RUSSIA HAS A NEW GROUND-BASED ANTI-SATELLITE WEAPON

RUSSIA HAS A NEW GROUND-BASED ANTI-SATELLITE WEAPON

This story may be giving the policy wonks in the Pentagram a bit to worry about, and, given the blogs of the last two days concerning new hydrocarbon production methods, and Middle East geopolitics, this is another one that demonstrates just how interconnected the world of science, foreign affairs, and finance really are. It was shared by Ms. K.F., and when you read it, I think you'll see why it is an important story:

http://interestingengineering.com/russian-weapon-can-shut-down-enemy-satellites/

The important points to note here are that (1) this weapon allegedly can simply "switch off" the electronics of cruise missiles (and presumably, any kind of missile) and of satellites, and (2) it's ground based and flexible enough to be portable or sea-based. The ability to switch off electronics of satellites and missiles from the ground means quite simply that without countermeasures, all those GPS-based targeting systems in the West's cruise missile, ICBM, and SLBM arsenals might be rendered about as accurate and effective as a 14th century bombard. More importantly, such an ability might imply also an ability to remotely reprogram the electronics of those systems. (And, for those really paying attention, that sounds an awful lot like those  1960s and 1970s UFO reports over US ICBM flights in Minot, Great Falls, Rapid City, and Cheyenne, where electronics systems would simply be shut down, and in some cases, the whole targeting ssystem would be reprogramed).

Of course, there's always the possibility that Russia is lying, but I rather doubt it, for we've seen that nation demonstrate a sophisticated jamming ability, not only with the USS Donald Cook incident a few years ago, but also in shutting down communications systems all over Syria. In other words, the Russians have given us demonstrations both of  precise and regional targeting capabilities, and now are claiming this capability can reach from the ground to space, and so far, the West has not - as far as we know - demonstrated any sort of countering technologies.

Moscow has been sending carefully timed, and demonstrable, diplomatic messages with these incidents, and that message is that the West in general, and the USA in particular, are not the only nations with black research projects, and unknown capabilities. And a capability to interfere with the electronics of space-based systems constitutes a capability to interfere not only with military operations, with nuclear arsenals, with operational security, but also with information and international financial clearing, of a major order. And it's also a signal that Russia perhaps developed such capabilities in response to similar UFO incursions in that country.

And this is just what the Russians have obligingly informed us about.

See you on the flip side...

18 thoughts on “RUSSIA HAS A NEW GROUND-BASED ANTI-SATELLITE WEAPON”

  1. Leaving aside super-advanced technology for now, the referenced article seems to be more on the ‘jamming’ side than the ‘control’ side. The Russians, having noted that the West are Nintendo freaks, have probably decided to use scarce resources to just deny information transfer. You may have a billion-dollar gee-whiz satellite in orbit, but if you can’t send or receive from it, it is space-junk. The Russians may have noticed this ‘chink in the armor’ and moved to exploit it…

  2. Evermore:

    Sorry this tech, if it exists in such a small package, goes back to Soviet work, and that’s what the Russians would be building up.

    My sources being secret don’t make it a fail, and I gave you a big hint as to how the US deploys these weapons.

    You need to not assume it’s all a Soviet plot, it’s one of the bigger weaknesses in Tom Bearden.

  3. This could be smoke and mirrors, kabuki for the masses, it’s hard too say becouse everything the public gets is piles and piles of lies, however if they and other governments have followed Tesla, then IMHO they took the right fork in the road

  4. There is definitely more to the USS Donald Cook affair than is being told. The sudden back down of US aggression in Syria due to Russia’s swift and decisive actions there have given them pause. There is still the mind confusing weapon they must have used in Iraq in the Gulf war if things get too bad to fall back on and I’m sure they have other nasty tricks they can play.
    This makes it rather interesting, a war fought with esoteric technologies no one will admit to.

  5. I have to wonder if the arrogance and imperial hubris of the us was based on the false assumption that only they had the “good stuff.” I have to der if the sudden change in US posture after Donald Cook had more to do with a recognition that area denial is a game two can play. All of a sudden, “peace” is breaking out all over.

