Electronic Warfare: From the Battle of Tsushima to the Falklands and Lebanon Conflicts

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9780713715019: Electronic Warfare: From the Battle of Tsushima to the Falklands and Lebanon Conflicts

The 'invisible war' began with the 20th century and has increasingly continued, in deep secrecy, between all the world's powers. This book traces its history from 1905 when the Tsarist navy was destroyed by the Japanese. During WW I, tele-communications was an important battlefield tool and a vital weapon in interception and jamming procedures but it was the arrival of radar with WWII which saw the first major advances. From 1945 onwards, activity in all fields of electornic warfare spread like wildfire. In the Korean and Vietnamese wars, the Arab/Israeli struggles, the Cuban missile crisis, the invasions of Czechoslovakia and Afghanistan, the Falklands Conflict and the Iraq/Iran war, the vlue of electronic warfare in measure, countermeasure and even countercountermeasures has been demonstrated again and again. Satellites form vital links in surveillance and data relay systems across the world and 'satellite-killers' are being actively developed. The author also presents a complete and absorbing panorama of research in and use of infra-red rays, the laser, satellites, radiation weapons and much more. He also discusses the peaceful applications and devices that have resulted from this research.

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Text: English, Italian (translation)

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YA The history of electronic warfare is traced from 1905 when the Tsarist navy was destroyed by the Japanese to present-day research in infrared rays, lasers, satellites for surveillance and data relay systems, radiation weapons, etc. Many charts and maps, along with excellent black-and-white action photos, clarify the text. De Arcangelis describes sea and air electronic countermeasures. Accounts of the U-2, including Powers' flight into Russian territory (and the possible involvement of Lee Harvey Oswald) and other peacetime espionage follow. The Cuban missile crisis, the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, the electronic devices used during the Vietnamese conflict, and the Arab-Israeli wars precede chapters devoted to the history of infrared, lasers, TV, and smart bombs. Descriptions of recent conflicts lead to the final chapter on electronic warfare in space. A listing of abbreviations is extremely helpful. This book provides a wealth of material for research papers in social studies and science as well as an extremely interesting picture of the effects of science on 20th-Century warfare. Mary Wadsworth Sucher, Baltimore County Reading Services
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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