Military

Military Wants Ability to Override Radio Broadcasts With Its Own Messages

Talk radio will seem brilliant by comparison

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The U.S. Special Operations Command wants to find technology that would allow it to locate AM and FM radio signals in a specific area and then override those signals to send propaganda messages.

The SOCOM solicitation, posted Monday afternoon, calls for "sources to provide a radio broadcast system capable of searching for and acquiring every AM and FM radio station in a specific area and then broadcasting a message(s) in the target area on all acquired AM and FM radio station frequencies." The command, which is playing a larger role in military propaganda, is contemplating doing foreign comparative testing, which examines foreign technology to see if it's capable of doing the job, as it examines potential options, the solicitation said.