  6. The Pentagram launched yet another antique, half-century-old Minutemen the other evening (you get way more attention and much more impressive photos at night!) just off Malibu, in a knuckle-dragging display of machismo comparable to the guy with a comb-over taking his red Lamborghini to CVS to buy viagra.

    The press bobblehead explicitly stated that it was launched to remind the Russians of the US’s formidable nuclear arsenal, although it may also be that these things are getting so old that its now or never and these launches might become a bi-monthly show (lucky LA).

    And while the Pentagram plays Antique Roadshow, the Russians put this out there. Well, the US wanted another Cold War and now it’s got it. But hasn’t anyone realized this isn’t b&w re-runs on a cathode-ray-tube teevee?

  7. HUMINT vs SIGINT?
    Have the Russians achieved some of these through there human sources?
    The Germans in WW11 were in Russia as well.
    Did the later breakaway factions siphon-off technologies to keep various sides on-par w/each other?

  8. EWCM (Electronic Warfare Counter Measures) have consumed a large portion of the DOD white budget. These counter measures have range limitations. However, if the Ruskies are into Teslarian tech, than the ramifications and capabilities may be more akin to Star Trek, than Ronnie Raygun’s Star Wars.. Tesla claimed he could protect whole countries with his force field. My guess is the Russians have gone to Tesla to make of the MIC gap for a lot less money and a great deal more punch.

  9. This is just the tip of the iceberg one wonders what other nasty surprises await. It’s back to the game of technological chicken as if it ever ended lets hope nobody trips or has a oops moment.

  10. Again:

    Internet searches of terms like, but not limited, to “Syria radio shut down” turn up nothing.
    In 2012, the Syrian government shut down internet and cellphone systems, that’s the closest thing to this claim.

    The so call Donald Cook incident has all the hall marks of an urban legend–and a similar conflation. Though the technology certainly exists, various parties including the US have it, and the Russians would never be silly enough to demonstrate it in such a manner.

    1. Not sure about that Lost re the Donald Cook incident, if you look closely at many of the actions and events since it was first reported, I think you we can see a clear weakening of the aggression and posturing of US and NATO positions and posturing in Syria and the Ukraine.

      Further, your other comment…
      “Sure, and the US, and others have had similar tech since at least the 1960s”…hmm, really not sure about that statement, I’d be interested if you have any info/links to source material which would be fascinating, thanks and cheers

      1. Can’t share my sources.

        But anyhow, if the ship carries a phase array radar system it has similar weapons, theforefore.. Now sure, the Soviets could have made them smaller. And different groups have different names for the same effects.

        As for Syria, note the change in the US secretary of state.

        1. Sorry Lost,
          but truth is “Can’t share my sources” = a fail.

          & the “Soviets”? huh, they haven’t been round for 25 years.

          & yes I have noted the change in the US Sec, which only confirms my point

          1. Ever, you were given a source and ignored it.

            Yes, the Soviets started some version of this and that’s from whence the Russia gear would derive.

            Best not to believe every claim of Bearden’s about it all being exclusively Soviet.

      2. EVERMORE, “Aviation Week” magazine has been reporting about the advantages and disadvantages of Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radars for over a decade.

        For a long time, it was in purely offensive-mode. You could program particular waveforms riding on your main radar beam that, when received by the opponent’s radar and then processed by the opponent’s computer, would appear as programming code. This ‘injected’ code (even if hash) could then freeze-up the opponent’s computer, requiring reboot.

        Then, somebody noticed that the ‘pipeline’ went both ways. The return signal from an AESA pulse was equally-vulnerable to being ‘hacked’. There was much concern that all the new AESA aircraft- and ship-based radars had effectively established two-way ‘communication’ with the opponent, for better or worse. Then, all (public) talk in this area ceased.

        I believe the “USS Donald Cook” has an AESA radar system…

        1. Right the “Donald Cook” carries a phased array radar system. It is very unlikely that some officers wouldn’t recognize an EM attack.

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