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.
 
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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==Decoys==
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A decoy is a type of spoof that consists of an expendable vehicle design to project the same image to sensors as a more important vehicle. For example, a submarine might launch a torpedo designed to sound like the submarine itself. The purpose of a decoy may be to distract guided missiles from their intended target or to divert enemy resources away from an actual threat.
  
 
== In ''Star Wars'' ==
 
== In ''Star Wars'' ==

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