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  • Three Chinese Nationals and Two Corporations Charged with Illegally Exporting Defense Articles...

    10/06/2009 7:30:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies · 1,035+ views
    Boston.FBI.gov - DOJ Press Release ^ | October 5, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Three Chinese Nationals and Two Corporations Charged with Illegally Exporting Defense Articles and Commerce Controlled Electronics Components to China and Conspiring to Violate U.S. Export Laws BOSTON, MA—Three nationals of the People’s Republic of China and two corporations were charged on October 1, 2009 in federal court with conspiring over a period of 10 years to illegally export defense articles, designated on the United States Munitions List, and Commerce controlled electronics components to end-users in China, including several Chinese military entities. Acting United States Attorney Michael K. Loucks; John J. McKenna, Special Agent...
  • Australia’s Super Hornet to EA-18G Growler conversion moves ahead

    04/03/2012 12:56:09 AM PDT · by U-238 · 2 replies
    RP Defense ^ | 2/2/2012 | RP Defense
    The Australian Government is moving ahead with the conversion of the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF) 12 Boeing-built F-18 Super Hornet fighter aircraft to the EA-18G model, dubbed Growlers, under a refit programme. Australia's Defence Minister Stephen Smith and Defence Materiel Minister Jason Clare said in a joint statement that more than $19m will be spent for the purchase of lead item electronic equipment. The long lead item electronic equipment for the conversion include electronic systems, antennas and high frequency modulation receivers that will be procured through the US Foreign Military Sales route. The Government has already formally delivered a...
  • Navy receives Growler aircraft

    03/16/2012 6:54:00 PM PDT · by U-238 · 19 replies
    UPI ^ | 3/16/2012 | UPI
    The U.S. Navy has received from Boeing the first aircraft under a multi-year procurement contract meant to cut purchase costs. The aircraft delivered was an EA-18G Growler, which is based at U.S. Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington state. The Boeing EA-18G Growler delivers full-spectrum airborne electronic attack capability with the targeting and self-defense capabilities derived from the F/A-18E/F Block II Super Hornet. The United States was purchasing 58 of the aircraft under the multi-year contract as well as 66 F/A-18E/Fs. It modified the 2010 contract, however, to acquire 24 more F/A-18s. Through the Multiple-year Procurement III contract, the...
  • BAE Systems to Supply B-2 Threat-Warning System Upgrade

    With a recent contract award from Northrop Grumman to provide electronic support measures (ESM) on the B-2 Spirit bomber, BAE Systems will be providing electronic warfare on all three U.S. Air Force low-observable platforms, including the F-22 and F-35 fighters, according to the company. The new ESM system will replace the original Lockheed Martin AN/APR-50 defensive management system on the 20 B-2s. The ESM system works in conjunction with the radar warning receiver to detect and alert aircrew to electronic threats. Although it says it was selected “in a competitive bid process over the incumbent and industry’s top electronic warfare...
  • Weapons You Don't Expect

    02/09/2011 4:25:54 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 24 replies
    The Strategy Page ^ | 2/8/2011 | The Strategy Page
    For the last four months, a detachment of five new American EA-18G electronic warfare aircraft have been operating in Iraq. Exactly what they are doing there is classified. The EA-18Gs are replacing the aging EA-6Bs that now provide electronic protection against enemy radars and missiles for navy and air force aircraft. The air force retired their EF-111 electronic warfare aircraft in 1994, on the assurance that the navy would get the EA-18G into service before the EA-6Bs died of old age. The older 27 ton EA-6B carries a crew of four, while the highly automated 29 ton EA-18G has only...
  • When Hornets Growl (The new, supersonic face of e-warfare)

    02/01/2011 7:58:04 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 37 replies
    Air and Space Magazine ^ | March 01, 2011 | D.C. Agle
    When Hornets Growl The new, supersonic face of e-warfare. By D.C. Agle Air & Space Magazine, March 01, 2011 No soft underbelly here: The EA-18G Growler hauls missiles, fuel tanks, and electronic warfare pods. Ted Carlson/Fotodynamics Two hours north of Seattle, Washington, at the eastern end of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the entrance to Puget Sound is guarded by a citadel dedicated to the aerial mastery and manipulation of one of the universe’s fundamental particles—the electron. The site, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, was originally envisioned as little more than a waypoint for patrol aircraft scanning the Sound...
  • U.S. Navy, Pentagon Debate EA-18G Growler

