The Invisible Machine and Electronic Warfare
The Malaysian airline missing airplane event, was our latest topic of discussion. Explaining events like this to children is not an easy task, but it was an opportunity to further research and discuss the advanced technology of the 21st century.
Long ago, this is how we fought our enemy. Two adversaries would stand in front of each other at arms length and take turns hitting each other over the head until, one or the other was defeated. Well, man quickly discovered that this was not a good way to fight. There must be a better way. Even primitive men soon developed a better weapon, one he could use at longer range. Slingshots, fortresses, guns, heavy artillery, then bomber aircraft. With every generation and every war, we witnessed new and improved ways to kill people.
Electronic Warfare (EW) refers to any action involving the use of the electromagnetic spectrum or directed energy to control the spectrum, attack an enemy, or impede enemy assaults via the spectrum. The purpose of electronic warfare is to deny the opponent the advantage of, and ensure friendly unimpeded access to, the EM spectrum. EW can be applied from air, sea, land, and space by manned and unmanned systems, and can target humans, communications, radar, or other assets.
Beginning with the first use of little strips of aluminum tossed out of bomber planes in World War II, electronic warfare has traditionally been about disrupting the enemy’s systems through some kind of jamming or other forms of blocking signals. The new era is more sophisticated.
Jammers, (the deliberate radiation, re-radiation, or reflection of electromagnetic energy to impair the use of electronic devices, equipment) for instance, are designed to identify enemy radar installations, then spew radio waves and beams of electromagnetic noise to electronically disable and destroy them. Though the technology does not result in the sort of fiery blasts produced by heat-seeking missiles or laser-guided bombs, the effect is the same.
Imagine the future with the Invisible Machine. A strange new weapon detonated high over a large city; no explosion, no visible destruction, yet everything electronic within the range of this system dies permanently. Every electronic gadget in every home or office is disabled. No computers, no TV, no life support systems in hospitals, no water supply, no heats, no lights, no cell phones, and no transportation. Microwave weapons used for crowd control, can literally cook you like a microwave oven by burning the skin. If you haven’t heard about these weapons, it’s no surprise. Their development has been secretive and they sound more like science fiction than reality. Some information has recently been declassified, however, much of the information pertaining to Electronic warfare (EW) is still classified and can be expected to remain so. The basic principles, however, are easily derived and are unclassified.
What happened to the missing Malaysian Airlines flight?
As a Mother, I can’t begin to answer this question, but there are some events that are making this catastrophe grow stranger everyday. For instance, While four passengers who boarded the missing Malaysian jet are under special investigation for stolen and other passport-related issues, twenty passengers were involved in cutting edge electronic technology used for defense purposes, including electronic warfare, such as weapons that can “cloak” or make planes invisible, appearing to vanish. If this is the case with the missing jet, the event may point points to terrorism.
Tell me what you think: Did Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 with 239 people aboard tragically disintegrate in mid-flight, as official investigators postulate? Or was it the victim of electronic weaponry used electronic warfare that, at least, twenty passengers’ where trained in and contracted by the Department of Defense?
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