Western experts are excited about the new protection of the ships of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation

EW container systems, which began to be equipped with patrol and auxiliary ships of the Russian Navy, have become the subject of close attention of Western military experts, including those specializing in the analysis of satellite images. One of them, Swiss analyst Benjamin Pitte, posted fresh satellite photos on his Twitter account, which, in his opinion, demonstrate the placement of containers with similar electronic warfare systems on one of the ships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

This satellite image of the Novorossiysk military port shows the already known large landing ships and submarines, but these two blue containers caught my attention. Perhaps this is a new defense system for the ship.

Pete explains.

This version was supported by his other colleague, an analyst known under the pseudonym HI Sutton.

Indirectly, it looks like it could be an expected container-based electronic warfare system against drones. However, this conclusion is not final, since such blue containers are quite standard and are often used to transport other equipment (for example, diving support) by Russian auxiliary ships.

— HI Sutton wrote in his comment.

Other analysts noted that the "standard" nature of these containers allows for many other versions. In their opinion, it can be anything - from an electronic warfare system to an anti-ship missile system or the Club K complex (Caliber cruise missile launch platforms). But it can also be just logistics containers... Moreover, the ship on which satellite images showed the containers that excited Western analysts is the Vsevolod Bobrov Project 23120 military auxiliary vessel.

In early September, the command of the Russian Navy announced that the new containerized electronic warfare systems would be installed on open areas of ships and ships of the Russian navy to protect against possible attacks carried out by drones or cruise missiles. EW systems in this case will suppress the communication and control channels of the attacking objects. As stated, the first such container EW systems were to receive project 22160 patrol ships of the Vasily Bykov type.
  • Photos used: Benjamin Pittet (@COUPSURE)
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  1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 28 September 2022 18: 37
    With modern reconnaissance satellites, high-altitude and other UAVs, literally everything and always needs to be masked, covered, hidden. Previously, there was an advertisement for Serdyukov's inflatable tanks and other things, to expose them, and to make all the equipment unnoticed from above, both visually and with thermal imagers. The requirements are strict, whoever did not hide it has a great advantage to die.
  2. Yuri V.A Offline Yuri V.A
    Yuri V.A (Yuri) 29 September 2022 04: 12
    The best response to the Black Sea Fleet is to install something container-shaped on the open area of ​​\uXNUMXb\uXNUMXbthe ship, primarily on patrolmen. Against underwater drones will pull the second container in tow
    1. Saffron Offline Saffron
      Saffron (Igor) 29 September 2022 15: 12
      And another one from divers
  3. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 29 September 2022 23: 42
    What are we like that the West began to worry, and what else should they do to prove that if we want, we can. Let three of us hold us, but we will show them how to sink ships. If only they wrote from afar, where you can find what was written here about those who got worried there. Reminds the story of a Russian who visited Britain. Then they sat down to play cards. One looked said that he had so many cards and threw. And that's what everyone says. I ask, why don't you check other people's cards? What are you, how can you, we are gentlemen. And then the card came to me and flooded, capitally won. Just like that, the card is rushing for those who write for those gentlemen. For our believers.