Military. 3.6 Politics and Government. Cyberwarfare. “Actions by a nation-state to penetrate another nation's computers or networks for the purposes of causing damage or disruption .“ Richard A Clarke. Cyberwarfare. Web vandalism Changing websites, deleting information, etc. Propaganda
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“Actions by a nation-state to penetrate another nation's computers or networks for the purposes of causing damage or disruption.“
Richard A Clarke
Laser guided bombs rely on the target being illuminated, or "painted," by a laser target designator on the ground or on an aircraft.
They have the significant disadvantage of not being usable in poor weather where the target illumination cannot be seen, or where it is not possible to get a target designator near the target.
The laser designator sends its beam in a series of encrypted pulses so the bomb cannot be confused by an ordinary laser, and also so multiple designators can operate in reasonable proximity.
The Lockheed-Martin Hellfire II light-weight anti-tank weapon uses the radar on the Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow to provide fire-and-forget guidance for that weapon.
These make use of the United States' GPS system for guidance.
This weapon can be employed in all weather conditions, without any need for ground support.
The precision of these weapons is dependent both on the precision of the measurement system used for location determination and the precision in setting the coordinates of the target. The latter critically depends on intelligence information, not all of which is accurate
However, if the targeting information is accurate, satellite-guided weapons are significantly more likely to achieve a successful strike in any given weather conditions than any other type of precision-guided munition.
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Antenna
Inertial Navigation System/GPS
Ku-Band Satellite Communications Antenna
Video Cassette Recorder
GPS Antennas (Left and Right)
APX-100 Identification Friend or Foe Transponder
Ku-Band Satellite Communications Sensor Processor Modem Assembly
Secondary Control Module
Synthetic Aperture Radar Processor/AGM-114 Electronics Assembly
Primary Control Module
Front Bay Avionics Tray
Flight Sensor Unit
Electro-Optical/Infrared Sensor/AN/AAS-52(V)1 Electronics Assembly
Front Bay Payload Tray
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Receiver/Transmitter
Nose Camera Assembly
US Defense Department
A fully operational system consists of four Predators (with sensors), a ground control station (GCS) that houses the pilots and sensor operators, and a Predator primary satellite-link communication suite.