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EW Singapore: China prioritises IW capabilities

17th January 2017 - 02:08 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Singapore


China is copying the Russian route of building information warfare capabilities, according to a keynote speaker at the Electronic Warfare Singapore conference and exhibition on 17 January.

Dr David Stupples, professor of electronic and radio systems and director of EW systems research at the University of London, told attendees: ‘The Chinese don’t have the worldwide reach that Russia has but that will change going forwards.’

Casting light on the murky world of Chinese information warfare (IW) capabilities, he noted that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has three high-power research organisations supported by two universities. An estimated 200,000 personnel (civilian and …

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