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Black Surprises (USAF can take control of enemy missile launchers, radars, etc.)
aviationnow.com ^ | January, 2007 | David A. Fulghum, Michael A. Dornheim & William B. Scott

Posted on 01/24/2007 6:54:09 PM PST by steve86

Other, more contemporary Senior programs named by Arkin reveal and track the Air Force's growing interest in and development of the new field of computer network warfare and electronic attack, which include Senior Keystone (related to classified information warfare) and Senior Suter. However, the Air Force's theme remains the same--penetrating the enemy's defenses.

Senior Suter is a Big Safari-managed special access program. Big Safari itself is a shadowy Air Force unit that has developed small numbers of specialized reconnaissance systems, including drones, in what are often classified programs. The Suter technology was developed during the last several years by BAE Systems and involves invading enemy communications networks and computer systems, particularly those associated with integrated air defense systems (AW&ST Aug. 16, 2004, p. 24; Nov. 4, 2002, p. 30). Suter 1 allowed U.S. operators to monitor what enemy radars could see. The capability enables U.S. forces to assess the effectiveness of their stealth systems or terrain-masking tactics. Suter 2 permits U.S. operators to take control of enemy networks as system managers and actually manipulate the sensors, steering them away from penetrating U.S. aircraft. Suter 3 was tested last summer to add the ability to invade the links to time-critical targets, such as battlefield ballistic missile launchers or mobile surface-to-air missile launchers. Aircraft involved in the Suter programs include the EC-130 Compass Call, RC-135 Rivet Joint and F-16CJ strike aircraft specialized for suppression of enemy air defenses.

Information operations and computer network attack programs are now considered the military's most closely guarded projects, surpassing even new stealth advances.

(Excerpt) Read more at aviationnow.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: black; blackops; covert; ecm; secret; sigint
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To: BearWash

For instance, first, raise the noise 'floor' to hide your own hopefully LO (Low Observable 'platform'), second, delay, advance and reposition in time and even space 'stronger' timed and synchronized with the original RADAR pulse returns back to the emitter ... this works well with pulse trains that aren't randomized, in which case it becomes a LOT more difficult ... although broadband WN can still be used to 'blind' an OPFOR RADAR receiver ...


51 posted on 01/24/2007 8:49:58 PM PST by _Jim (Highly recommended book on the Kennedy assassination - Posner: "Case Closed")
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To: HiJinx

I'm continually pissed that our military and intelligence secrets get outed to the media just to make some bureaucratic pukes can feel important.


52 posted on 01/24/2007 9:20:26 PM PST by bpjam (Never Give Up, Never Surrender (Unless James Baker gives you permission))
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To: BearWash
Could they not just fly over and maim communication in Iran for a decade or two.
53 posted on 01/24/2007 9:26:56 PM PST by alrea
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To: 2111USMC
Who's doing the "guarding"?

If elected Hillary Roddon Clinton will insure the safety of our technology.sarc/

54 posted on 01/24/2007 9:30:12 PM PST by alrea
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To: Interesting Times; GreyFriar; SeraphimApprentice

Super-stuff ping.


55 posted on 01/24/2007 9:34:02 PM PST by zot (GWB -- the most slandered man of this decade)
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To: HiJinx; ASA Vet

Capabilities published are capabilities lost. There are two bugs that need fixing now.


56 posted on 01/24/2007 9:35:12 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhauling is a sensible solution to mutiny.)
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To: BIGLOOK

Uh-huh.


57 posted on 01/24/2007 9:36:52 PM PST by HiJinx (Ask me about support for the Troops)
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To: Rembrandt

"Who's doing the "guarding"? That would be A1C Sandy Burglar."

Since we're in a "discovery" mode here, where is he filing the data - right sock or left sock?

Under these circumstances Berger needs to moved to a more secure location. I recommend Fort Leavenworth, KS for about 15 to 20 years.


58 posted on 01/24/2007 9:42:48 PM PST by incredulous joe ("Quo me amat, amat et canem meam" - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux)
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To: ASA Vet
It's deafening!
59 posted on 01/24/2007 9:55:34 PM PST by null and void (<----- Shocked and odd...)
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To: Jeff Head
It would be terrible, for example, if the N. Koreans tested a ballistic missile and it somehow went off course and hit Peking. Or of the Iranians did likewise and it somehow hit Damascus.

Damascus? That would be Syria's...

60 posted on 01/24/2007 9:57:07 PM PST by null and void (<----- Shocked and odd...)
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To: ASA Vet; TommyDale
Have you noticed the silence from those who actually know?

That's because they can "neither confirm nor deny".

Those of us who value our clearances know to keep our mouths shut.

61 posted on 01/24/2007 10:17:42 PM PST by TruthNtegrity (What happened to "Able Danger" and any testimony by Col Schaffer?)
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To: adorno
I wrote a scenario for a novel in which Israel did something similar to the control chips for an Iranian missile. Instead of the missile hitting the secret command bunker of the Israeli Defense Forces, it stove in the Al-Aqba Mosque.
62 posted on 01/25/2007 3:46:56 AM PST by GAB-1955 (being dragged, kicking and screaming, into the Kingdom of Heaven....)
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To: BearWash
Unless the integrated system is running in a fully automated mode, it will never work. The TO still has to physically press the FIRE NOW button.
63 posted on 01/25/2007 3:55:47 AM PST by semaj (Just shoot the bastards! * Tagline not suitable for children under 12, Void where prohibited)
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To: zot

You just can't trust anybody these days...


64 posted on 01/25/2007 7:25:41 AM PST by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: BIGLOOK

Even if the enemy knew about there is nothing they could possibly do to stop it besides pulling their equipment off the battlefield.


65 posted on 01/25/2007 7:43:28 AM PST by miliantnutcase ("If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. If it stops moving, subsidize it." -ichabod1)
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To: BearWash

Bump for later reading


66 posted on 01/25/2007 9:33:42 AM PST by Kevmo (Darn, if only I had signed up 4 days earlier, I'd have a 3-digit Freeper #)
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To: BearWash

"EC-130 Compass Call, RC-135 Rivet Joint "

I flew on both of these airframes from 94-98.


67 posted on 01/25/2007 10:29:44 AM PST by xusafflyer (Mexifornian by birth, Hoosier by choice.)
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To: HardStarboard

"I have VietNam era F-4 (Navy Phantom) pilot friend that tells of flying in the same space with an EA-6B (or maybe it was an E-2 Hawkeye?) and they were joking about cababilities.

The 6B jock asked my friend his call sign....and immediately his radar screen went blank as his callsign was spelled out on its face."

Make that an EA 3B.

Stupid thing for the op in the AWACS plane to do, but still funny.

Green Lantern


68 posted on 01/25/2007 8:15:00 PM PST by Rembrandt (We would have won Viet Nam w/o Dim interference.)
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To: HiJinx
Then again, for how long can you keep a spoof secret?

Generally, after you've buzzed the tower at the enemy airbase and bombed the crap out of the aircraft parking area, he'll figure out that SOMETHING is going on. :)

69 posted on 01/26/2007 9:20:15 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (Dyslexics of the world, UNTIE!)
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To: semaj
Unless the integrated system is running in a fully automated mode, it will never work. The TO still has to physically press the FIRE NOW button.

The idea behind the Senior Suter program is to get him to press--or not press--the FIRE switch according to our will, not his.

70 posted on 01/26/2007 9:23:48 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (Dyslexics of the world, UNTIE!)
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To: BearWash
And people wonder why Adama wouldn't allow networked computers aboard Galactica. Wireless netcracking is how the Cylons won the war!
71 posted on 01/26/2007 9:33:42 PM PST by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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