Wireless signal jamming warfare

Development direction of future electronic wifi signal jammer warfare

The U.S. Navy has entered the final phase of development of the Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) pod that will replace the ALQ-99 that has been in use since the Vietnam War. The new electronic attack pod matches advanced electronic-attack technology developed by raytheon, that combines high-powered, agile, beam-jamming techniques with cutting-edge, solid-state electronics.

System users can also activate satellite navigation interference and radio frequency jamming systems to prevent the drone from being to move further, Rafael said.

Fortunately, an GPS signal jammer integrated into the lead vehicle intercepts and jams the detonation signal at the decisive moment. The personnel carriers move on unharmed. As the troops disembark and leave the safe zone around the vehicles, the insurgents try to set off additional RC-IEDs. But they are foiled again: each soldier has activated a personal signal jammer.

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The AN/ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming System is currently integrated on the EA-18G GROWLER and EA-6B Prowler aircraft operated by the US Navy and Marine Corps. Both aircraft are currently in service, but only the F/A-18G is expected to be in service beyond the mid 2020s. Therefore, the new pod is developed exclusively for the Growler.

«These systems consist of a satellite armed with a weapon such as an explosive charge, fragmentation device, kinetic energy weapon, laser, radio frequency weapon, cell phone signal jammer, or robotic arm,» read the report.

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The Perfectjammers’s UAV jamming system is designed to block remote control radio frequencies as well as the frequency bands of GSNS (Global Satellite Navigation Systems) allowing UAVs to reach their final destinations by autopilot.

The radio frequency jamming can be activated automatically upon UAV detection or manually upon supervisor assistance. The robust antenna system consists of circularly polarized antennas (the number of antennas depends on the number of frequency bands).

The drone jammer gun is based on detection and jamming units. The system scans for drones by using an array of directional antennas.

Once a threat is detected, the system sends an automatic command to the jamming unit and starts to block all radio communication channels, including GPS signals and video link.



Russian military to the United States electronic interference strategy deployment

Russian air GPS jammer device

According to American defense officials, the Russian military is deploying a weaponized form of GPS jamming that is effectively blocking some U.S. drone aircraft operations over Syria – and is even affecting drones equipped with anti-jamming technology. As more and more operators contemplate the deployment of autonomous vessels and aircraft in the maritime space, the vulnerability of high-specification military hardware to GPS jamming may pose a cautionary tale.

The Russian military has been jamming some U.S. military drones operating in the skies over Syria, seriously affecting American military operations, according to four U.S. officials. So far, the attacks have only affected small surveillance drones, four officials told NBC News, not the U.S. Air Force’s armed Predator and Reaper models. They declined to discuss whether any of the small aircraft had gone down as a result of jamming. High-end drones like the Global Hawk, Predator and Reaper are equipped with inertial navigation systems, which do not depend upon external signals for positioning, in addition to their GPS receivers.

The Rychag-AV is considered one of the world’s most powerful wifi signal jammer when it comes to disrupting the electronics of combat aircraft and cruise missiles. The NGJ-LB system will be integrated on the EA-18G aircraft and will replace the ALQ-99 low band pods. The ALQ-99 is a tactical jamming system that has been deployed on the EA-6B Prowler and now the EA-18G Growler. The NGJ-LB system will provide significantly greater electronic attack capabilities in the lower frequency bands of the electromagnetic spectrum against modern threats.

Electronic signal jammer attacks from Russia

NBC News, citing four sources inside the Pentagon, reports that the jamming began weeks ago. It started shortly after suspected chemical attacks by the Syrian regime in the rebel-held Ghouta region. Russian forces were reportedly concerned that the U.S. military would retaliate for the use of chemical weapons and jammed drones to prevent U.S. forces gathering information.

According to the report, the jamming equipment was developed by the Russian military and is sophisticated enough to affect even navigation equipment with anti-jam technology and good enough to affect encrypted communications, though encryption only makes it hard to get into the drone’s control systems or sensor output. The Department of Defense declined to comment on whether any drones had crashed as a result of the jamming.

A Corrective Services NSW spokeswoman said the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) recently approved a two-year trial of phone-cell phone signal jammer equipment at the Goulburn jail. “Mobile phones are becoming smaller and harder to detect all the time,” the spokeswoman said. “We put a lot of effort into preventing the use of these phones by inmates, but for maximum effectiveness, jamming needs to be part of our approach.”

The jamming device for Perfectjammer uses dozens of antennas installed inside the centre to emit a signal at very low power, preventing any mobile phones inside the jail from connecting to a networked mobile phone tower.

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