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Autonomous electronic warfare complex Palantin goes into service in Russia

MOSCOW, (BM) – The newest highly mobile electronic warfare complex of the operational-tactical level Palantin will go into service with the electronic warfare (EW) unit of the Eastern Military District in the Trans-Baikal Territory this year, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing the press service of the Air Defense Forces statement.

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“The newest complex Palantin will enter service with the electronic warfare units of the Air Defense Forces in Transbaikalia … Earlier, Palantin completed military tests, it is in service with the electronic warfare units of the RF Armed Forces.”

What will be able to close the Palantin? Military expert on the new electronic warfare complex

The first in the Russian Armed Forces Palantin electronic warfare complex, which entered the Western Military District in April, will be used for the first time in action in July during an exercise, the West Military District said.

“The newest highly mobile electronic warfare complex of the operational-tactical level Palantin will be practically used for the first time at the end of July this year in the course of carrying out the tasks of the company tactical exercise,” the message says.

Palantin is designed to suppress existing and future radio communication systems of the enemy, as well as to conduct electronic reconnaissance. The capabilities of the equipment allow you to blind the enemy in the shortwave and ultrashortwave ranges, as well as deprive him of cellular and trunking communications.

In addition, the complex is capable of combining various electronic warfare and electronic intelligence systems into a single working network, which increases the efficiency of their use.

Dmitry Kornev, editor-in-chief of the MilitaryRussia.ru website, spoke about Palantine on the air of Sputnik radio.

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“The EW complex Palantin solves two main tasks. The first is reconnaissance of the enemy’s radio communications, the determination of radio points in the operational-tactical depth. And, secondly, the Palantin can jam them. That is, stop the work of radio communications, cellular communications. Now many information transmission systems operate on the principle of cellular and voice communication, Palantin can detect them and drown them out,” explained Dmitry Kornev.

One of the advantages of the complex is its high mobility, he added.

“The complex is located on KamAZ vehicles with a power source and can be quickly deployed in any necessary place. The Palantin will solve its tasks in the interests of the armed forces at the level of a brigade, maybe a division, an army – after all, it can close a large enough territory “, – concluded Dmitry Kornev.

Russia has already developed a second autonomous EW system

As we reported in April this year, the Russian armed forces are preparing for mass deliveries of Bylin electronic warfare systems (EW), which are controlled by artificial intelligence.

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.

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

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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.

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