    02/03/2011 3:53:12 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies
    Aviation Week and Space Technology ^ | 2/3/2011 | Michael Fabey
    While the U.S. Navy has continued to make improvements to its F/A-18 electronic attack variant — the EA-18G Growler — the service has yet to prove the aircraft is suitable for operations, says a recent report by the Pentagon’s Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E). At the same time, DOT&E notes another Navy electronic warfare aircraft, the EA-6B Prowler, is suitable, despite testing limitations faced by the program. DOT&E notes “suitability problems” that were identified during Growler testing in 2008. The Navy conducted Verification of Correction of Deficiencies (VCD) testing on the EA-18G from September 2009 to January 2010...
  • Australia Fielding Net-Centric Military

    02/02/2011 4:26:40 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies
    Aviation Week and Space Technology ^ | 2/2/2011 | David A. Fulghum
    Australia is integrating three new operational elements into its advanced, network-centric military — a squadron of Wedgetail command and control aircraft, the first two squadrons of F/A-18F Super Hornets and the Vigilare theater surveillance integration system — all designed as the backbone of a small, highly responsive force. However, this cutting-edge force was envisioned somewhat differently only five years ago. The Wedgetail had a 2006 delivery date and F-35 Joint Strike Fighters were slated to replace the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) classic F-18 Hornets as soon as they were available. Instead, the Wedgetail’s radar was set back by a...
  • Next Generation Jammer: Essential Protection In The Digital Age

    02/01/2011 9:48:14 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies
    The Lexington Institute ^ | 12/30/2010 | Loren Thompson
    Electronic devices dominate modern combat. Warfighters depend on access to the electromagnetic spectrum to communicate with friendly forces, track enemy movements, navigate in the fog of war, collect intelligence, and perform many other vital functions. Electronic warfare is the military specialty concerned with denying enemy forces use of the spectrum while assuring that friendly forces have unfettered access. Airborne jammers are essential to the successful conduct of most electronic warfare missions. Jammers are used to prevent enemy radars and communications devices from functioning effectively by dominating the frequencies in which such systems operate. This is accomplished by either overpowering the...
  • KC-135 readied for anti-missile system

    01/17/2011 8:26:18 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies
    UPI ^ | 1/17/2011 | UPI
    Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air National Guard are modifying a KC-135 air refueling aircraft for testing of an infrared anti-missile system. Comprehensive ground testing of the company's Guardian system began Jan. 12. Follow-on flight testing is to begin Wednesday. The company said the Operational Utility Evaluation is scheduled for completion in mid-March. Northrop Grumman's Guardian system incorporates the company's AN/AAQ-24(V) infrared countermeasures defensive aid system in a pod-based configuration. The AN/AAQ-24 is installed on more than 500 fixed- and rotary-wing platforms for the U.S. military and others. It's designed to protect aircraft from advanced man-portable ground-to-air missiles and consists...
  • China Exports Its First AWACS

    11/28/2010 9:03:08 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies
    The Strategy Page ^ | 11/28/2010 | The Strategy page
    Pakistani officials have inspected the first of four Chinese ZDK-03 AWACS (Air Warning And Control System) aircraft. The aircraft was recently completed, and will enter service in a few months. These aircraft were ordered two years ago, for nearly $300 million each. Pakistan is also buying similar aircraft from Sweden. China has been developing its own AWACS for a decade, ever since the U.S. forced Israel to back off selling China the Phalcon AWACS (which used some American technology). China then bought some AWACS from Russia, while hustling to develop their own. The Chinese Air Force was not happy with...
  • EA-18G Growlers Take to Fallon Skies

