Did Israel hack Syria's air defense system?

Aviation Week:

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U.S. aerospace industry and retired military officials indicated today that a technology like the U.S.-developed “Suter” airborne network attack system developed by BAE Systems and integrated into U.S. unmanned aircraft by L-3 Communications was used by the Israelis. The system has been used or at least tested operationally in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last year.

The technology allows users to invade communications networks, see what enemy sensors see and even take over as systems administrator so sensors can be manipulated into positions so that approaching aircraft can’t be seen, they say. The process involves locating enemy emitters with great precision and then directing data streams into them that can include false targets and misleading messages algorithms that allow a number of activities including control.

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Russia and others are trying to figure out why their expensive system did not work. It is the same system that they sold to Iran. The US would not need to spoof the system since it has stealth planes that could get by the system anyway. But having the problem of the hacking on top has to give pause to Russia, Iran and Syria.

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