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U.S.-led airstrikes kill 62 civilians in Dayr al-Zawr
Syrian War Daily – 21st of October 2018
Daesh hit an SDF technical with an ATGM
And how exactly do you use electronic warfare against Tomahawks?
Terrain-following hardware points down in a narrow beam, and the combination of navigation aids makes it pretty much impossible to jam or misdirect. All you can really do with electronic countermeasures is to slightly inconvenience the missile during some stages of its flight path.
"pretty much" is your opinion. Anything that relies on the electromagnetic spectrum for navigation or communication can be interfered with.
The exact technicalities are secondary, a long as it provokes the right people in the US and further inflates the military-industrial complex in both countries.
That's the interesting speculation though isn't it.
I'd love to get my grubby paws on some of Kret's gear just to find out what they're really doing since some of the reports about it verge on sheer fucking voodoo.
Consider reports from the US about the AC-130J's being jammed ~ how the hell are they doing that?
Unless the russians have Ewar assets in the target area the amount of watts they'd need to be pumping out from the Krasukha's in the damascus area would be obscene.
It's targeted, the dome you see is the result of their range.
The kratushkas were apparently developed to disrupt satellites too.
Yeah, LEO bodies. But how do they actually work?
A brighter torch so to speak.
There's a big difference between hitting something with a torch or a spotlight or a lazer. It's easy to presume they simply "out-shout" a target by directing more watts at it. The AC-130's (should) by now be using pretty nippy radios.
I'd say the miniaturised magical power source ain't so far off then? Remember that wee bit from somewhere around 3-5 months ago?
Could also be the US is overreacting. Or their stuff is just bad.
Yeahh.. There's been a lot of QC issue's with the AC-130J's for a while but you still have to deal with basic radio signal strength when you're talking about communications.
Someone did say they're frying the circuit boards somehow
Yea, but that's a rumour on the kinda voodoo scale I was talking about.
No ones ever confirmed anything about it really happening or at least there's no real evidence of it existing.
All you can really do with electronic countermeasures is to slightly inconvenience the missile during some stages of its flight path.
Exactly, it seems that at most they can maybe interrupt the Tomahawk's loitering mode and its data link that is used to monitor its location, and help assess if it hit the target or not. I don't see how they can use this "new knowledge" to affect its autonomous functions.
How do you think the missile navigates? It doesn't have to have data links for EW to work.
apparently there is a possibility of using directed microwave to create resonance on inertial mems. Laser and radio mapping can be disrupted by targeting the electro-optical sensors on the cruise missile thus disrupting the internal wayfinding system. Maybe modern tomahawks use other radio beacons instead of the traditional military gps.
With the right directed energy you could make enough disruption to whatever systems are on board to render it ineffective.
True, JASSM-ER is basically the new kid on the block replacing many strike missions that typically were left to the tomahawk. Sure it’s not ship/sub launched, but air launching can be just as if not more effective.
Nothing about the reported second missile though that shouldn't be too much of a surprise.
After allegedly downing a tomahawk.