Electronic Warfare Specialist School
On completion of their 14-week Basic Common Training, trainees are required to complete a 12-week Basic Branch Course at the Electronic Warfare Training School, which is situated in the Maritime Warfare Training Centre. There they learn the fundamental requirements to become a Electronic Warfare Specialist.
Inset picture on right: Exocet MM-40 launch
A modern warship relies on highly sophisticated, leading edge technology in all its operational systems. Electronic Warfare Specialists operate state of the art equipment that provides early detection of ships, aircraft and submarines by intercepting their electronic transmissions; they are responsible for intercepting, locating and identifying these transmissions as well as for classifying them as friendly or hostile. Thus they provide their ship with early warnings of potential threats.
RGM-84 Harpoon launch
Read an Electronic Warfare Specialist's job description.