World: Middle East: That Electronic Summer

WITH almost eerie prescience, Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Dayan predicted four months ago: "This summer is going to be an electrifying one, an electronic one. There will be some fighting, but its accent will probably revolve around the deployment and setting up of new weapons systems. There will be lots of aerial incursions." By an electronic summer, Dayan meant clashes between Soviet-built, radar-controlled Egyptian surface-to-air missiles and Israeli jets equipped with electronic countermeasure (ECM) devices. Bearing out Dayan's forecast fully, the electronic war last week was humming at full frequency—and it involved...

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