Do you know what the most powerful and dangerous weapon used by terrorists in all military conflicts? Weapons? Vehicles? Tank? Planes? You have probably heard and already know the answer: IED. If not - here is a brief information about it.
Hidden and dangerous
IED (Improvised Explosive Device) - the handmade bomb, radio-controlled via GPS or another frequency band. It can be placed almost anywhere: road, field, dust, mud, hills, mountains and so on. During the World War II conflicts, IEDs were used quite effectively as a dangerous and extremely deadly weapon to be scared of.
Here is the small part of what Wired wrote about the Iraq conflict:
When Mason - a lanky, 31-year-old Texan with big brown eyes and a goofy smile - came across the bomb, he was about to throw himself into his kevlar suit. The corpses smelled of catfish bait. But there was no time to move. Mason knew the gun was live and that he was outside his warlock's protective bubble. He figured he only had a moment or two to act before a remote bomber detonated his device. So Mason jumped behind a three-foot berm and crouched in a fetal position before the shockwave hit him. "It was too quick for me to think, 'Oh god, I'm going to die," said Mason. "It was just scared right away."
Five months later, his team came across another device on a highway. Mason died trying to disarm the device. And there are many such examples.
What the army did
Military jammer is getting better every day. They are set so that no mutual interference is possible. They are adapted to different types of IEDs and to different frequencies. For example, a military jammer called Warlock Duke intercepts and blocks advanced signals instead of blocking the entire bandwidth.
There are also other military jammers called Warlock Red, Warlock Green, Warlock Blue and so on. They are all specified for different frequencies and IEDs.
Most importantly, these jammers are becoming more and more reliable when it comes to signal interference.
As a civilian, you probably think: What's in it for me?
First, if any of your relatives or loved ones are a soldier, now you will know that the US government spends a lot of money and scientific potential to ensure the maximum safety of the people who fight for their country. For example, it has already spent $ 17 billion buying 50,000 units of military jammers from various suppliers.
Second, you now better understand what is going on in the modern battlefields and how modern military conflicts are complicated.
Third, you will now know for sure that military jammers have the maximum reliability when they are working. So keep in mind that the best of engineering achievements have gone into designing, building, and producing this device when using this powerful military jammer to block out interfering signals nearby.
And someday, you might be the one to save someone's life.