Monday, June 19, 2017

U.S. Army Pushing To Develop Advanced Electronic Warfare Technologies

Jared Keller, National Interest/Task and Purpose: The Army Can Now Stop Enemy Tanks in Their Tracks without Firing a Shot

U.S. Army personnel have successfully used advanced electronic warfare technology to completely disable enemy armor during a simulated tank assault at the Army National Training Center, Defense Systems reports.

Developed by the Army Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO), the combination of wireless communications-jamming and hacker exploits of vehicle systems forces enemy tanks to “stop, dismount, get out of their protection, [and] reduce their mobility,” as one Army observer described the ANTC training exercise at Fort Irwin, California.

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WNU Editor: It looks like they know how to fry the electronics. If they can do it for tanks .... my guess they can then do it for anything that involves electronics.


Jay Farquharson said...

I doubt it.

You can hack and take control of an OBD2 compliant vehicle,

Pre-OBD and OBD1, nope.

The Tankograd Blog has deep and detailed info on Russian/Soviet gear, and the reality is, there still isn't that much digital, computer and wireless gear in Red Team tanks and armour.

Anonymous said...

Also, a tank is relatively stationary / slow moving in comparison to lets say aircraft.. plus.. if they can do it to tanks they wouldn't obviously be able to do it to a sub.. much much much harder :)

TWN said...

Electronics, once the war really starts is the Achilles heal for all the armies, targeting, communication and Reconnaissance are very dependent on highly sophisticated electronics. The GPS system is a high priority target for both China and Russia, losing that would be a disaster for Western Armies, Map and Compass skills are no longer taught and practiced as they once were, as the GPS is so much easier to use.