Command and Control Vulnerabilities to Communications Jamming
Modern military operations have become dependent on high-capacity communications, and this vulnerability could cause our forces to sustain a serious mauling or, perhaps, not to prevail. The ability to provide the information required for successful high-impact/ low-committed asset warfare has developed an overwhelming reliance on unprotected communications satellites. Mo Jamming is a highly effective technique that could cripple U.S. military operations, and our potential adversaries know it and have the capability to employ it.
This article is published in the Spring 2013 edition of the National Defense University’s Joint Forces Quarterly. It examines the ease, available commercial technologies and impacts on modern forces communications satellites from jamming.
Authored by Al Heisig and Ron Wilgenbusch, it is intended to be a thought provoking look at one of the most probable causes of command and control attacks by state or non-state adversaries today.
Feel free to download, read and contemplate the consequences.