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Boeing has hit a milestone with its anti-jam satellite communications. According to the aircraft maker, it demonstrated successful integration of its Protected Tactical Enterprise Service (PTES) software elements with an industry partner's user terminal. The ground-based military satellite communications system allows Boeing- …

  1. ShadowSystems Silver badge

    An eternal game of whack-a-mole...

    You do something to harden your stuff, the enemy does something that renders the hardening less/non-effective, you do something else to further harden your systems, & the wheel continues round & round & round & r...

    Unlike my plan to simply catapult politicians into orbit on intentional collision trajectories to impact their stuff & knock them both off into solar destruction.

    Since the world will never run out of political idiots, that means we'll never run out of ammunition to fling!

    I've brought the popcorn, someone else bring the pints. =-)p

    1. Doctor Syntax Silver badge
      Coat

      Re: An eternal game of whack-a-mole...

      "You do something to harden your stuff, the enemy does something that renders the hardening less/non-effective"

      So you love it or you hate it. Anti-jam? Sounds like Marmite.

      The one with a jar of something in the pocker.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: An eternal game of whack-a-mole...

      Oh, the wheel does stop eventually.

      It happens when one side runs out of money to keep going (see the Soviet Union in 1991) at which point that side stops, and the other side moves a generation ahead and then stops, and the other side if it knows what's good for it refrains from starting a war.

      The Romans used to consider "Pax" or "Peace" as we now translate it as a temporary state while the nations around them were battered down and it'd take a couple of decades of rebuilding until they'd be ready to have another go at them.

      Eying up Russia's behaviour, I'm having a bit more sympathy for this concept of peace at the moment.

  2. Alan J. Wylie

    spread spectrum hopping

    Courtesy of Hedy Lamarr

    1. Neil Barnes Silver badge
      Coat

      Re: spread spectrum hopping

      "She rode a blazing saddle..."

      The one with the sheriff's badge, obv! -->

      1. quxinot
        Joke

        Re: spread spectrum hopping

        "HEDLEY. ITS HEDLEY!"

  3. fidodogbreath Silver badge
  4. Kev99 Silver badge

    During The War articles like this woulde never have been published. Thank you for aiding and abetting adversaries.

    1. very angry man

      IT'S BOEING

      its going to crash into the earth killing all on board.

      1. 42656e4d203239 Bronze badge
        Pint

        >>its going to crash into the earth killing all on board.

        Assuming it gets off the ground in the first place...

        Pint cos many of those can be consumed, instead of holding breath, whilst waiting for the next Boeing based launch...

    2. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      "During The War articles like this woulde never have been published."

      Well, duh! If it was "secret", do you think the Boeing PR office would be announcing it? It's not as if El Reg went in under-cover to "break" a story. All they did was take the PR announcement and pad it with other public info and opinion and maybe direct interviews by email/phone/zoom/whatever, just like most other stories they write.

  5. pmugabi

    I'm guessing the technology behind this is if you can transmit slowly enough, you can get through any level of noise. Basic Shannon's theorem.

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