Foreign Defense Contractors and Fiber Optic Line Controlled UGVs

Unmanned Ground Vehicles are full of sensors to help them navigate, some are controlled tele-robotically. Some employ combination strategies. For instance one company wants to lay down a stake which will be the antenna to tele-robotically control the unmanned ground vehicle and then allow it to roll-out a fiber optic line as it goes.


This will separate the electronic signature from the actual location of the vehicle and perhaps by as much as a mile? Additionally, as defense contractors work to perfect these tele-robotic systems and the fiber optic line separation to prevent electronic signatures, UAVs are being developed with optical flow sensors to locate straight line anomalies which can see the line strewn out.


A small low level UAV might seek and destroy or fly over to the robotic mobile missile launcher and drop off a hand grenade or become a single mission UAVs with an aboard destruct on impact device.


Since multiple sensors such a lidar, radar, infrared, optical and sonar will be used by both the invading strike team and the defending army, even if the electronic signature is removed, the heat signature and satellite anomaly are still active.


You can fool some of the sensors some of the time, but you cannot fool all the sensors all of the time.


Although I have not heard any discussion on this topic it might make sense for the defending army to string multiple fiber optic lines from multiple directions and coat the fiber optic lines with the local color for camouflage, then use frequency hopping or skipping with the tele-robotic communication system. If one antenna is hit, it will simply stop being used. With multiple targets all around the area will appear to be a hot bed of activity and attract the invading forces closer - "Trap Door Spider" technique.


If this were done then the system might be viable to for a nation like Iran to add to the "old junk" used Russian Missile Launchers that it recently bought which has with the active matrix RFID satellite tags hidden inside so they can be tracked and identified by US Satellites. Indeed with spy satellites which find anomalies in Earth's surface height of over 2 feet, even a new retaining wall shows up on the images and the artificially intelligent computers finds these within hours.


Even if you can fool most of the sensors most of the time, good luck fooling the satellite by day or by night!


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