While cyberspace is emerging as a new battlefield, conventional Electronic Warfare (EW) methods and applications are
likely to change. Cyber Electronic Warfare (CEW) concept which merges cyberspace capabilities with traditional EW
methods, is a new and enhanced form of the electronic attack.
In this study, cyberspace domain of the battlefield is emphazised and the feasibility of integrating Cyber Warfare (CW)
concept into EW measures is researched. The SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis
method is used to state the operational advantages of using CEW concept in the battlefield. The operational advantages
of CEW are assessed by means of its effects on adversary air defense systems, communication networks and information
systems. Outstanding technological and operational difficulties are pointed out as well. As a result, a comparison of
CEW concept and conventional EW applications is presented.
It is concluded that, utilization of CEW concept is feasible at the battlefield and it may yield important operational
advantages. Even though the computers of developed military systems are less complex than normal computers, they are
not subjected to cyber threats since they are closed systems. This concept intends to show that these closed systems are
also open to the cyber threats. As a result of the SWOT analysis, CEW concept provides Air Forces to be used in cyber
operations effectively. On the other hand, since its Collateral Damage Criteria (CDC) is low, the usage of cyber
electronic attack systems seems to grow up.