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In the work of the Freedom 550 gateway radio stations in the US Air Force, experts tend to see vulnerability to electronic warfare

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The United States continues to implement a new system of data exchange between funds aviation... This is Freedom Radio 550 (or simply Freedom 550), which was originally developed for the operational exchange of information between the fifth generation F-22 and F-35 fighters.


Initially, these aircraft were created in such a way that their sides used their own protocols for processing the received information. In this regard, the implementation of joint operations F-22 and F-35 were problematic. In order for the pilots of such fighters to have the opportunity to quickly exchange data, it was decided to create a special system, which eventually began to be installed on aircraft.

Now in the United States they are distributing the new system with its updated modifications to other aircraft, as well as unmanned aerial vehicles. In particular, information appeared that the so-called Freedom 550 gateway radios in the Freedom Pod version are being tested on the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft, which has been in operation in the US Air Force for more than 60 years.

Also, American tanker aircraft KC-135 (and its other modifications) and KC-46 are equipped with devices of this kind for the operational exchange of information.

The possibility of equipping the Freedom 550 system and the Skyborg unmanned system with artificial intelligence is being considered.

At the same time, experts also expressed concerns about the widespread use of Freedom 550. In particular, it is indicated that when integrating aircraft into a network-centric version, when performing combat operations, the enemy will only need to block data transmission channels through gateway radio stations. They see the vulnerability of the Freedom 550 to the latest electronic warfare equipment. In this regard, the option of increasing the security of the new American system from electronic warfare (EW) is being considered. For which, of course, new costs are required.
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  1. Alien From
    Alien From 31 March 2021 08: 04
    +4
    The premise of the article is one, give me more money.
    1. newcomer
      newcomer 31 March 2021 08: 11
      +5
      Also, people: they want to eat deliciously, lace panties for their wives. laughing
      1. Grandfather
        Grandfather 31 March 2021 08: 28
        -1
        Quote: newbie
        wives lace panties.

        I thought only Ukrainian women want them ...
        1. newcomer
          newcomer 31 March 2021 08: 30
          +1
          So this is one "school". laughing
      2. prior
        prior 31 March 2021 08: 53
        0
        I doubt that hamburger-eaten American ladies have lace panties. lol
        Lace is hardly able to keep "such charms". laughing
      3. old man
        old man 31 March 2021 08: 58
        -2
        Request for lace lingerie in the Pindus army. The SHA has increased, and now transgender people must serve there. And how to fight without a beautiful lace ???
    2. Invoce
      Invoce 31 March 2021 08: 20
      +3
      Quote: Alien From
      The premise of the article is one, give me more money.

      In addition to the desire to get money comes the understanding that the enemy, with his electronic warfare systems, can turn any "smart" weapon into scrap metal.
      It is not for nothing that the Americans openly talk about the lag in this area and demand more MONEY from the Congress! lol
      Any preparation for war, an arms race, and war, too, is a feeding trough for a certain group of companies close to the country's government.
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 31 March 2021 08: 29
        +1
        Weapons, in general, are generally an expensive pleasure, especially amer.
      2. Cananecat
        Cananecat 31 March 2021 11: 16
        +3

        I will not be surprised one day
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 31 March 2021 08: 09
    +1
    Their problems. They will seek to experiment, create something new ... ours, whoever else, will seek an opportunity to shout out this new thing.
    The process will last forever.
    1. knn54
      knn54 31 March 2021 08: 47
      +1
      Victor, this is a Shield versus Sword confrontation, and it is truly eternal.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 31 March 2021 09: 38
        0
        Nicholas soldier
        We mainly discuss weapons and other elements of the confrontation! All this, directly or indirectly, is a SWORD against SHIELD!
        So there is nothing to be surprised at. It has been this way since the beginning of the centuries, alas, alas. We only dream of peace.
  3. ksv36
    ksv36 31 March 2021 08: 17
    +1
    They see the vulnerability of the Freedom 550 to the latest electronic warfare equipment. In this regard, the option of increasing the security of the new American system from electronic warfare (EW) is being considered.

    And before you do - you never think? Although, in fact, you can't keep up with all the latest. They will come up with a nut, we will answer with a bolt. Progress does not stand still. And "GIVE MONEY" will be constantly.
  4. Gato
    Gato 31 March 2021 09: 19
    -1
    I wonder what the American military-industrial complex would have been doing if it were not for the USSR, and then the Russian Federation? Would you think of a threat from the Magellanic Cloud?
  5. Sined
    Sined 31 March 2021 11: 08
    +2
    I went to read the comments under the news about the gateway radio stations, I read about the lace panties. 10/10
    1. Dimka75
      Dimka75 31 March 2021 11: 23
      +1
      I went to read the comments under the news about the gateway radio stations, I read about the lace panties. 10/10

      I agree, not a word about radio stations.
      Just a flood is welcome. Senseless and merciless towards enemies.
    2. BABAY22
      BABAY22 31 March 2021 13: 24
      +7
      While reading the article, I thought, what could there be comments about? Too specific stuff. Probably the first person who came for the plus signs would write "give me money." I guessed it.
    3. ironic
      ironic 31 March 2021 14: 30
      +3
      But how can you earn marshal's shoulder straps? Every comment about Western fagots is immediately overgrown with pluses. It feels like Russia doesn't have enough of its own.
  6. hohohol
    hohohol 31 March 2021 20: 19
    +1
    I imagined that there is an operational exchange of information between fighters and then an advertisement bursts in "I will be with you, you will be with me, we will fly together for a double shawarma."