    11/16/2010 11:06:34 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies
    US Navy ^ | 11/16/2010 | Chief Mass Communication Specialist Christopher Shimana
    Two airborne electronic attack aircraft, EA-18G "Growler," recently began validation with Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center's newest training department, the Airborne Electronic Attack Weapons School (AEAWS) Nov. 12. NSAWC's AEAWS department will provide training to the fleets electronic attack squadrons with the techniques, tactics and procedures to ensure aviation superiority in the electronic attack and air-to-air arena. "NSAWC has been working closely with Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island, Wash., and Commander Electronic Attack Wing Pacific (COMVAQWINGPAC) toward the goal of establishing a training center here in Fallon since 2006," said Cmdr. Peter Fey. "Commander Chris Bieber spearheaded most of...
  • North Korean GPS Jammer Spotted

    10/16/2010 9:47:28 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 20 replies
    The Strategy Page ^ | 10/14/2010 | The Strategy Page
    For the last five years, South Korean intelligence has been trying to get their hands on North Korea's new GPS jammer. The South Korean recently revealed that they had evidence that these jammers were now mounted on North Korean electronic warfare vehicles. These jammers are used to spoil the aim of GPS guided bombs and missiles, and are believed to have a range of 50-100 kilometers. South Korea believes the jammer technology was obtained from Russia. The U.S., NATO, Israel and several Middle Eastern nations (friendly to the U.S.) are big users of GPS guided weapons. The North Korean device...
  • Airbus Military reveals work on SIGINT A320

    05/30/2010 6:05:53 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 246+ views
    FlightGlobal ^ | 5/28/2010 | Craig Hoyle
    Airbus Military has begun bench testing systems for a signals intelligence variant of the A320, as part of a drive to expand its offering of military derivatives of Airbus commercial platforms. Equipment is being tested at one of the company's facilities near Madrid under a self-funded feasibility study, says Miguel-Angel Morell, senior vice-president engineering and technology. He confirms that applications being tested "are electronic,communications and signals intelligence". Senior vice-president commercial Antonio Rodriguez-Barberán says: "We have initiated preliminary conversations with some potential customers with regard to an application of this type. We will do this with the same philosophy as our...
  • Raytheon to supply digital radar warning systems to US Navy

    05/03/2010 1:43:38 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 373+ views
    Brahmand.com ^ | 5/03/2010 | Brahmand.com
    The US Navy has awarded Raytheon an $89.5 million contract to produce ALR-67(V)3 digital radar warning receivers for the Super Hornet fighter aircraft. Under the contract, Raytheon will provide a total of 681 ALR-67(V)3 systems including spares to the US Naval Air Systems Command and global customers, the company said. This is the 12th full rate production lot awarded to Raytheon as part of an original contract that began in the late 1980s, it said. Deliveries of the system will begin in January 2012 and are expected to be completed by December 2012, Raytheon said. The ALR-67(V)3 is an airborne...
  • USAF Non-Stealthy Fighters To Support F-22s

    04/29/2010 7:03:43 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 29 replies · 703+ views
    Aviation Week and Space Technology ^ | 4/29/2010 | David A. Fulghum
    With the size of the F-22 stealth fighter force capped, U.S. Air Force officials are going to muscle up the service’s air dominance force via Air National Guard F-15C Golden Eagles upgraded with advanced, long-range radars. Because of the larger size of the Boeing F-15s’ radar and the aircraft’s greater flight endurance, they also will serve as “stand-in” electronic warfare jamming and attack aircraft as part of the Air Force’s composite air dominance force that also includes stealthy Lockheed Martin F-22s stationed at Langley AFB, Va. Each fighter type will shoulder 50% of the air dominance mission now that the...
  • US Navy Wants to Field Cyber-Attack System

    03/31/2010 8:21:18 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies · 379+ views
    Military.com ^ | 4/1/2010 | David A. Fulghum
    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...
  • Electronic Attack Prominent In Defense Budget

    02/14/2010 9:39:32 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 277+ views
    Aviation Week and Space Technology ^ | 1/14/2010 | David A. Fulghum
    Electronic and computer attack—the futuristic segment of the Pentagon’s arsenal—will benefit from the proposed 2011 military spending plan, but identifying all the key pieces is difficult without close scrutiny. Electronic attack (EA) includes invading networks and releasing beams of energy against improvised explosive devices (IEDs). These blasts of energy are sometimes generated by U.S. Navy EA-6B Prowlers and Air Force EC-130 Compass Call aircraft to prematurely detonate or disable bombs. In addition, an EA-6B Prowler—and its EA-18G Growler successor— can drop a “cone of ­silence” on emitters within a given tactical area to prevent enemy communications. Computer invasion and network...
  • Electronic Warfare Evolves

