Expert: Russian electronic warfare systems can suppress American satellites

This is a comment of the military expert Elexey Leonkov. The point of view expressed in this article is authorial and do not necessarily reflect BM`s editorial stance.


MOSCOW, (BM) – Russia has become a leader both qualitatively and quantitatively, having at its disposal a wide range of electronic warfare systems (EW) that can have a significant impact on the course of the battle and operate even in space, military expert Alexei Leonkov told RIA Novosti on Wednesday, learned

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“Western armies until recently believed that developing EW troops does not make sense, as a result they are hopelessly behind, so the Russian EW systems have gone far ahead and in fact have no analogues in the world,” Leonkov said.

“The Russian army has adopted the local-action systems that protect aircraft, ships, manpower on a limited area, neutralizing munition fuses, affecting reconnaissance systems, confusing homing heads, intercepting control systems of drones, and even those that affect space objects.” – he emphasized.

According to the expert, in the coming years, the importance of electronic warfare will only increase due to the increasing role of information technology in command and control of troops and weapons.

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“So, DARPA (Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects of the US Department of Defense) believes that the main danger to space groups is the Russian electronic warfare systems, and the threat will only increase,” he said.


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Original source: RIA Novosti