On the ECM page, there is no mention of the history and development of the equipment. The Elite Manual, which is the Canon for all things Elite and Oolite clearly states:-
However on the Hardened Missile page, the claim is made (without any attribution) that the ECM is 'Thargoid-inspired' . There is no mention of Bell and Braben on this page, and the Elite Manual section does not mention Thargoids at all.Anti-missile (ECM) System Specification: Radiant-Magnetic "wipe-out" using ion-saturation theory developed by Bell and Braben on riedquat 359. Electronic Counter Measures Systems use minute charged particles of InterSpac heavy Element dust, releasing their radiant energy and setting up expanding nuclear flux chains.
The conclusion I have come to is that the Hardened Missile page is probably incorrect, and the ECM page is actually missing some vital information.
I am minded to correct these errors and omissions, but would like to give everyone out there a chance to correct me if I'm wrong, or agree that this minor problem should be put right before I change the Wiki entries.