    01/23/2010 9:07:49 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 72 replies · 1,520+ views
    Aviation Week and Space Technology ^ | 1/22/2010 | David A. Fulghum
    Attack, not defense, will reshape electronic warfare. A magazine filled with electron pulses, information scrambling data streams and invasive algorithms may arm the Next-Generation Jammer (NGJ). By 2018, variants of the U.S. Navy’s NGJ likely will be carried by a half-dozen manned and unmanned aircraft—perhaps more. The service’s EP-X signals and communications intelligence aircraft—still without a final design or completed requirements—will be replacing the long-serving EP-3E. “EP-X is going to be the eyes and ears that find the signals” that NGJ will jam and manipulate, says Christopher Carlson, director of U.S. business development for ITT’s integrated EW systems. “Precisely identifying...
  • Next-Generation Jammer Takes Shape

    01/23/2010 8:57:16 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 473+ views
    Aviation Week and Space Technology ^ | 1/22/2010 | David A. Fulghum
    Many of the tools for airborne electronic warfare and attack are aging and lack flexibility. At the same time, new off-the-shelf technologies used by irregular and conventional foes—ranging from low-power command-and-control communications to advanced, long-range anti-aircraft missiles—are increasingly sophisticated, making it more expensive and time-consuming to find, analyze and counter them. Developers are in a quandary about which technologies to pursue first, a problem compounded by a lack of agreement among the U.S. Navy, Air Force and Army about how to address common problems. Faced with this swiftly changing environment, the Navy is searching for solutions within the framework of...
  • A Sniper for the Lancer

    12/20/2009 11:22:55 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 29 replies · 1,760+ views
    Defense Update ^ | 12/2009 | Defense Updatw
    Testing of the Lockheed Martin Sniper Targeting Pod on board the B-1B Lancer bomber has been accelerated in recent and is nearly completed, leading to the Air Force's Air Combat Command plans to approve sending pod-equipped bombers on operational missions by mid-summer. Because the sniper pod is a desperately needed capability in theater, Edwards Global Power Bomber Combined Test Force and the 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, combined the operational and developmental testing of a B-1B Lancer to accelerate the integration of the sniper targeting pod with the B-1B bomber. "Everyone at the here...
  • The Bubble Just Keeps Rolling Along

    12/20/2009 6:23:50 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 749+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 12/19/2009 | The Strategy Page
    One reason so many roadside bombs in Afghanistan use pressure plates or wire controlled devices to detonate these weapons, is because American jamming technology has made wireless detonation of the bombs so difficult. The U.S. Department of Defense is working on a third generation of jammers, to make sure the terrorists have to rely on less effective means of detonating their bombs for the foreseeable future. The most recent innovation in the areas was the JCREW (Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare) 3.1 dismounted (wearable) jammer. These cost about $99,000 each. The wearable JCREW jammers are more useful...
  • The Flying Detective

    12/15/2009 2:02:34 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 5 replies · 710+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 12/02/2009 | The Strategy Page
    Afghanistan, American aircraft equipped with radar (that can see what's on the ground), are tailing Taliban suspects driving through remote areas. Operators in these JSTARS aircraft can track movement of ground units, or individual vehicles, over a wide area. Operators can also use the detail mode to pick out specific details of what's going on down there, like tracking the movement of vehicles fleeing the scene of a battle, or meeting with Taliban leaders. JSTARS is real good at picking up trucks moving along highways on flat terrain, but the equipment has now been tweaked to deal with the mountains...
  • Traffic Analysis

