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    Russians allegedly ‘hacking into’ RAF systems over Syria

    Russians forcing RAF to abort missions in Syria by ‘hacking into’ their systems

    RUSSIAN electronic units are forcing RAF bomber crews to abort missions over Syria by hacking into their systems, sources revealed last night.

    At least three sorties, two involving RAF Tornadoes, the other a Typhoon, were hacked over the last few weeks.

    Last night experts suggested that the attacks were disrupting the way RAF bombers were receiving GPS coordinates for targets on the ground, a “known vulnerability” which Russia is capitalizing on with what US Gen Ben Hodges recently described as an “eye watering” array of electronic jamming and disruption equipment.

    These include the 1RL257 Krasukha-4 ground-based electronic warfare system,, photographed at Syria’s Hmeymim airbase last year.

    Though ostensibly designed to provide Russian troops and bases with a shield against electronic warfare attacks, the mobile unit has the ability to launch long-range attacks of its own.

    Russia is using Syria as a real-time testbed to trial sophisticated electronic warfare equipment capable of hacking into Nato systems.

    “It is entirely feasible that Russia has targeted Tornadoes and Typhoons in this way,” said air defence expert Justin Bronk, of the Royal United Services Institute think-tank.

    “The Russians are well aware that they simply cannot match Western precision-guided munition technology, and they cannot match us one-to-one.

    “But Russia also knows that Britain’s ability to deliver guided munitions depends on access to GPS in the target area and good communications, so they have developed equipment to jam and interrupt both. They are very, very good at this.”

    The RAF uses two type of targeting system, laser and GPS. While Laser is more difficult to jam, GPS is often preferred.

    “GPS coordinates come from Combined Air and Space Operation Centre in Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, where they are checked off against a list of known red flag targets such as schools, and hospitals. It’s much easier to do this if GPS is being used to guide munitions, rather than laser,” he added.

    When pilots are given new targets mid-flight, the GPS coordinates are transmitted by Awacs or River Joint reconnaissance aircraft. It is these signals that are being disrupted.

    Moscow has already shown it is willing to use this technology in the Ukraine, where troops found phones and radios jammed for hours at a time. It has also targetted at least three UAV surveillance drones belonging to the Organization for Security and Cooperation, which were rendered blind and forced to return to base, as well as US drones.

    “It entirely plausible that RAF aircraft have been targeted in this way, possibly because they wanted to see what they could do, or possibly to cause collateral damage,” said Air Commodore Dai Whittigham, who formerly commanded E-3D AWACS squadron.

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    Russians ?hacking into? RAF crews over Syria | World | News | Daily Express

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    Damn, bring back Napoleon & Hitler- lets invade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna
    hacked
    Using the in the news term for purpose of headline I see.

    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna
    electronic jamming
    The proper term.

    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna
    “It entirely plausible that RAF aircraft have been targeted in this way
    Agree.

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    fucking A, those Russians can win wars

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    Yeah because there's no way anyone in NATO can jam Russian shite eh?


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    Well it's to be expected, good on Russia to test out the RAF as it exposes a weakness in their system.
    Two, what RAF raids are going on, public not being told.
    Like the RAF use of Barrel bombs in the dam buster raid that killed ( drowned) thousands of civilians and no military targets where hit. Barrel bombs are only good if we say so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna
    hacked
    Using the in the news term for purpose of headline I see.

    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna
    electronic jamming
    The proper term.

    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna
    “It entirely plausible that RAF aircraft have been targeted in this way
    Agree.
    Headline grabbed my attention but, as you say, ended up something totally different. This is not hacking. At best it can be GPS spoofing but I agree with Norton and think it is even less than this....GPS signal jamming.

    The"snowstorm" was more newsworthy....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Damn, bring back Napoleon & Hitler- lets invade.
    Sorry Buddy, not this time. Our Hitler Jugend ahemm....sorry... I meant Apple Jugend, refuse to march without their I-Phones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi
    Two, what RAF raids are going on, public not being told.
    You want them to tip you off in advance, just in case Kent is targeted? EW is easy in an armchair game console.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna
    GPS coordinates come from Combined Air and Space Operation Centre in Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, where they are checked off against a list of known red flag targets such as schools, and hospitals.
    Possibly President Assad didn't agree that the GPS targeted positions and definitions were pukka. There is some history of slaughtering the innocent by the crusader coalition.

    Is the Syrian military consulted in real-time to order the attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna
    When pilots are given new targets mid-flight, the GPS coordinates are transmitted by Awacs or River Joint reconnaissance aircraft. It is these signals that are being disrupted.
    Presumably the three affected attacks were not all of the attacks carried out. If the Syrian coalition are able to hack the transmissions from the AWACS or other aircraft maybe they are allowing only the attacks they agree with to go ahead.

    The ameristani coalition get deniability, the Syrian coalition control the skies. All under the hacking label, which most now agree is fictitious, most of the times.

    The next phase is the Syrian coalition sending fake coordinate and the crusader coalition heroic fly-boys starts hitting the throat-slitting terrorists.

    The optician and his buddies have the upper hand.
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    There was an incident in the Black Sea where a Russian plane jammed the systems of a US destroyer. It caused very considerable consternation at the time, but seems to have been hushed up ever since. It may well be the case that they are ahead of us in this kind of technology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi
    Like the RAF use of Barrel bombs in the dam buster raid that killed ( drowned) thousands of civilians and no military targets where hit.
    Weren't they bouncing bombs and didn't they attack dams with power plants?

    What was the power being used for? making Brat Wurst?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    There was an incident in the Black Sea where a Russian plane jammed the systems of a US destroyer. It caused very considerable consternation at the time, but seems to have been hushed up ever since. It may well be the case that they are ahead of us in this kind of technology.
    When it comes to terms of EW payback, I can promise you the US has been fucking with the Russians for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi
    Like the RAF use of Barrel bombs in the dam buster raid that killed ( drowned) thousands of civilians and no military targets where hit.
    Weren't they bouncing bombs and didn't they attack dams with power plants?

    What was the power being used for? making Brat Wurst?
    Power and Water production.

    Only knocked it out for a few months though.

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