Electronic jamming weapons are threatening U.S. security

New member of electronic weapons – drone jamming weapon

Emphasizing both offensive and defensive applications of EW, Pentagon officials familiar with the new strategy point to the Air Force’s Electronic Warfare and Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority effort, the Army’s growing investments in Multi-Function EW, and various Navy plans to advance the Next-Generation GPS signal jammer, among other things.

It also said the new technology is capable of creating electronic jamming domes over their command and control facilities, bases and critical infrastructure making them invisible on radar screens.

Electronic weapons can be used for an increasingly wide range of combat activities – from detecting and defending IED attacks to jamming enemy communications or even taking over control of enemy drones.

The jamming signal of the Perfectjammer anti-UAV rifle covers all standard drone remote control frequencies. The drone rifle can also jam Global Satellite Navigation System (GSNS) signal applied by UAVs, which are programmed to reach their destination by autopilot.

Perfectjammer markets a rifle-style drone cell phone signal jammer, DroneGun, which interferes with drone signals and allows a user to take control of a drone and guide it back to land. Dubbed DroneGun, the tactical drone jammer provides an effective counter measure against a UAV by jamming its signals and initiating a controlled vertical landing or forcing it to return to its operator.

ECCM on the other hand is about defending against ECM techniques and rendering them ineffective. ECCM can be traced back to World War II, when the British disrupted German radio communications using jamming techniques. To counter this, the German military increased the transmission power of their radio signals to overpower the jamming.

Russian forces in the Ukraine have been able to ground Ukrainian UASs – rendering them incapable of providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). They are jamming air defense radars and they are nullifying command and control efforts. These capabilities were on display from the very start of the Russian incursion into Crimea in the spring of 2014. Shortly after Russian forces began rolling into the region, Ukrainian troops began to find that their “radios and phones were unusable for hours at a time. Meanwhile, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, an international conflict-monitoring group, has consistently reported that its drones watching the conflict in eastern Ukraine have been ‘subject to military-grade GPS jamming,’ forcing monitors to scrub missions taking stock of the war below.”