    12/15/2009 1:54:33 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 13 replies · 988+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 12/06/2009 | The Strategy Page
    In Afghanistan, the Taliban are finding that their Medieval warrior mentality and physical hardiness are no match for smart bombs and even smarter intelligence work. The Taliban fighters are often described as clever and adaptive. They are. But the Taliban fighters, including many of the leaders, are illiterate and uncomfortable with new technology. They constantly get nailed using cell phones and walkie talkies (like the Motorola models available worldwide), even though it's common knowledge that the U.S. frequently eavesdrops. The Afghans believe the Americans are using some kind of pagan "magic", and if an Islamic warrior is pure-of-heart, the magic...
  • Israel sticks to its guns on F-35

    11/30/2009 10:17:13 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 36 replies · 1,462+ views
    Space War ^ | 11/30/2009 | UPI Via Space War
    Israel is sticking to its guns on a demand the United States allow it to integrate its own electronic warfare suite in Lockheed Martin's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, even though the Americans have given the green light to install other Israeli systems in the jet. Israel wants to buy an initial batch of 25 F-35s, enough for one squadron, in fiscal 2012 and would like to acquire another 50. The U.S. Department of Defense and Maryland-based Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor in the program, want to finalize a contract with Israel as soon as possible. The main holdup has been...
  • EB-52 Shot Down Again

    11/24/2009 1:29:51 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 52 replies · 2,021+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 10/28/2009 | The Strategy Page
    The U.S. Air Force has backed away from developing a new electronic warfare aircraft. Now it will rely on UAVs equipped with jammers, and electronic jamming pods on non-specialized (as jamming aircraft) warplanes. This was not the preferred approach. Last year, the air force revived a program to convert some of its B-52 heavy bombers into radar jamming aircraft. This would be done by equipping the bombers with jamming pods (that are similar in appearance to large bombs). The air force planned to buy 24 sets of pods, for a force of 34 B-52s. Each pair of pods would cost...
  • Special Forces Use Zombie Tech In Combat

    11/16/2009 12:15:23 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 644+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 11/15/2009 | The Strategy Page
    The U.S. Army Special Forces is equipping 18 A Teams (officially known as ODAs, or Operational Detachment Alpha) with Land Warrior electronic equipment. But the Special Forces gear will have one special addition; satellite communications. Normally, Land Warrior comms use line-of-sight (FM) radio. But in the hilly Afghan terrain, and with the dispersed tactics used by Special Forces, satellite communications makes more sense. This is yet another field test for the cancelled Land Warrior project. Last Summer, the army sent an infantry brigade, equipped with Land Warrior gear, to Afghanistan. All this is happening, in spite of the fact that,...
  • The North Korean Menace

    11/06/2009 10:58:27 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 242+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 11/06/2009 | The Strategy Page
    South Korea recently uncovered a North Korean plot to obtain South Korean electronic warfare equipment. North Korean agents, operating in China, sought to connect with South Korean business and government officials travelling in China, in order to see who could be bribed to help obtain the desired equipment. As a result of this, South Korea again warned their citizens, especially those working for the government or defense firms, to be careful who they deal with in China. To emphasize the danger, the government also announced the arrest of a former army officer, only identified as Mr. Lee, who had been...
  • DARPA Plans IED Jamming Demo

    10/08/2009 11:14:51 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 731+ views
    Military.com ^ | 8/27/2009 | Military.com
    A surgical jamming system that can stop the enemy from communicating and navigating while minimizing disruption to friendly forces will be demonstrated under a new program launched by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The Precision Electronic Warfare (PREW) program will demonstrate synchronization and pointing technology enabling multiple airborne and ground transmitters to work together to focus their jamming power on an area smaller than a city block. Jamming systems now used in Iraq and Afghanistan to block the triggering of remote-controlled explosive devices via cellular or satellite telephones are effective, but interfere with friendly forces' communication and navigation...
  • Petraeus Cites Need for Critical Warfighting Specialties

    09/24/2009 3:38:16 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 537+ views
    DEFENSElink.mil (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE) ^ | September 23, 2009 | By Gerry J. Gilmore
    Note; The following text is a quote: By Gerry J. Gilmore American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2009 – The U.S. military needs more people trained in specialties critical to the fight against global extremism, the chief of U.S. Central Command said here today. "The fact is, there are a number of, still, very-high-demand, low density skill areas" that need to be addressed by military personnel planners, Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, chief of U.S. Central Command, told attendees at a one-day, symposium held at the National Press Club. After overseeing the successful 2007 surge-of-forces campaign in Iraq, Petraeus...
  • Iran Launches Production of 30 Hi-Tech Military Devices

