MOSCOW, (BM) – The British Air Force has begun jamming the radar systems of Russia’s S-300 and S-400 air defense systems, which are located near Crimea, BulgarianMilitary.com has learned, citing Russia’s Avia.pro news agency.
According to Russian colleagues and information officially confirmed by the Russian Ministry of Defense near the border with Crimea, where these air defense systems are located, dozens of reconnaissance military aircraft have appeared.
Their main goal is to scan the Russian frequencies of the S-300 and S-400 systems by directing electronic effects, which will allow in the future easier identification of the vulnerability of Russia’s anti-aircraft systems.
It is a known fact that the S-400 is considered to be the best air defense system in the world and because of this (and others) causes Turkey, China, India and other countries buy this new Russian military technology. It should be recalled that the S-400 is a completely renewed S-300 system, with greater range and precise radar capable of detecting stealth technology aircraft.
If the British Air Force succeeds in scanning Russian frequencies, it would allow stealth fighters such as the F-22 and F-35 to approach at a closer distance in a region where these systems are deployed.
Journalists from the Russian edition of Voenni Novosti report that the scan in question was carried out in late August this year and, according to the author of the article, this is for the first time in history an ‘unprecedented operation to bring the Russian military into a defensive rather than attacking position’.
The author of the article in Voenni Novosti shared that the operation was carried out over the Black Sea, as the planes flew in a group of five.
Military experts rule out the possibility of a possible future strike on Russia, but some conspiracy theorists say such a large-scale operation by the British Air Force means just that.
A Russian military expert told Avia.pro that in this way the British and their NATO partners could at some point find a breakthrough in the electronics of the systems, especially in the field of integrated operation.
This is also of great importance, according to the expert, as the Russian S-400 and S-500 systems, which are in charge of Russia’s defense in various areas, work in an integrated mode and constantly exchange information about what is happening above them or near 400 km.
Of course, it should be noted that the Russians, like any normal military force in the world, daily change the codes and frequencies of their anti-aircraft systems, located not only in the Russian Federation, but also in military bases around the world, where they are located.
What S-400 missile defense system is?
S-400 Triumph is a Russian long-range and medium-range anti-aircraft missile system, anti-aircraft missile system (SAM). S-400 is designed to destroy all modern and promising means of aerospace attack [including hypersonic].
According to Western analysts, the S-400, along with systems such as the Iskander OTRK and coastal anti-ship systems of the Bastion class, plays a key role in the new concept of the Russian Armed Forces, known in the West as the “Access Denied Zone” [Anti-Access / Area Denial, A2 / AD], which consists in the fact that NATO troops cannot be and move within the range of A2 / AD restricted area systems without the risk of causing unacceptable damage to them.
Triumph is the name of the export version. The market price of one division of the S-400 anti-aircraft missile system is about $ 500 million.
Technical characteristics of S-400 missile system
The performance characteristics of the S-400 Triumph are: detects a target at a distance of 600 km; strikes a target at a distance of 400 km; the maximum speed of the hit targets – 4.8 km / s; at the same time can fire 36 targets with pointing up to 72 missiles on them; deployment time of the system from the stowed state – 5-10 minutes; the time to bring the system’s assets into combat readiness from the deployed state is 3 minutes.
How does the Triumph air defense system work?
The S-400 Triumph is not just an installation for launching missiles, but a whole complex of coordinated and complex systems, the components of which are located on high-cross-country vehicles.
The entire process from detecting to destroying a target occurs automatically:
- The radar system (radar) detects hundreds of targets within a radius of 600 km and determines their nationality.
- Data is sent to the command post (55K6E). He, in turn, distributes targets between several launchers (5P85TE2).
- Each command post can simultaneously control eight air defense systems, each of which carries up to 12 launchers. They, in turn, accommodate four missiles with different masses, launch ranges and capabilities.
- Depending on the type of target, an air defense system selects a missile. The S-400 Triumph is armed with missiles with different weights, launch ranges and capabilities: 48N6E, 48N6E2, 48N6E3, 9M96E and 9M96E2.
- Ultra-long-range missiles (up to 400 km) are capable of destroying targets even beyond the reach of targeting locators, for which they have unique homing heads. After climbing at the command of such a rocket itself goes into search mode.
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