Electronic countermeasures

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Jamming is is an effort to blind enemy sensors with an overload of signal.  If successful, the effect of jamming on a sensor system is much like looking at a very bright light with your unprotected eyes: you know there's a light source, but you may not be able to identify it because of the glare, and you may not be able to see other objects near the light source.  Similarly, loud music from a stereo would be easy to hear, but the loud noise could easily drown out the sound of several people sneaking around the area.
 
Jamming is is an effort to blind enemy sensors with an overload of signal.  If successful, the effect of jamming on a sensor system is much like looking at a very bright light with your unprotected eyes: you know there's a light source, but you may not be able to identify it because of the glare, and you may not be able to see other objects near the light source.  Similarly, loud music from a stereo would be easy to hear, but the loud noise could easily drown out the sound of several people sneaking around the area.
  
A source of electronic jamming doesn't conceal its own existence, but it can disguise itself and potentially hide numerous other objects behind the glare of signal it produces.
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A source of electronic jamming doesn't conceal its own existence, but it can keep itself from being identified and potentially hide numerous other objects behind the glare of signal it produces.
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==Spoofing==
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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.
  
 
== In ''Star Wars'' ==
 
== In ''Star Wars'' ==

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