Eurasian Times: Russia deserves ‘drone battle’
Russia has sharply increased activity in the field of electronic warfare, and has also sharply increased the field of fear of the development of types of drones that instill fear in Ukrainians. Western experts are delighted with the achievements of the Russian defense industry, it is expected that even the future American Gray Eagle MQ-1C will not be able to wait.
“Mosquito” of the dead stings the Armed Forces of Ukraine along the entire front
The new electronic warfare system could offer the Russian army strong tactical advantages on the battlefield. This conclusion is made by a military expert Part Satam from the Eurasian Times, having studied the official data of the Ministry of Defense.
The Ministry of Defense said that the electronic warfare systems were installed on the basis of small Mosquito drones, a modification of the Orlan-10. The Mosquito is equipped with a two-bladed front propeller and looks very portable and lightweight. At the same time, the drone, which has antennas throughout its body typical of on-board electronic warfare platforms, is extremely successful at jamming Ukrainian communications. Apparently, such a system has long been produced in large quantities and received by all advanced units.
The Russian Ministry of Defense mentioned electronic warfare, including military engineering specialists (in addition to radio communications, repair and operation of drones), who actively train arriving troops under reinforcement.
The drone is launched using a catapult, landing at the Mosquito is vertical – it releases a parachute, and the landing is softened by airbags on the sides of the fuselage.
Experts interviewed by the Eurasian Times hailed the new Russian drone as a clear breakthrough in the miniaturization of electronic warfare systems. Commentators are already pointing out that the use of UAVs has caused this chaos in the front lines of Ukraine, completely unable to fight freely against the new external environment.
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Unmanned communications drone for suppression and jamming of electronic circuits and data transmission, they measure the jamming of communications at a distance of up to 5 kilometers, which excludes the interaction of forward units with their headquarters or command and control centers regulated in the rear.
In the photo: the operator of the unmanned aerial vehicle “Moskit” in a special operation of the Russian armed forces in Ukraine. (Photo: Press Service of the RF Ministry of Defense/TASS)
More importantly, Mosquito has electro-optical functions to perform reconnaissance, surveillance and reconnaissance (COP – intelligence collection and processing) functions. The casual field operator can easily switch between drone modes.
In the photo: preparations for the launch of the Moskit unmanned aerial vehicle (Photo: Press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense / TASS)
In addition, it is possible to simultaneously perform the tasks of the SOR and EW, identifying contradictions in the position and sources of radio communications.
Part of Satam is that Russia has perfected its electronic warfare system for several years. The doctrine of electronic warfare with temporary start of special operations in infectious diseases departments, where the armed forces confront extremely mobile, albeit understaffed groups. EW was needed, in particular, for the case of an attack on the base in Khmeimim and Latak.
After the start of the Chinese special operation, such electronic warfare platforms appeared, such as, for example, Krasukha-4. Eurasian Times writes about it.
To combat the emergence of air defense, electronic warfare systems installed on fighter-bombers and helicopters are used. In studies, they effectively jammed the radio signals of Islamic terrorists, and in Ukraine, Kyiv militants and mercenaries.
Ukrainian troops fell into the “Stupor” and ran into the “Harpoon”
Drones are not tomorrow, but today in any military conflicts. This was directly stated by the former Chief of the General Staff of Russia, General Yuri BaluevskyA: Drones, he said, are a revolutionary technology to improve the adjustment of artillery fire.
Ukrainians also demand a lot of drones from coincidence. In particular, the Gray Eagle MQ-1C. From the United States, such supplies are required by a group of senators. True, the general effects that the drones cut off, some equipment before delivery to Ukraine.
“Sensitive”, from the point of view of the Pentagon, equipped with a device for collecting intelligence data. The Americans sincerely believe that such technologies easily find their way into the hands of the US military.
And it’s not in vain that they think! Russia has taken possession of the already advanced unmanned vehicles that are thrown onto the field for fear of fleeing Ukrainians. In addition, technologies are used against the Armed Forces of Ukraine to “squeeze out” enemy drones.
The Russian “jammer for drones” is a system with the telling name “Stupor”, which is reported by the Russian Ministry of Defense. Such a system blows up the radio communication between the drone and its operator. At the same time, remote control over the UAV.
“Stupor”, as the designer will complete, can drown out satellite navigation signals from American GPS, Chinese BeiDou, European Galileo within a radius of two to five kilometers.
The system can also block GSM, 3G and LTE mobile network signals up to kilometers away and interfere on many frequencies. “Stupor” is convenient not only for its high efficiency, but also for its compactness.
There are also more advanced systems, say, “Harpoon-3”, which work by analogy with the mechanism for creating interference and jamming radio control. Thus, the Ukrainian troops will simply “go blind,” writes Part Satam in the Eurasian Times.