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Bolton: Iranian Jamming Technology Could Be Worse News Than Downed Drone
FOX ^ | 12/11/2011

Posted on 12/12/2011 6:26:23 AM PST by Just4Him

American officials insist that neither weaponry nor technology brought down a U.S. drone that was flying over Iranian territory earlier this month, but a former U.S. ambassador says if reports are true that Russia provided jamming equipment, the situation becomes all that much worse. "Some reports have said Russia sold (Iran) a very sophisticated jamming system a short time ago," U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton told Fox News on Sunday. "Now, our military says that is not true, it came down because of a malfunction. I certainly hope that's right because if the Russians have provided Iran with sophisticated jamming equipment it means a lot else is at risk too."

Bolton said Congress ought to be concerned if the Iranians are in possession of jamming technology that can bring down missiles, planes and communications and guidance systems "for a whole range of our weapon systems."

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To: super7man
I think gyros alone can get it close to home where communication can be re-established

A compass and a speedometer can do that.

51 posted on 12/13/2011 5:58:28 PM PST by AndyJackson
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To: RFEngineer
Based on pictures of the Ximango, I’d say it’s not particularly stealthy in RCS - at least in the military sense.

And, you would be wrong. Actually, our military is VERY interested in what we've shown them so far. In addition to consulting on this project part of the reason why I'm involved is because I've owned a Ximango for about 5 years. First hand experience tells me without the transponder squawking it has an exceedingly low RCS unless oriented directly nose-on at the radar transmitter. I've been a number of places in it where I've had to deal with military ATC to get clearance through restricted areas (i.e., Giant Killer, Pensacola, etc) and they don't "see" it any better than civilian systems. Last year a friend who also owns a Ximango were flying cross country together out to Nevada. Several times in our trip ATC commented that they were only painting one aircraft. Only later did we recognize that his transponder wasn't working. We'll be doing some range testing shortly and I'll have the actual numbers.

52 posted on 12/15/2011 6:15:13 AM PST by Thermalseeker (If ignorance is bliss how come there aren't more happy people?)
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To: Thermalseeker

“exceedingly low RCS”

I don’t think you have a good idea what “exceedingly low” means from a military standpoint.

There is no way you can fly a metal engine block hydraulics, and an avionics package covered in fiberglass and have an “exceedingly low” RCS.

You are speaking of total anecdotal evidence based on turning off a transponder. Does not cut it.

If you have not actually range tested these aircraft you have absolutely no clue what the RCS is. No clue.

I can tell you that you are very likely to have a large RCS with that aircraft. Fiberglass or not. If I had to guess (and I do - just like you do) It’s probably 10dBsm class (or greater) at UHF (not low RCS)

I guarantee the “stealth” characteristics for drug interdiction are because of noise (with engine off).

Your range tests will open your eyes to how this stuff actually works, if you’ve never done it.

Good luck.


53 posted on 12/15/2011 9:16:22 AM PST by RFEngineer
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To: RFEngineer
I don’t think you have a good idea what “exceedingly low” means from a military standpoint.

Really? That crystal ball of yours is all polished up, is it? How come you can't see I've only been working in the field as a military contractor doing range testing and phase array application for 20 years. LOL! Your practical knowledge on this topic is obviously lacking and you don't know diddly about what I've done, when, or where because I haven't told you. Everything you've posted is pure speculation. Everything I've posted is gleaned from hands-on experience. Is this the reason why you insist on changing the topic to me and what you think you know about me? LOL! Jeez. I'm curious, where did you get your degree?

54 posted on 12/19/2011 8:06:54 AM PST by Thermalseeker (If ignorance is bliss how come there aren't more happy people?)
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To: arkady_renko
John Bolton should have been on the Presidential primary circuit. Plain talking, no nonsense Republican.

Supporter of gay marriage and the homosexual agenda.

You're right. Perfect fit in today's "GOP."

55 posted on 12/19/2011 8:09:29 AM PST by EternalVigilance (With God Obama can't hurt us. Without God, George Washington couldn't save us.)
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To: arkady_renko

Newt’s statement that he would make Bolton SoS is one reason I am coming around, slowly, on Newt.


56 posted on 12/19/2011 8:10:41 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: EternalVigilance

Did not know that. I guess I usually just hear him speak about foreign affairs.


57 posted on 12/19/2011 8:18:28 AM PST by arkady_renko (I want to believe.)
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To: FreedomPoster
Newt’s statement that he would make Bolton SoS is one reason I am coming around, slowly, on Newt.

Gingrich's statement that he would want Bolton for SoS is a strike against him, in my opinion. At a moment when Hillary Clinton is trotting around the globe promoting the sodomite agenda, why would we want a Republican who agrees with her?

58 posted on 12/19/2011 8:32:09 AM PST by EternalVigilance (With God Obama can't hurt us. Without God, George Washington couldn't save us.)
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To: arkady_renko

He also supports the Law of the Sea Treaty, which is devastating to our national sovereignty.


59 posted on 12/19/2011 8:36:05 AM PST by EternalVigilance (With God Obama can't hurt us. Without God, George Washington couldn't save us.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Link to where Bolton has endorsed what Hillary is doing in our foreign policy re: pushing homosexual rights?


60 posted on 12/19/2011 8:37:41 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster
Pick an article:

john bolton supports gay marriage

“I think [same-sex marriage] is something that in society today, we ought to be able to live with...”

You'll notice Bolton also supported the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" in our military.

61 posted on 12/19/2011 9:38:50 AM PST by EternalVigilance (With God Obama can't hurt us. Without God, George Washington couldn't save us.)
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To: EternalVigilance

That’s about what I thought I would get. So you really have nothing to support your statement. Thanks.

While I don’t agree with him on this issue, neither do I think it would be something he would make a primary push on as part of U.S. foreign policy as Hillary is doing, as you seem to be asserting.


62 posted on 12/19/2011 10:27:25 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Thermalseeker

“How come you can’t see I’ve only been working in the field as a military contractor doing range testing and phase array application for 20 years. LOL! “

You lack elements of basic knowledge of the subject, per your posts.


63 posted on 12/19/2011 10:30:46 AM PST by RFEngineer
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To: FreedomPoster

Why wouldn’t he? He thinks it’s fine for the American people, and for our military. Why not the rest of the world?


64 posted on 12/19/2011 10:36:49 AM PST by EternalVigilance (With God Obama can't hurt us. Without God, George Washington couldn't save us.)
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To: Travis McGee
I thought our frequency-hopping algorithms made jamming our drones impossible?

Something is impossible right up until the time that someone does it. Then it's no longer impossible.

65 posted on 12/19/2011 10:43:22 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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