    05/21/2009 7:28:43 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 1,147+ views
    Note: The following blog entry is a quote: Blog Details Iran Launches Production of 30 Hi-Tech Military Devices The Iranian news agency Fars reports that Iran yesterday launched production of 30 important military tools and equipment, including electronic, telecommunication and radar devices. The Fars report quoted Iranian Defense Minister Brig.-Gen. Mostafa Mohammad Najjar as saying, "The exact and coherent planning by the defense industries, specially electronic industries of the defense ministry, in recent years caused the production of more qualitative and varied products by the defense industries of the defense ministry." "These new production lines and products are related to...
  • A step ahead in electronic warfare

    02/17/2008 9:26:30 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 55 replies · 185+ views
    Valley Press ^ | Sunday, February 17, 2008. | ALLISON GATLIN
    EDWARDS AFB - It sounds like something out of science-fiction movies - electronic warfare. The name conjures visions of laser beams and killer computers. But the field is very real and very much a part of the high-tech testing that goes on every day at the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base. The 412th Test Wing, of which the Electronic Warfare Group is one subsection, has four main specialties when it comes to flight testing. These include the airframe itself, testing handling qualities and such factors; propulsion systems; avionics, which includes all the electrical systems such...
  • Mysterious 'snow' disrupts Israeli TV

    10/10/2007 8:39:56 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 47 replies · 1,507+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11/10/2007 | Daily Telegraph
    Israel is awash with speculation over the mysterious disappearance of satellite television signals, with everyone from the Russians to the United Nations accused of jamming the population's nightly entertainment. The television network is said to be "near collapse" after a month of electronic snowstorms and interference, rumoured to be variously caused by the radar of UN patrols, Russian spy ships or even Israel's military. The interference began on Sept 6, the day Israeli warplanes slipped past Syria's Russian-made air defence systems, and attacked a military target deep inside the country. The Israeli government has maintained an almost total silence over...
  • Keyword list of Freerepublic threads on the Sept 6, 2007 IAF Attack on Syria ..Possible NUKES ....

    10/07/2007 11:20:09 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies · 516+ views
    FreeRepublic Indexing ^ | Oct 7, 2007 | Various
    Articles indexed to sept62007 (in order of time indexed.) Israeli official: Russia behind tension with Syria ^   Posted by knighthawk On News/Activism ^ 08/30/2007 2:14:47 PM PDT · 9 replies · 322+ views al Bawaba ^ | August 30 2007   Russia uses Syrian port to demonstrate its power in the Med  ^   Posted by sukhoi-30mki On News/Activism ^ 09/01/2007 7:34:04 AM PDT · 12 replies · 379+ views The Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug 31, 2007 | ALEX KOGAN   Syrian army says it fired on IAF craft violating its space ^   Posted by Nextrush On News/Activism ^ 09/06/2007 4:57:51 AM...
  • Boeing, BAE Systems Team for U.S. Air Force B-52 Stand-Off Jammer Proposal

    08/29/2005 12:37:20 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 24 replies · 832+ views
    Boeing.com ^ | August 29, 2005 | Staff
    St. Louis, August 29, 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] and BAE Systems have combined their B-52 and electronic warfare expertise to offer the U.S. Air Force a highly qualified team to execute the B-52 Stand-Off Jammer (SOJ) program. "It takes a highly experienced electronic warfare integrator, along with the B-52 platform expert to deliver the maximum benefits of an effects-based, electronic attack capability," said Pat Finneran, vice president and general manager of Boeing's Logistics Support Systems. "The Boeing/BAE Systems team provides both. We have the vision and capability to deliver multi-platform electronic combat battle management for the Air Force's Airborne...
  • Israel And Freedom For Jonathan Pollard

