Electronic Warfare

EW: Air Force begins search for new Compass Call platform, led by L3


May 18, 2017 | Rachel Karas Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, the Air Force’s military deputy for acquisition, said this week the service began its effort to move electronic warfare equipment from 10 EC-130H Compass Call aircraft to a new platform after the fiscal year 2017 omnibus appropriations bill was signed May 5. “We have initiated… Continue reading EW: Air Force begins search for new Compass Call platform, led by L3

Electronic Warfare · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

Electronic Warfare by Drone and SMS


@DFRLab @AtlanticCouncil’s Digital Forensic Research Lab. Catalyzing a global network of digital forensic researchers, following conflicts in real time. May 18 How Russia-backed separatists use “pinpoint propaganda” in the Donbas Orlan-10 Drone (source), RB-341V “Leer-3” Electronic Warfare System (source), Russian soldiers using the electronic warfare system (source) Bursts of harrowing SMS text messages are periodically sent to… Continue reading Electronic Warfare by Drone and SMS

Electronic Warfare · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia’s ‘Penicillin’ Anti-Artillery System Suppresses Fire in Five Seconds Flat


This message brought to you by the same people who said the entire USS Cook system was taken offline by one aircraft in 2014, and again in 2015.  By the same people who said, “one bomb” can disrupt the electronics of the entire United States. By the same folks who have made countless outrageous claims… Continue reading Russia’s ‘Penicillin’ Anti-Artillery System Suppresses Fire in Five Seconds Flat

Electronic Warfare · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Fake Russian EW attack unmasked


Those of us following the developments of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2014 called this at the time, but we received no confirmation from DoD.  As far as we can tell, there has still been no confirmation.   This story appears to be predicated on that specific lack of confirmation of any effect whatsoever on… Continue reading Fake Russian EW attack unmasked

Electronic Warfare · Information operations · Information Warfare

Jam The Russians: Army Electronic Warfare Kit Comes To Europe


Incredibly, as part of a team dedicated to building US Army EW capabilities over ten years ago, I asked if the Army was going to retain the capabilities we had in the CEWI Battalions which were dismantled after the Cold War.  Are we going to maintain any capability at the battalion or brigade level or… Continue reading Jam The Russians: Army Electronic Warfare Kit Comes To Europe

Cyber · Electronic Warfare · Information operations

Army releases new cyber, EW field manual


By: Mark Pomerleau, April 21, 2017 (Photo Credit: Army) The Army is getting up-to-date on cyber and electromagnetic activity policies, finally releasing the long-anticipated updated field manual for cyber and EW functions. The document, titled FM 3-12 “Cyberspace and Electronic Warfare Operations,” and dated for mid-April, though publicly released within the last week, replaces FM 3-38,… Continue reading Army releases new cyber, EW field manual

Electronic Warfare · Information operations · Information Warfare

How the Pentagon Plans to Beat Russia and China’s Air Defenses in a War


Sebastien Roblin April 21, 2017 U.S. warplanes flying over Syria today find themselves operating within the range of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missiles. While the U.S. military is unlikely to intentionally attack Russian forces in Syria, the situation highlights the importance of suppressing enemy air defenses—one major tactic U.S. flyers have long relied upon is radar… Continue reading How the Pentagon Plans to Beat Russia and China’s Air Defenses in a War