Electronic deception (ED) is
|“||the deliberate radiation, reradiation, alteration, suppression, absorption, denial, enhancement, or reflection of electromagnetic energy in a manner intended to convey misleading information and to deny valid information to an enemy or to enemy electronics-dependent weapons.||”|
Among the types of electronic deception are:
- Manipulative electronic deception: Actions to eliminate revealing or convey misleading, telltale indicators that may be used by hostile forces.
- Simulative electronic deception: Actions to represent friendly notional or actual capabilities to mislead hostile forces.
- Imitative electronic deception: The introduction of electromagnetic energy into enemy systems that imitates enemy emissions.