prowler and EA-18G Growler. We discuss what EA is, how it works to disrupt the enemy’s kill chain, and some planning considerations. Mini Me even answers a few listener questions on the subject.

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Episode announcements by Clint Bell / music by Jaime Lopez / artwork by Janek Krause. This episode was produced by our friends at The Muscle Car Place Podcast Network.