Electronic Warfare · Information operations · Information Warfare

How will the Army use electronic warfare? The Pentagon’s weapon tester wants to know


I qualified as an Electronic Warfare Officer in 1989 and read this article with dismay.  A few years after 1989, after the Cold War ended, we dropped the ‘unnecessary’ capability and now we seem to be starting from scratch.  It feels like there is no current expertise on hand, everybody is a noob.  Some years… Continue reading How will the Army use electronic warfare? The Pentagon’s weapon tester wants to know

Information operations · Russia · cyberwar · Information Warfare

Ukraine “testing ground” for Russian military Psyop unit


The following article conflates a number of different issues and is categorizing them as “PsyOps”.   Psychological Operations, or PsyOp in the US, is one field residing within the Special Operations field. Hackers are a part of the US Cyber Command in the US.  Passing someone a text via a cell network would fall within the… Continue reading Ukraine “testing ground” for Russian military Psyop unit

Electronic Warfare · Information operations · Information Warfare

Here’s what the Army is saying about its new electronic warfare solution


By: Mark Pomerleau A U.S. Army official is describing results from the recent deployment of an urgent electronic warfare capability to Europe as mixed. In light of advanced Russian capabilities in theater, the U.S. Army decided it couldn’t wait for the current trajectory of the service’s official program schedule for the Electronic Warfare Planning and Management… Continue reading Here’s what the Army is saying about its new electronic warfare solution

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Military warns EMP attack could wipe out America, ‘democracy, world order’


The report is available here.   </end editorial> In an extraordinary and sobering report meant to educate the nation on a growing threat, a new military study warns that an electromagnetic pulse weapon attack such as those developed by North Korea, Russia, and Iran could essentially challenge the United States and displace millions. “Based on the totality of… Continue reading Military warns EMP attack could wipe out America, ‘democracy, world order’

Drones · Information operations · Information Warfare

Defeating Drone Threats


I hate articles which are just manufacturing Press Releases or advertisements. This is one. I include it, however, because it does give a fairly simplistic overview of drones and anti-drone systems. The best thing, however, is a study they cite. The study cited in the Press Release is at Counter-Drone Systems – Center for the Study of… Continue reading Defeating Drone Threats

Electronic Warfare · Information operations · Information Warfare

Can Army Afford The Electronic Warfare Force It Wants?


WASHINGTON: Army planners are thrashing out how many electronic warfare specialists the service needs, not just to rebuild radio-jamming and spoofing capability in combat units, but to create a training cadre that can sustain the EW corps for the long-term. Whether this plan for robust growth — certainly hundreds of soldiers, possibly over a thousand — will… Continue reading Can Army Afford The Electronic Warfare Force It Wants?

GPS Jamming · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia denies disrupting GPS signals during Nato Arctic exercises


If NATO did not do this, and Russia denies jamming GPS signals this quickly, it almost certainly means Russia did it.  Russian President Putin’s spokesman, Dmitri Peskov, predictably combined two of Russia’s standard practices: 1) Deny and 2) belittle the report. Peskov did both very quickly and seemingly without hesitation.  The Finnish PM stated, in… Continue reading Russia denies disrupting GPS signals during Nato Arctic exercises