Electromagnetic deception (also referred to as manipulative electromagnetic deception (MED)) is
|“||[t]he deliberate radiation, re-radiation, alteration, suppression, absorption, denial, enhancement, or reflection of electromagnetic energy in a manner intended to convey misleading information to an enemy or to enemy electromagnetic-dependent weapons, thereby degrading or neutralizing the enemy's combat capability.||”|
"Among the types of electromagnetic deception are:
- a. Manipulative electromagnetic deception — Actions to eliminate revealing, or convey misleading, electromagnetic telltale indicators that may be used by hostile forces.
- b. Simulative electromagnetic deception — Actions to simulate friendly, notional, or actual capabilities to mislead hostile forces;
- c. Imitative electromagnetic deception — The introduction of electromagnetic energy into enemy systems that imitates enemy emissions."
- ↑ U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Pub. 1–02: DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (Nov. 8, 2010, as amended through May 15, 2011) (full-text).
- ↑ Operational Terms and Graphics, at 1-68.