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Be Careful: US Navy Spying on Lebanese Internet!

Be Careful: US Navy Spying on Lebanese Internet!
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After military and security, telecommunication sector has also been a victim of US espionage activities in Lebanon.

Under the title, "Call of the Ocean" U.S. Navy conducted tests in the Mediterranean Sea in order to improve the ability of warships to monitor threats, mainly the torpedo.
According to "as-Safir" newspaper one of the examples of these tests is resembled when the cruiser "USS Leyte" passed the Mediterranean Sea late February through the Strait of Gibraltar, coming from the Atlantic Ocean.

The US specifically uses this relatively small size and low weight cruiser in the Mediterranean since it is difficult for large pieces (weighing up to 90 thousand tons) coming from the Atlantic to cross the strait of which depth of water ranges between a thousand and three thousand feets, in addition to the "overcrowding" resulting from the presence of other vessels at this point in the world.

The "USS Leyte" crew of experts in the sonar (marine radar) techniques experienced the "soft murder" technology, known as «Niksie» AN | SLQ-25A assigned to intercept torpedo missiles.

The technique works to influence the course of the torpedo, which may be launched against any vessel through a device that sends electronic signals similar to those of the ship, but more strongly so that this leads to modify the torpedo's sensors noting that the device being tested works under a certain depth in the water, if needed, after being lowered through a hole in the bottom of the ship.
During the tests, the Internet service in Lebanon experienced a jamming to discover later that its source is an American warship stationed off the coast eastern of the Mediterranean.

It should be noted that the experts at the Lebanese Ministry of Telecommunications have experienced a similar something during July 2006 war, when they noticed strong jamming on the local airwaves of, mentioning that pieces of offensive "Enterprise" were stationed at that time off the Lebanese coast and they spread on a regular basis in the Mediterranean .
If during the July war the cause of jamming was clear and "sense", what explains the jamming in the waves caused by American military units located at least once each year off the Lebanese coast? (A replacing process is carried every six months to switch ships in the Mediterranean and the Gulf).
We can't be sure about the jamming cause since the public reports issued by the Navy do not specify the coordinates of the warships, but tend to talk about their tasks.

For further illumination on the subject, we should provide a simplified technical explanation of jamming process that affects radio waves.

The process of jamming is defined as radio waves that arise from outside the system and target waves of a transmitting (e.g. radar or broadcast station), to revoke its work.
Jamming may be deliberate, as is the case in the military uses in the context of the so-called electronic war, and may be unintentional, as in the case of any overlap in waves so that two different devices use the same broadcasting wave.

It should be noted that the most vulnerable devices to jamming during the U.S. Navy test are those operating within the scope of C-Band, i.e. those wireless Internet networks in Lebanon, as well as in the case of meteorological waves which commonly use "Wi-Fi" technique on 5.4 GB Hz wave

Regardless of the cause of jamming that Lebanon witnesses, it is certain that the U.S. Navy has a prior knowledge of waves used by the Lebanese state in its operating of local networks in various fields.

Whatever the motives or causes behind jamming, a big question is raised on Washington's ships respect to Lebanese sovereignty.

Source: "as-Safir" newspaper