US Deploys Tactical Communications-Scrambling Plane To Korean Peninsula

South Korea’s deal to allow North Korean athletes and dignitaries to attend the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang appeared to ease tensions on the peninsula earlier this month. Still, it appears the US air force has been expanding its presence in South Korea.

Local media reported Monday that an EC-130H Compass Call aircraft, an advanced plane capable of denial of service attacks on enemy plane’s communication systems, was deployed to South Korea’s Osan Air Force Base by the US Air Force earlier this month.

According to Sputnik, it’s unclear why the state-of-the-art tactical aircraft was deployed to the base. Some critics have speculated that it may be used to collect data on North Korea’s military during the Games, which are set to begin Feb. 9.

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The plane, based at Arizona’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the aircraft reportedly made its way to South Korea after stopping at Japan’s Yokota Air Base.

The US Airforce only has 14 of these advanced aircraft in its entire arsenal, according to Sputnik.

The planes have recently been used to keep Daesh fighters from coordinating attacks.

"If we can shut down or deny their communication," Lt. Col. Chris Weaton of the Electronic Combat Squadron said in a statement, "then we are causing chaos."

An estimated four of the 13 EC-130Hs are operating in Iraq and Syria.

Comments

Atticus Finch markmotive Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:55 Permalink

This whole crisis is the result of the US practicing to invade North Korea every year at the North South border. Why send a signal to any country that you plan to invade them? As in all cases, from Ukraine to Libya to Syria to North Korea, none of this necessarily needed to happen. It's a contrivance of the nut cases running the US shadow government and the deep state. Everything could have been avoided.

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83_vf_1100_c directaction Wed, 01/17/2018 - 23:28 Permalink

  Late 50s iirc saw the first 130 roll off the assy line. Zero to do with Russia. Day/night combat assault landing on any flat patch of dirt. LAPES capable which is cool as shit when it goes right. They have a version that can snatch people from the ground in flight. Then there is the AC-130 gunship that can fuck some ground shit up. I have seen one land with a #3 prop missing and the #4 prop twisted 90 deg buried in the wing.  They are a bit dated at 60 yrs but a very capable platform. They use them for in flight refueling. Fly them thru hurricanes. They haul supplies to FOBs on unimproved strips.

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Land Snark 83_vf_1100_c Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:42 Permalink

" hey have a version that can snatch people from the ground in flight. " MC-130E-H. I flew on a crew on them. 130s can do anything really. They would make a great laser gunship if they haven't already.

We played games with NATO fighters while on TDY. They would try to "shoot" us down but couldn't. We would fly too low and fly in tight circles for them. And we'd jam and chaff their asses too.

Pictured is probably a newer version of 'Rivet Fire' or 'Rivet Duke'.

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AGuy Inevitability Thu, 01/18/2018 - 00:49 Permalink

"The jammers on this thing are apparently pretty extreme. They might be able to fly close along the border and jam comms in NK."

That would be an act of war. Its very likely NK will open fire on it. I suppose NK may delay combat until it has sufficient ICBMs to deter the US from a esculating into a full war.

Unfortunately Trump is just another Warmonger who chooses to use the barrel of a gun for diplomacy.

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SHADEWELL zorba THE GREEK Wed, 01/17/2018 - 23:29 Permalink

I say,

What a "well thought out" response young man..quite striking actually, considering that you are only in possession of a brain stem

Of course, those of us with a full brain understand that basing the aircraft's capabilities, solely upon its cosmetic appearance is ridiculous, and only represents Russian propaganda, as explained by Yuri Bezmenov, over 30 years ago...deMORALIZATION

putz

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MozartIII YUNOSELL Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:28 Permalink

"USA -- Exporting Chaos to the Rest of the World since August 15, 1971"

 

Much longer than that, learn your history!

 

Bang Din Owe! What is the US doing in any part of the world? Out side of starting more war for corporations and killing our kids for profit!!  Fuck Trump, the war monger in chief!

 

He campaigned on ending most of this shit. The leftist media won't let him do it. Sorry, the CIA/FBI/NSA/ all the others........

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SHADEWELL Meyer Bauer Wed, 01/17/2018 - 23:35 Permalink

Yes act of war,

kind of like NK shooting off ICBMs, and threatening to push the nuclear button, and claiming that NK Missiles can reach the entire US mainland, accompanied by animation showing Washington DC in a mushroom cloud...you mean like that act of war?

If NK moved on that plane, it would be cratered along with any other of you fucks looking to support that fat fuck

Kim ....the Cunt and mouse game is over, its not obammer in the Whitehouse anymore (who you referred to as a 'monkey')

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/north-korea-slams-us-…

(and a 'wicked black monkey')

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2014/05/08/north-…

Jig is up bub...you are about to be taken out...maybe they can set up an antiaircraft gun to blow your bloated carcass into a million  pieces like you did to your own uncle, and broadcast it live to the detention centers where you and your inbred family have enslaved multi generations of the same families.  I am sure those folks will be shedding tears for your eviscerated carcass...except they will be tears of joy

Veritas

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LetThemEatRand Budnacho Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:42 Permalink

The plane comes with an advanced tactical system that is highly effective against enemy pigeon targets, approved by the Pentagon as an add-on to the C-130 after Lockheed Martin offered to add the system for only $1B per plane.  It is termed by the military as a rapidly rotating kinetic drive defense and aeronautics propulsion system.  This is also known as a propeller.

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