Joint Electromagnetic Preparedness for Advanced Combat
Published January 23, 2013
The Joint Electromagnetic Preparedness for Advanced Combat (JEPAC) organization is one of the Joint Electronic Warfare (EW) organizations aligned under U.S. Strategic Command's Global Operations directorate, USSTRATCOM/J3E. In accordance with Combatant Command priorities, JEPAC assesses readiness of joint/operational JEMSO capabilities, identifies gaps and limitations, and develops mitigation strategies and solutions. JEPAC supports the vision for a Joint Force optimally positioned to achieve EMS dominance for decades.
JEPAC began as a joint test in August, 2007, located at Nellis Air Force
Base, Nevada. The Director, Operational Test and Evaluation chartered the three-year joint test named, "Joint Electronic Protection for Air Combat" or JEPAC, which addressed the specific issue of proliferating electronic warfare capabilities in adversarial air combat systems. During the test, JEPAC leveraged NORTHERN EDGE Exercises in the Pacific Alaskan Range Complex to develop joint tactics, techniques and procedures to counter the effects of advanced electronic attack waveforms. The joint test was completed in September 2010 and the organization transitioned to the permanent entity it is today, as part of US Strategic Command's Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Office, under the Global Operations Directorate. The Command kept the name JEPAC but changed the Joint Test acronym to Joint Electromagnetic Preparedness for Advanced Combat.
(Current as of Aug 2018)