    04/28/2005 1:50:07 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 125 replies · 2,599+ views
    Jerusalem Post / Israel News Agency ^ | April 28, 2005 | Caroline Glick / Joel Leyden
    Israel And Freedom For Jonathan Pollard By Caroline Glick The Jerusalem Post - With INA Publisher's Note Below Jerusalem ---- April 28......Jonathan Pollard is one of the most polarizing figures of our times. Pollard, a former intelligence analyst in US naval intelligence, has now served 20 years of a life imprisonment sentence following his conviction for transferring classified US intelligence materials relating to Arab ballistic missile and nonconventional weapons programs to Israel from May 1984 until his arrest in November 1985. For his contribution to Israel's security and for his long suffering in prison, Israel considers Pollard a national hero....
  • North Korea ready to launch cyber war -- defense ministry report

    10/03/2004 9:24:05 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 22 replies · 647+ views
    Agence France Presse | October 4, 2004
    SEOUL, Oct 4 (AFP) - North Korea has trained more than 500 computer hackers capable of launching cyber warfare against the United States, South Korea's defense ministry said Monday. In a report to the National Assembly's National Defense Committee, the ministry said that hackers from the impoverished Stalinist state were among the best in the world. "North Korea's intelligence warfare capability is estimated to have reached the level of advanced countries," the report said, according to Yonhap news agency. The military hackers had been put through a five-year university course training them to penetrate the computer systems of South...
  • DECEPTION & POWER [Brian's Military Ping List]

    07/17/2004 9:38:43 PM PDT · by VaBthang4 · 6 replies · 850+ views
    Aviation Week & Space Technology ^ | 07/11/2004 04:10:26 PM | David A. Fulghum
    Complex, integrated air defenses of the future will have a vulnerability in their technological armor that a new electronic warfare weapon is being designed to crack. That futuristic EW weapon is being packed into a single box that can switch almost instantaneously from deceiving enemy radars about the invading U.S. aircraft's range, speed or location to blasting the foe's receivers with enough energy to blind it or even damage electronic components. Driving development of this advanced EW system is a known weakness in the Pentagon's new fighters (F/A-22 and F-35) and unmanned combat aircraft (X-45C and X-47B) that carry sophisticated...
  • Signal jamming a factor in future wars, general says

    07/15/2004 11:14:46 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 304+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, July 16, 2004 | By Bill Gertz
    The Washington Timeswww.washingtontimes.com Signal jamming a factor in future wars, general saysBy Bill GertzTHE WASHINGTON TIMESPublished July 16, 2004 Saddam Hussein's failed attempt to jam U.S. Global Positioning System navigation signals during the Iraq war is an example of the growing danger of space warfare, the Air Force's top space commander said yesterday.     "We certainly knew it was occurring, and we also attacked GPS jammers with GPS-aided direct attack munitions and killed them," said Air Force Gen. Lance W. Lord, chief of the Colorado-based Air Force Space Command.     Saddam's government obtained special electronic jamming equipment from Russia that was set...
  • US tech firms help repress Chinese

    07/21/2002 2:58:36 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies · 327+ views
    www.taipeitimes.com ^ | July 21st, 2002 | Paul Lin
    The Chinese media recently reported attacks by Falun Gong members on the Sinosat-1 satellite aimed at blocking China Central Television broadcasts. The media used this as an excuse to launch fierce criticism against Falun Gong, reminiscent of the Cultural Revolution. Since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) said that the attacks were launched from outside China, the police in Hong Kong hurriedly began an investigation. Some reports even said the attack was launched from Yangmingshan in Taiwan. At the time of writing, however, no Falun Gong member has claimed responsibility for the attack. Some believe, in fact, that this is a...
  • US, China 'jammed each other's signals'

    07/08/2002 7:51:05 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 21 replies · 406+ views
    HONGKONG - Electronic warfare erupted recently when an unidentified US aircraft carrier, whose communications signals were interrupted by the Chinese military, retaliated by paralysing the 'enemy's' transmissions, reports said yesterday. Seen as the most severe military clash between the two countries in the past two years, the incident was also the second time that the US had crippled the Chinese military's communication capabilities in recent years. A report in the Taiwanese news portal ETtoday.com said the incident occurred during a routine military exercise by the US Navy's 7th Fleet off north-west Okinawa in Japan. A drill involving a jet...