United States, China and Russia strengthen their Information Warfare capabilities

In just a few years, Information Warfare, which can be incorrectly translated as Information Battlefields, has established itself as one of the major subjects within the world's major military powers, which devote to it every year more resources. Three countries in particular, the United States on the one hand, and China and Russia on the other, have integrated this new battlefield into the very heart of their new military doctrines, to the point of integrating at different levels combat units specialists in this field, and thus to give their forces new operational capabilities which, potentially, can prove to be as or even more effective than a regiment...

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Electronic Warfare-Cyber ​​Convergence at the Heart of the New US Navy E / A18G Growler Pods

The next generation of jamming pods fitted to the US Navy's E/A 18G Growler, the only modern combat aircraft equipped for active jamming in the Western arsenal, will have capabilities beyond comparison with the already very capable ALQs. -99 that equip the device today. Beyond enhanced jamming capabilities, these pods will also be equipped with cyber warfare functions, according to a convergence between electronic and cyber warfare that is set to prevail in this area. In any case, this is the reading made of it by Rear Admiral John Meier, Commander of Naval Forces Atlantic for the US Navy, during a videoconference with a…

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Victims of giant computer hacking, US agencies point to Russia

The case caused a stir across the Atlantic. Indeed, several of the most important American government agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, were hacked for several months by a team of hackers who potentially had access to all the emails and documents exchanged by these agencies, creating one of the biggest security breaches the United States has seen in decades. In addition to the methods employed by the hackers and the potentially leaked data, the Department of National Security is now trying to determine the origin of the hack, and it seems that all roads lead to Moscow. It is through an Orion software platform…

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What will the war look like in 2035?

Since the end of the Second World War, developments on the battlefield have mainly followed an incremental dynamic, with increasingly powerfully armed and better protected armored vehicles, increasingly fast and precise aircraft, and ships of better and better armed. But fundamentally, the conduct of operations remains largely modeled on that which prevailed during the 50s and 60s, with increased precision and more effective communications. But today a new form of warfare, much more dynamic, electronic, and…

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How is the Pentagon preparing for the high intensity conflicts to come?

Since the end of the Cold War, and the collapse of the Soviet bloc, many armies around the world, including the United States, have moved away from concepts of symmetrical employment to increase their effectiveness in campaigns where counter-insurgency engagement was strict. Little by little, the armies became lighter, to gain mobility and responsiveness, and concentrated their investments towards immediate needs, such as drones or armored vehicles protected against IEDs, to the detriment of heavy skills, such as heavy mechanized combat, electronic warfare or maneuver beyond the brigade level. As Western armies adapted to engagements in Afghanistan,…

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Airbus DS tests communication technology with the future Remote Carriers of the SCAF program

It was during the German exercise Timber Express that Airbus Defense & Space experimented with virtual communication between a Luftwaffe Typhoon and a Remote Carrier, the light combat drone that will be a key component of the SCAF program. generation combat aircraft carried out in cooperation by Germany, France and Spain. Not only was the demonstration made that the connection could be integrated into a flow consisting of multiple data communication, but that it could be integrated into all devices with digital communication, without modification. In addition, the communication, which uses the CANDL protocol, can be integrated into the principle…

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Are F35, Su57 and J20 really a generation ahead of the Rafale and the Typhoon?

Very often, when it comes to comparing devices like the F35, the Su-57 and the J-20 to European devices like the Rafale, the Typhoon or the JAS39 Gripen, a strong argument is used to close the debate, that of the 5th generation. Indeed, according to a widespread classification, the former would be 5th generation devices, while the latter would only be 4th generation devices, sometimes classified 4G+ in a rather condescending way to reflect their level of performance. What are these generations so important that they would make it possible to level fighter planes without hesitation? And…

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South Korea: additional Falcon 2000s and Boeing 737s to boost electronic surveillance capabilities

In recent days, South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has approved the purchase of additional surveillance aircraft from foreign suppliers, for a total of around $737 billion. Even if the type of aircraft has not been specified, the acquisition plan would logically involve the purchase of two additional Boeing 2000 Peace Eyes, as well as four Falcon 737S produced by the French company Dassault Aviation. Indeed, the South Korean Air Force (Republic of Korea Air Force – ROKAF) already operates four Boeing 2000 Peace Eye and two Falcon XNUMXS in “Baekdu” configuration, which should facilitate the entry into service of the six new planes...

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The "British GPS" will probably never see the light of day

In 2018, when the announcement of the United Kingdom's eviction from the Galileo program because of Brexit, the strong reactions emanating from the political class and the British government had finally convinced Theresa May to brandish the threat of erecting a system of national and independent geo-positioning of the European initiative. A feasibility study and £130m later, the symbol of post-Brexit independence is unmistakably suffering from ignition delay. Disagreements between British ministers and senior civil servants are now emerging as to the viability of an expensive but no less strategic project in a particularly degraded international context. In fact, according to an article…

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Huawei's 5G network could jeopardize military cooperation between London and Washington

A priori, there is no relationship between the deployment of a 5G civilian telecommunications network and the defense agreements between two historical partners such as the United Kingdom and the United States. However, in a climate of trade war between the United States and China, the Trump administration does not fail to put pressure on its closest ally as well as on its potential enemies. As reported by the Telegraph, a certain number of American Senators would like to introduce in the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) a clause prohibiting the parking of planes on the bases of a host country appealing to risky contractors for its…

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