- The U.S., Russia and Europe invest billions of dollars each year in electronic warfare
- Russia will use electronic warfare to disrupt NATO reconnaissance on its actions in Syria
- NATO intelligence gatherers use "electronic counter counter measures" to combat Russian interference
David Stupples is Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Director of Electronic Warfare at City University, London. The views expressed are his own. CNN is showcasing the work of The Conversation, a collaboration between journalists and academics to provide news analysis and commentary. The content is produced solely by The Conversation.
(CNN)Russia's military presence in Syria has been steadily increasing over the past few months. Its warplanes are carrying out regular bombing raids against both Islamic State positions and, reportedly, other rebel groups opposed to the regime of Bashar al-Assad.