MOSCOW, (BM) – Russian experts have begun to develop electronic warfare systems (EW) that can establish interference with the hypersonic weapons of a potential enemy, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Izvestia.
The electronic warfare system will not only be able to interfere with existing and future hypersonic weapons, but also reflect the corresponding attacks. This will more effectively protect the most important civilian and military installations, Izvestia writes.
New electronic warfare systems will need to recognize the type of missile, the method of its guidance, and also interfere, Dmitry Kornev noted.
“It will be a cheap and effective way to deal with hypersonic aircraft and ammunition,” the expert noted. “It will not require the deployment of a large number of radars and missile defense systems, as well as the production of thousands of long-range missile defense systems. Covering the most important objects with electronic warfare systems is much easier than providing a missile defense system throughout the country. The novelty will be an addition to the existing air defense and should not allow the GLW to hit the target”.
It is noted that the Russian development will act to suppress the sighting devices of hypersonic aircraft in the final section of their given trajectory. This will prevent possible attacks using radar, optoelectronic and satellite homing warheads.
The latest electronic warfare systems will complement existing air defense systems. Earlier, RT reported that Japan began developing hypersonic weapons.
The development of hypersonic weapons officially, in addition to Russia, was announced in the United States and China. The United States said that this area is their priority.
Nine prototypes with non-nuclear warheads are currently at the testing stage. The country’s air force is going to equip strategic bombers B-52 with hypersonic cruise missiles.
The fleet will deliver such ammunition to destroyers, cruisers and even submarines. Finally, the U.S. Army intends to install such short- and medium-range munitions on a mobile chassis.
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