Deception is confusing or misleading an enemy by using some combination of human-produced, mechanical, or electronic means. Through use of the electromagnetic spectrum, EW deception manipulates the enemy's decision loop, hindering the enemy's ability to establish accurate situational awareness.
Deception refers to
|“||[t]hose measures designed to mislead the enemy/adversary by manipulation, distortion, or falsification of evidence in order to induce a reaction from that adversary which is prejudicial to the adversary's interests.||”|
|“||[t]he deliberate radiation, reradiation, alteration, absorption or reflection of electromagnetic energy in a manner intended to mislead the enemy interpretation or use of information received by his electronic systems.||”|
|“||the ability to mislead intelligence gathering by providing a distortion of reality.||”|