Skip to comments.Black Surprises (USAF can take control of enemy missile launchers, radars, etc.)
Posted on 01/24/2007 6:54:09 PM PST by steve86
click here to read article
The "how" of the program is highly classified but the "what" is known in general terms -- break into an enemy's air, land, or sea deployed sigint and weapons systems, monitor, and in later versions, take control of equipment as an active "system manager".
The magazine article mentions a metaphor of making the enemy radar think it's a wash machine and putting it into rinse mode!
These capabilities apparently are tested in realistic flight situations, utilizing multiple specialized aircraft, although deployment is in the early stages with some data acquisition components already employed in Iraq.
The Suter aircraft evidently project multiple digital signal beams into the antennas and other electronic components of the enemy platform to probe and then set up an ad-hoc network, similar to what a "hacker" would do to a target computer on the Internet using ordinary TCP and IP data packets. The nature of the signal beams, however, is a highly guarded secret, but apparently involves some kind of synthesis of the different signals and dynamic adjustment to deal with changing conditions and countermeasures.
Ping. Familiar with this?
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Well, now...is that why that magazine is often known as 'Aviation Leak'?
This article was published to tell the Chinese that not only do we know exactly what they are doing, but we overfly their airspace regularly and turn off their radars without their knowing it.
The Chicom ASAT test that has everybody scared is dimestore stuff, if what is in this article is true.
AW&ST shouldn't have run this story, imho.
Now, imagine what we can do to the Iranians.
Be Seeing You,
Glad we could keep it a secret.
Who's doing the "guarding"?
Then again, for how long can you keep a spoof secret?
Loose lips sink ships.
That we can read enemy radar screens was revealed by the govt as long ago as the Korean airliner shootdown.
Yea, just try to keep a secret
impossible in todays world. In the grand old days of yesteryear, these types of secrets were leaked via lesser-known channels and taken into consideration without the world knowing about them. Advantage
problems solved without the panic of the general population and the general population getting involved.
Was this good or bad not for me to judge history will be the judge.
Is everyone here tired from The State of the Union last night? I expected a Skynet joke within the first ten posts.
As long as the enemy sees what they expect to see, indefinitely. Think Maskirovka.
I had no direct or indirect knowledge of this project but it doesn't surprise me in the least. It is my believe that the US is intending to dominate every part of the electromagnetic spectrum on the battlefield from 3Hz up. That means complete freedom of usage for us and complete denial to the enemy unless we choose to let them use it.
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Very lucid point Sect, and totally agreed. They know what they are doing by letting this out. Th Chinese have long stated they are fearful of our technological advantage on them, this will help further the paranoia
I hope it's, as you say, a tactical leak. It will certainly make the bad guys wonder, won't it?
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