Skip to comments.US military working on constant connections and updates between all ships, planes and vehicles
Posted on 09/29/2017 11:03:55 AM PDT by C19fan
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein wants all military fighters, bombers, planes, ships, tanks and other military assets to be as connected as Tesla cars. H/T To Patrick Tuckrer at Defense One.
Goldfein waxed enthusiastically about how Tesla was able to remotely increase the battery capacity of cars in the U.S. Southeast to facilitate evacuation before the recent hurricanes.
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And then the entire US military can be shut down with an EMP? Brilliant!
This fool general will make the entire US military subject to destruction by the hand of a good hacker with the right malware. not exaggerating.
"The USs military leaders have agreed on a strategy to guarantee the US military retains its global dominance during the twenty-first century: Connect everything with everything, as DefenseOne describes it. The result? An unimaginably large cephapoloidal nervous system armed with the worlds most advanced weaponry, and in control of all military equipment belonging to the worlds most powerful army."
Reminds me -
“What one man can make, another man can break.”
Great. Instead of the Squad Leader in the Sky we’ll have foot patrols being directed from the Pentagon.
How about each weapon only being “activated” by an authorization code supplied by a Pentagon lawyer?
A worst-case scenario. At best, this will worsen the battlefield micromanagment by liberal pinheads in the Pentagon.
The U.S. Military basically did not invent the internet, but they are the ones that fully developed the technology and before anyone else, were the first to use it nationally, world wide first, space driven first, and world wide datalink before anyone knew it existed. All branches of the service use datalink, but they are not centrally controlled. They are already experts in hacking and prepared for cyber warfare. But command and control of all assets is the wrong approach. Sharing information at all levels no matter how small the assets is not the right approach and opens to many channels to insulate from potential hostile cyber threats.
Or the Cylons, same thing lol!
I hope for their own hides sake there is a backup plan for when this hits the fan.
Or one cyber attack...
What if the code has to be reset?
Will there be a self service option or file a ticket with tech support?
This is a cosmic level stupid idea.
Don’t hold your breath...
Hello, this is tech support. My name is Amit. How can I help you?
My @#$#$% rifle doesn’t work!
Have you replaced the power supply?
Yes! Look, I’ve got a dozen enemy on my ass! Turn my @#$@#$ rifle on!
Yes, I can understand how this might be frustrating for you. What is the particular make and model of your rifle?
(sounds of gunfire)
Hello? Hello? I hear gunfire so it appears your rifle is now functioning. Would you be willing to participate in a short survey after this call?
Made my afternoon.
I can really relate since I am the front line techno mr.fixit help desk flunky for the US division of a corporation.
No need for such extremes! Just some high school kid in mom’s basement hacking away takes out entire US military inventory of planes ships and vehicles.
Unfortunately if they actually put in such a system you won’t be joking.
Navy ships have been sharing info for years. I think we called it Link back in the early 90s. Also shared data with helos during asw ops. They are just talking about expanding it.
Only question is there an opt-out for emcon, etc
Statuesque blonde in a red dress type hacker???
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