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August 18, 2015
US runs missile defense wargames to break Russian jamming
Washington DC (Sputnik) Aug 18, 2015
In an effort shore up its missile defense capabilities, the US military has conducted a massive electronic warfare exercise. The concern? Russian radar jamming technology. Last spring, the US Army conducted a highly classified exercise deep in the New Mexico desert. Held at White Sands Missile Range, the electronic warfare drills were designed to find weaknesses in the Pentagon's missile defense capabilities. To accomplish this, the military mimicked a series of offensive jamming attacks to ... read more

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