Army Demonstrates EW Jammer Technology

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  1. Falcon

    Falcon Lieutenant Colonel Staff Member Social Media Team

    Oct 10, 2015
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    Army Threat Systems Management Office demonstrates electronic warfare jammer technology


    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, Calif. (Dec. 7, 2015) -- The Army Threat Systems Management Office, or TSMO, team visited the National Training Center, Dec. 2, to demonstrate electronic jamming technologies recently developed at their Redstone Arsenal office in Alabama.

    TSMO electronics engineer Curtis Leslie said the team was here to brief National Training Center senior leaders how the small, direct inject jammers can be programmed on cue to simulate jamming of radio signals used for electronic detection and communications during battlefield training scenarios.

    "We can install them in tactical vehicles - Humvees, 5-ton trucks," Leslie said. "Our injection jammers can be used in lieu of open air jamming."

    The jammer box is installed between the antennae and a radio transceiver. It can be programmed to digitally produce different kinds of jamming signals when cued by a simple line-of-sight signal sent remotely by an observer-controller-trainer.

    Leslie said that a typical jammer transmitter broadcasting live over "public" air waves require military, Federal Communications Commission or Federal Aviation Administration agency approvals, which often limit jamming to late night and early morning hours. He said that while the injection jamming concept is not new, recent technological advances have allowed the jammers to become smaller in size and require less power, making them ideal for use on military training centers where getting clearance for very congested environments in the wireless spectrum may be problematic.

    The demonstration at the National Training Center is part of the Army's space training strategy to offer advanced technologies developed by TSMO for the warfighter training community.
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  2. Pathfinder

    Pathfinder Lieutenant Colonel

    Dec 17, 2015
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    Earlier today I saw an account on Twitter show a picture of what was allegedly an ISIL suicide drone. Perhaps one of the easiest ways to defeat a weapon like that is via electronic attack.

    A demonstration of this can be seen in the Ukraine:

    Russian units have made heavy use of electronic warfare (EW) and what appear to be high-power microwave (HPM) systems to jam not only the communications and reconnaissance assets of the Ukrainian armed forces but to also disable the surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) operated by ceasefire monitoring teams from the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Russian EW teams have targeted the Schiebel Camcopter UAVs operated by the monitors and “melted the onboard electronics so that drones just fly around uncontrolled in circles before they crash to the ground”, said one of the briefers at the conference.

    Simple EW can be used to block the connection from the Transmitter (Remote Control) to the Transceiver (drone) when dealing with hobby drones as used by the Ukrainians and other low budget forces.
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  3. Rene Atthowe

    Rene Atthowe Officer Candidate

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    This is really a nice technology for US Army. If we see then we can found various technologies but the main thing is the strongest part of technology. I think this technology is very helpful for all the US army headquarters and it must be installed on other offices as well.
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