Arexis jammer has the ability to filter and thus protect the approach and departure of entire strike formations from low frequency radars through the intelligent use of DRFM jamming techniques, such as smart noise, false targets coherent and various saturation techniques.
But the service still kept MAPS in the background. Its goal was to develop an open architecture – the MAF (Modular APS Framework) – which could be used on any current or future armored vehicle to plug in and use the best radars, cheap gps jammers, and death shooters from different vendors. This way, the military can easily update vehicle protection with new technologies available from all vendors.
The GPS jammer is a little more difficult when the trajectory is made several kilometers away. American Missiles Ballistic missiles usually have their destination in mind long before they are close to the target. They also have a nifty method of calculating distance to target that is not dependent on GPS as they get closer. Even so, GPS disturbances are very difficult on a large scale. But it’s not too difficult to make minor changes, just enough to render super-precise weapons ineffective. When you know someone is going to be operating in a very specific area, like the ships we broadcast around the world. Or, say, one of our stealth drones that we kept flying in the same reconnaissance mission over and over again (looking at Iran). It’s easier to fuck. Because you know pretty much exactly where they operate, so you can focus on that specific area. It’s easy to fuck with practice ops.
Thus, weak radar cross sections and radar absorbing materials will be a necessary, but not sufficient, characteristic of sixth generation fighters. Some theorists argue that advanced sensing technology can eventually render stealth cells obsolete – and they can’t be upgraded as easily as avionics and weapons. Therefore, jamming, electronic warfare, and anti-infrared defenses will also gain importance.
The fusion of sensors and optional management, however, means that the sixth generation jets rely heavily on data links and networks that could be disrupted by jamming or even invaded by hackers. Ground logistics networks, such as the F-35’s ALIS system, promise to dramatically improve efficiency, but even expose aircraft on the ground to a possible cyber attack.
The B-52 weapons developers added that a second element, slated for completion by 2022, would incorporate more modern or advanced weapons, such as the remote air-to-surface missile, or the JASSM, the JASSM Extended Range (ER) and a technology called Miniature Cast Lure, or MALD. A variant of the MALD-J “jammer”, which will also be integrated into the B-52, can also be used to block enemy radar technologies.