Russian electronic warfare systems - the main "headache" of the Pentagon


Development of technologies significantly influenced the course of modern military confrontations. Today, in order to effectively disable enemy equipment, it is not necessary to use missiles and other ammunition.


Electronic warfare systems are doing an excellent job with the above task, and our country has gone far ahead in this type of weapons. The use of Russian radar systems in Syria, when they were able to destroy a group of Tomahawk missiles (previously considered invulnerable), gave the Pentagon reason to consider the Russian systems the biggest problem.

Washington today spends huge amounts of money on the development of its own electronic warfare systems, but it still lags far behind Moscow. So what kind of radar systems provide us with this vital advantage?

Conventionally, electronic warfare systems can be divided into several types: some interrupt the communication of drones and guided missiles with command posts, others disable equipment installed on enemy vehicles, and still others jam all communications, preventing the enemy from coordinating their actions.

At the moment, the Russian army is armed with more than 20 different radar systems. The most popular of them are: "Krasukha-4", capable of "turning off" the enemy's electronics at a distance of several hundred kilometers, "Pole-21", designed to suppress signals from navigation satellites, "Palantin", "blinding" the enemy in short-wave and ultra-short-wave ranges , as well as completely depriving him of communication, "Divnomorye", creating an impenetrable radar dome, etc.

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  1. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 29 September 2021 11: 14
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    An even bigger headache for the Pentagon is being delivered by Russian cyber capabilities. For example, the story of a ransomware virus that encrypts data after being infiltrated. Decryption is possible only after the money has been transferred. The very fact of the presence of such a virus that can close access to data to a user in an instant is a very serious argument (there are opinions that the "extortionists" of millions from Russia, and the attacks on Russian concerns were for diversion) extortion, but in order to disable as many critical infrastructure systems as possible, for example. After all, the essence of the development is that after an attack, no one can "fix" anything. The result is obvious to everyone, and the fact that no one on the planet could decipher the data and everyone had to pay shows the level of development. Who created it, you can only guess, perhaps it was created as a cyber weapon, we looked at what you can do and make money, at the same time test it and hint to the enemy about a bright future. The US recently resumed cooperation with Russia on cybersecurity. By the way, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Most of the cyber combat assets are waiting in the wings, not only in Russia.