英国陆军成立第一个专业网络作战部队“第十三信号团”(英文)

2020-06-06 智邦网

编译 致远

据c4isrnet网2020年6月5日报道,为应对潜在对手日益增长的网络数字威胁,英陆军正式成立第一个专业网络团,作为陆军现代化建设的组成部分。

第十三信号团的创建,是陆军正在推进名为《2020陆军变革》改组计划的组成部分,计划包括组建一个网络、电子战、情报战和非常规战陆军师。

网络团包括一支250名专家组成的核心团队,负责打击对陆军国内外军事行动面临的网络威胁。

网络团也负责向正在组建的新一代信息战能力试验实施机构提供技术支持。

英国防大臣本•华莱士称:“这是英国武装部队信息战现代化的阶段性进展。”

网络团设在英格兰西南部布兰福德的英国皇家信号部队。

6月4日,英国防部宣布,“第十三信号团将为新的陆军网络信息安全作战中心提供支持,旨在保护国防网络域安全。”

安全作战中心于2019年5月由国防部组建,国防部为该中心投入2200万英镑(2800万美元),2020年初开始运营,负责提供全天候信息及分析,以及网络进攻能力。

网络团列入英国陆军第一通信旅编制,接受第六(英国)陆军师指挥,负责为陆军组织信息战与非常规战争。

British Army launches its first cyberwar regiment

LONDON – Britain’s first dedicated cyber regiment has been officially established as part of the Army’s drive to modernize its response to the growing digital threat posed by potential adversaries.

Creation of the unit, the 13th Signals Regiment, is part of an ongoing restructuring of the British Army, known as Army 2020 Refine, which includes the creation of a division conducting cyber, electronic warfare, intelligence, information operations and unconventional warfare.

The cyber regiment is built around a core of about 250 specialists and is tasked with combating threats to Army operations overseas and domestically. The new unit will also provide technical support for a hub being set up to test and implement next-generation information capabilities.

Announcing the formation of the new unit. Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said the move was “a step-change in the modernization of the UK armed forces for information warfare. Cyber attacks are every bit as deadly as those faced on the physical battlefield, so we must prepare to defend ourselves from all those who would do us harm, and 13th Signal Regiment is a vital addition to that defense.”

The new unit is based at Blanford, southwest England, the home of Britain’s Royal Signals.

Defense spending remains an unbeloved subject in many European countries. (Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images)
A new budget proposal for the European Union shows that the bloc’s defense plans are back on the table as the continent pushes to revive its economy post pandemic.

“13th Signals will provide the basis of the new Army Cyber Information Security Operations Centre, focusing on the protection of Defence’s cyber domain, and it will work with the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force to provide secure networks for all military communications,” the MoD said in a statement released June 4.

Creation of the security operation centre was announced by the MoD in May 2019.

Over £22 million ($28 million) was pledged by the MoD for investment in the new centre. Operations were expected to commence in the early 2020, the MoD said at the time of the announcement last year.

The new centre will, among other things, be responsible for providing round-the-clock information and analysis, as well as having an offensive capability.

The cyber regiment is part of the British Army’s 1st (UK) Signal Brigade, which under the command of 6th (UK) Division, is responsible for conducting information maneuver and unconventional warfare in support of the Armed Forces.

The 77th brigade, a unit made up of regular troops and reservists tasked with conducting psyops and information warfare, is also part of the 6th Division lineup.


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