Electronic countermeasures

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==Spoofing==
 
==Spoofing==
Spoofing is an effort to fool enemy sensors into reporting false information.  If successful, the sensor will report detecting something different from what is actually present.  A spoofing system might send out signals or energy patterns consistent with something harmless or friendly, disguising an approaching threat.  Spoofing might be accomplished by configuring a vehicle to reflect active sensor waves in the same pattern as a friendly vehicle or by mimicking the [[transponder]] transmissions of a friendly vehicle.
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Spoofing is an effort to fool enemy sensors into reporting false information.  If successful, the sensor will report detecting something different from what is actually present.  A spoofing system might send out signals or energy patterns consistent with something harmless or friendly, disguising an approaching threat.  Spoofing might be accomplished by configuring a vehicle to reflect active sensor waves in the same pattern as a friendly vehicle or by mimicking the [[transponder]] transmissions of a friendly vehicle.  One early type of spoofing used the dropping of sheets of metal foil, called chaff, that would blind an enemy RADAR by overwhelming it with signals.
  
 
==Decoys==
 
==Decoys==

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