From its inception sometime in the late 1990s, Project Suter provides centralized facility to integrate Global Electronic Attack Effects as part of a global operations plan. The project became the first initiative delivered to meet the specific mission requirements of the new Air Force Cyber Command. Suter is designed to deny the adversary’s freedom of action within their own networks.
Suter provides a coherent and timely view ofat the tactical level. The service centrally manages and controls the analysis and attack of threat networks, to identify exploitable vulnerabilities susceptible to available network warfare techniques. Targeting complete networks or identifying and monitoring specific network components, the service can evaluate and confirm the effects of kinetic and non-kinetic attacks on critical elements, for example, simulate or assess how the destruction of a specific node can affect the whole network, or open vulnerabilities for further penetration. The team employs various modeling techniques to characterize the mode and status of target networks dynamically and validate the desired effect before such measures are taken.
Suter also controls electronic and network attack assets when pursuing mobile, time critical networked threats, as part of synchronized kinetic, non-kinetic attack and intelligence, surveillance and recce (ISR) operations.
Other topics covered in this series:
Cyberworld’s Black Knights – Suter V Project Emerges from the Black
- Who’s in Control?
- F-22 Enters the Network – Linking IFDL, TTNT, Link 16
- Navy Tests new Global Command Architecture