China is building a wide variety of high-tech space weapons: anti-satellite missiles, lasers, GPS jammer, and killer satellites, which Beijing says will give it a strategic military advantage in a future conflict with the United States.
The Chinese are believed to have three ASAT-capable vehicles currently orbiting space, and future systems could include orbiting electronic interceptors, small satellites with robotic arms, laser beam weapons, and exploding satellites.
US authorities often classify GPS blocking and spoofing as “electronic warfare” rather than “cyber warfare”. We do not understand why, as signal interference and spoofing can neutralize end-use devices, cut IT lanes, and introduce false data into a variety of systems. Detecting and deterring GPS jamming and spoofing could be quick wins for cyber warriors.
The North has been sending GPS blocking signals since Thursday from various locations near the heavily fortified border, the Defense Ministry said. GPS blocking is an act of provocation. We urge the North to stop such provocative acts and to behave in a way that helps improve inter-Korean relations.
At the moment, US Army battalions typically assign two soldiers to the EW mission, and “they will have to conduct 24-hour operations” in battle against sophisticated enemies, Church said. That includes planning and coordinating with other battalion units, as well as ensuring that their own jammers and advanced communication tools work. “There’s a lot to do for those guys in a battalion,” Church said. “So how do you maintain a high intensity environment against a similar enemy?”
Equipped with easily jammed electronic systems, Ukraine has proven to be a perfect place for Moscow to demonstrate its prowess in war. Russia’s effort “is probably not directed as much at Ukraine as at NATO and more serious adversaries,” said Dmitry Gorenburg, principal investigator for CNA, a nonprofit research and analysis organization.