Reputation of Taiwan’s C4ISR facilities vulnerable to high-energy microwave weapons to destroy the mainland
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BEIJING, March 12 news: 2049 American Institute think tank, the latest developments in perspective, Taiwan’s C4ISR capabilities, pointing out that their biggest challenge is the PLA’s electronic warfare and information attack capabilities, particularly the PLA in recent years the development of high-power microwave weapons that can destroy Taiwan’s C4ISR facilities.
reported that all want to be in China to use force to resolve the Taiwan question is the most dangerous one. There is no doubt that this set is to coordinate the military response to Taiwan’s civil emergency management system with the ability of a test, and this ability will depend on maintaining environmental awareness and the ability to communicate outside the island. The state and operational level command and control system is in the center of this ability. Given the importance of command and control system, so it may become the People’s Liberation Army aimed at the target.
reported that the PLA is one of the key strategies through the Taiwan military and civilian communications infrastructure and the electromagnetic environment, the use of restraint, control of Taiwan’s communication system. Information in extreme conditions, Taiwan’s political, military, risk considerations, as well as the efficiency of their coordinated response will be affected. Moreover, since the agency lost command and control situational awareness and the ability to communicate with field units, it is bound to accelerate the defense failed to come.
letter PLA is considered the key features of warfare electronic warfare. The electronic warfare trying to increasingly complex electromagnetic environment, the complexity of the enemy’s mobility. PLA’s capability in this area should alarm the leaders of Taiwan to promote its priorities to deal with this possibility. People’s Liberation Army senior leadership is well aware, control the electromagnetic spectrum is a key factor in winning a war.
want to be: PLA to Taiwan to launch electronic and information warfare
report, once the launch electronic warfare, the PLA can interfere with wireless, satellite and radar networks, to undermine the momentum for Taiwan’s perception and ability to communicate the integrity and reliability. PLA electronic warfare Taiwan started weakening Taiwan’s basic purpose is to ascertain the ability of the enemy, then weaken it against possible air raids and missile attacks to organize an effective defense capability. People’s Liberation Army will use space-based, sea-and land-based jammers, the collapse of early warning and air defense radar systems, especially in support of missile defense systems. The trick will be to use tools to force Taiwan’s air defense system covering all aspects of the implementation of 360, while making use of fraudulent interference with the illusion of attacking machines returned. In short, the electronic war with physical attacks on command and control centers, early warning, air defense systems to reduce or paralysis of the effectiveness of enemy communications systems.
PLA attaches great importance to the destruction of communication networks. In the attack at the same time, the PLA’s electronic warfare assets and operations will aim at leadership level communications systems. Airborne communications jamming device would interruption of early warning systems and leadership in communication networks, as well as ground-and air-traffic network. Bandwidth, interference can not use most of the armed forces of Taiwan spectrum. However, this one’s own communication assets also have the risk of damage, the PLA writings suggest that it is to overcome this difficulty has been investing heavily. Chinese science and technology work also shows that the country’s interest in the development of advanced tactical data link that can interfere with the tools, such as the U.S. military’s Joint Tactical Information Distribution System. In addition, in order to deceive the Taiwan and U.S. intelligence agencies, the PLA may also be open simulation fake Web sites.
electronic warfare is likely to be associated with other forms of information operations. People’s Liberation Army computer network attack specialists also are discussing automatic air defense network to the network through the implantation of the way the virus destroyed the enemy’s command systems. In any case, electronic warfare and information warfare may blockade the Taiwan military and political leaders to use the electromagnetic spectrum, the key channel.
unconventional electromagnetic attack
China research and development community to bring in more vigorous form of electronic warfare abroad. Especially noteworthy is its commitment to developing a high-power microwave can be used to suppress electronic systems for energy weapons.
such weapons systems known as high-power microwave weapons (HPM). High-power microwave weapons depends on the power of its goals and expectations. For China, high power microwave weapons and the challenges of device is within a specified range, toward a goal of energy needed to release. However, if the PLA to overcome these challenges, the high-power microwave can be equipped with a conventional warhead ballistic missile or land attack cruise missiles, short-range top.
challenges Taiwan is facing another potential high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP). Exploded a nuclear device in the upper atmosphere will produce high-altitude electromagnetic pulse to disrupt an electronic system. Once the explosion, high-altitude electromagnetic pulse will change the ionosphere and magnetic gas ionization, thus affecting the important lines of communication, radar and optical transmission device sensors. United States in its 2005 report stressed that China’s military power, China may be high-altitude electromagnetic pulse, as part of large-scale operations, coercion Taiwan leadership.
In addition, the high-altitude electromagnetic pulse or high-power microwave attack may cause the body to support Taiwan’s electronics have a ripple effect. Because Taiwan’s people rely on electronic information systems, so if an important node for launching such an attack, then it may have Taiwan’s information infrastructure, public switched telephone network (PSTN) and a significant impact on the international link. Moreover, Taiwan’s major infrastructure and strategic industrial base (such as the Hsinchu Science-Based Industrial Park) of the attacks, may have the whole region or even global impact.
computer network attack
current, electronic warfare and computer network warfare is gradually (CNO) combined with the strategic attack on the opponent may be greatly reduced in PLA advantage of the network information system. Such attacks may be in order, such as process control system (PCS) and other automated systems, such systems are widely used to control electricity, water, oil, gas and communications. Once the damage to the process control system, perhaps it is not necessary to destroy the network. Similarly, computer network attack may also intended to destroy data acquisition and supervisory control systems (SCADA), the main infrastructure of the system safe and efficient operation plays a crucial role.
2007, Estonia’s computer network attacks suffered by it vividly reflects the risks faced by Taiwan. At that time, in three weeks time, many governments, banks and media web sites and computer systems have been a lot of denial of service attacks. Estonia’s experience and networking that the daily occurrence of similar attacks, cyber warfare will not be a country have the technical capacity constraints.
policy and the private sector to protect computer networks, threats have been established by a Taiwan computer network security emergency response teams, and that Taiwan’s “Defense Ministry” also set up a command center information and electronic warfare. However, despite Taiwan’s computer network should take the necessary precautions threat of attack, but the U.S. invasion of examples of complex networks was still proving, computer network still can not be completely protected. (Compiled: Spring)