Monday, June 28, 2010

Electromagnetic “blue army” shows power on invisible battlefield

Electromagnetic “blue army” shows power on invisible battlefield

(Source: PLA Daily) 2010-06-28

  A regiment of the Nanjing Military Area Command (MAC) of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), reputed as the new generation “electromagnetic blue army”, has participated in 103 electromagnetic confrontation exercises over the past five years.

  The regiment has been equipped with new radars, unmanned aerial vehicles and other advanced equipment in recent years. To make the new equipment generate combat capacity on the basis of giving full play to their performances, three sets of simulation drilling systems have been developed, and 11 new tactics for electromagnetic countermeasure-based operations summarized. Furthermore, the troops in the regiment are encouraged to do studies on the combat concept, application of operational tactics and technical countermeasures for the “blue army”.

  In field confrontation drills, by means of various kinds of tactics used in electromagnetic operations, the “electromagnetic blue army” conducts strong electromagnetic interference to informationalized equipment of its rivals under both static and dynamic conditions to test the anti-jamming abilities of the new equipment. The data obtained in the tests were important parameters for the interconnection among various information systems.

  Over the past five years, the “electromagnetic blue army” has staged confrontation exercises with combat units of the Navy, the Air Force and the Second Artillery Force (SAF) of the PLA in and outside the Nanjing MAC.

  By Li Dingjiang and Qiu Boxing


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