Keys said the F-22 could be a prodigy in electronic attack. Not only will it be in the vicinity of enemy radars, it will have a lot of raw power to jam, and in the future could be used to conduct information attacks. Former Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper (Ret.) used to describe such an attack as convincing a surface-to-air radar system that it’s a dishwasher and that it should begin the rinse cycle.
The U.S. supports “a stronger and more capable” European defense, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said during an Oct. 22 press conference in Brussels—but that defense should not duplicate the functions and capabilities of the NATO alliance.