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Russia prepares to use artificial intelligence electronic warfare systems

MOSCOW, (BM) – The Russian armed forces are preparing for mass deliveries of Bylin electronic warfare systems (EW), which are controlled by artificial intelligence, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Izvestia.

Parts and connections will receive a unique system by 2025. “Bylina” without the participation of operators in real time can analyze the situation, find and classify goals. After that, the system will determine by what means it is better to suppress or destroy communications equipment and other enemy equipment.

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Experts note that the use of such complexes will significantly increase the effectiveness of electronic warfare equipment on the battlefield.

The Ministry of Defense has already approved plans to supply the troops with the latest electronic warfare systems, sources in the military department told Izvestia. All Bylins will be stationed in army units by 2025.

Now in every military district there is an electronic warfare brigade, and fleets include special separate centers. Details regarding the staffing structure of these military units are not disclosed.

It is only known that the staff of each brigade has, as a rule, four battalions and one company. They are designed to suppress aviation, communications and control systems, as well as space assets hundreds of kilometers away. It is these parts that Bylina should strengthen.

The new complexes will increase the effectiveness of the use of electronic warfare equipment by 40–50%, Viktor Murakhovsky, editor-in-chief of Arsenal of the Fatherland magazine, told Izvestia.

“The modern information space of the battlefield is saturated with electronic equipment – both ours and the enemy,” he said. “We are talking about drones, communications, radar. In such a situation, it is important to suppress enemy electronics, and at the same time not to disturb your own. In manual mode, it is very difficult to accurately take into account all the nuances of the process. “Bylina” just helps in this”

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The system uses elements of artificial intelligence. Based on the available information, EW system decides what electronic warfare means, according to which scheme, at what frequencies and with what power, should be used against particular targets. If necessary, “Bylina” in real time makes changes to the operation of individual components, the expert noted.

Elements of artificial intelligence allow you to take into account many variable factors. As a result, where a person needs time to think and do additional calculations, the machine will instantly make a decision.

From satellite to spy transmitter

The equipment of the Automated control system for electronic warfare systems RB-109A “Bylina” is mounted on five trucks with high cross-country ability. Closed bodies house electronic equipment, communications, and life support equipment. Such an arrangement provides combat independence with complete independence and fairly comfortable working conditions in the field. Arriving at the place of deployment, soldiers and officers can immediately begin to carry out a combat mission.

After the deployment of Bylina, it automatically establishes communication with a higher headquarters, command posts of battalions, companies, and even with individual electronic warfare stations. Information exchange and combat control teams are in real time.

First of all, electronics finds out the operational situation in the arrival area. Literally in a matter of seconds, the complex will recognize radio stations, communication systems, radars, early warning radars and even enemy satellites. Low-power individual radio stations used by saboteurs will not escape the attention of Bylina.

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New equipment has already passed comprehensive tests in the troops. But for a full verification, large-scale maneuvers are needed over a large territory – only they will allow us to evaluate the effectiveness of the complexes’ actions. For the first time, “Bylina” was used in the course of the West-2017 exercises, in which not only Russia but also Belarus participated. In conditions close to combat, about 20 thousand military personnel were involved, up to 70 aircraft and helicopters, and about 250 tanks.

Electronic capabilities

The electronic warfare systems available as part of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation can detect and suppress enemy nodes with high accuracy, jam and intercept cellular communications, and, in addition, disable satellite navigation systems.

They have their own specialization. For example, the Divnomorye complex suppresses locators and other avionics of aircraft, helicopters and drones. The station also creates powerful interference for “flying radars” – E-3 AWACS, E-2 Hawkeye and E-8 JSTAR. It can hide objects within a radius of several hundred kilometers from radar detection.

The Murmansk-BN complex suppresses communication and control channels within a radius of up to eight thousand kilometers. This technique is able to strip communications of warships, aircraft, drones and headquarters of the troops of a potential enemy.

Electronic warfare systems “Moscow”, “Krasukha-2” and “Krasukha-4” are often called “aircraft systems.” They are designed to deal with aviation radars, as well as communications and information transfer technology. In fact, these stations form a single complex that interferes with all types of aircraft.

“Moscow” detects the enemy, determines the type and characteristics of its electronic warfare. Data is transferred to other systems. Krasukha-2 is responsible for the fight against early warning radar aircraft. And “Kraukha-4” interferes with other types of aircraft.

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In modern warfare, the role of electronic warfare is difficult to overestimate. In particular, such complexes in 2015 were transferred to Syria to strengthen the Russian group. The objective of the electronic warfare was to suppress airborne radars, communication systems and control aircraft, which will attack the territory of our base. Also, complexes can jam satellite navigation systems. The exact composition of the updated group, its new features and work results were not disclosed.

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