Skip to comments.US Navy Wants to Field Cyber-Attack System
Posted on 03/31/2010 8:21:18 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
In 2018, the U.S. Navy hopes to take a major step toward fielding a cyber-attack system on a tactically survivable, fighter-size aircraft.
Although researchers are cautious about discussing their cyberwarfare and electronic attack projects, one company states that it is "developing a weapon system that can deliver cyber-effects through free space into an aperture."
That opaque explanation refers to a cyber-weapon, sized for a tactical aircraft or UAV, that can create a long-range data stream -- most likely from an active, electronically scanned array (AESA) emitter. The emitter will function both as radar and the source of these uniquely tailored data streams that could be used for electronic attack and cyber-invasion.
The data beams would be packed with specialized waveforms and algorithms that work like keys to open networks. They would be manufactured by an exciter or techniques generator that functions as part of the radar. The beam is fired into an antenna that electronic surveillance indicates is attached to the target network. It could connect an air defense system, a command-and-control center or a flight of aircraft.
The Navy's sensor of interest in the quest for a combination jamming and cyber-weapon is the Next Generation Jammer. In its first version, the NGJ will be installed on the EA-18G Growler as a replacement pod for the long-serving ALQ-99 jammer. Then the program is likely to morph into an internal system tucked into the centerline cannon bay of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The third step will be integrating the NGJ into various types of unmanned strike aircraft.
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We would have to be ignorant and crazy if we did not explore this fully, and at the same time assume our enemies are doing the same.
I always knew those “O” branchers were up to some weird shiite.
Why in the world would we want to have cyber attack system when we aren’t allowed to fight Muslims from Squatomalia doing high seas jihad in dinghies?
Kinda like in Independence Day.
Just hit ‘delete’!
Reports suggested that various Syrian military networks were made blind or were fed erroneous information to confuse and mislead.
Yes, The Suter computer program.Suter 3, tested in summer 2006, enables the invasion of links to time-critical targets such as battlefield ballistic missile launchers or mobile surface-to-air missile launchers.
The program has been tested with aircraft such as the EC-130, RC-135, and F-16CJ It has been used in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2006.
Wonder if the E-2C Hawkeye that went down in the Persian Gulf was fielding this kind of electro-cyber weapon system aimed at Iran’s defenses? Maybe the Iranians caught on and fired a SAM near enough to them to damage their flight controls enough that they couldn’t limp back to a friendly landing strip or carrier land?
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