Traffic Analysis Resistant IP and ATM Routers

13 September 2007

The people from wikileaks have uncovered the inventory of equipment the US uses in Afghanistan and Iraq. Part of the surprise was the wide spread use, and dominant cost, of Warlock Green and Warlock Red Jammers (a nice presentation on how they work.) The presentation gives a strong hint that the use of jammers against IEDs is limited, particularly since a device could be programmed to detect the jamming signal and use it as a range finder to control detonation. 

There also seem to be about 44 TACLANE KG-175 E100AC routers deployed in Afghanistan only, that overlay cryptographic protection, and presumably traffic analysis prevention on public IP and ATM networks. Each of those boxes comes with a $10K price tag, proving once more that selling security pays well.

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