30 Apr '18, 9pm

General: Electronic Jamming a Growing Problem for Aircraft in Syria

General: Electronic Jamming a Growing Problem for Aircraft in Syria

The landscape in Syria has become increasingly saturated with manned aircraft, drones, weapons and ground forces since the civil war began there in 2011. The U.S. has found itself operating in congested airspace challenged by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and backed by Russia. And while jamming communications as a self-defense measure isn't new, lately it's affecting AC-130 gunships operating in the area, according to the head of U.S. Special Operations Command. "Right now in Syria, we're in the most aggressive [electronic warfare] environment on the planet from our adversaries," Gen. Raymond A. Thomas III said April 25 before an audience at the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation's GEOINT 2018 Symposium. His comments were first reported by The Drive . Related content: General: US Pilots Made the Call to Shoot Down Syrian Aircraft US MQ-9 Reaper Dron...

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