What EW systems can do: from facts to exaggeration


The importance of electronic warfare in modern warfare is very great. EW performs a wide range of functions, but in some cases its real capabilities are exaggerated.


First of all, we note that in modern warfare EW tools solve such problems as the fight against the air defense and missile defense of the enemy, his aviation, artillery, communication and control systems, communication disruption, suppression of remote explosive devices, etc.

Russia is one of the recognized world leaders in the production of electronic warfare equipment. In the armed forces of our country, the means of electronic warfare, their development and improvement have always been given special attention. It is no accident that even the US military admitted that it is very difficult to counter Russian electronic warfare. The American author Sydney Friedberg, for example, concludes that the United States has forgotten the basic lessons of electronic warfare and this omission can be very costly for the US armed forces. After all, Russia and China, meanwhile, are improving their electronic warfare systems.

Perhaps, the most frequently mentioned recently ground-based domestic ground-based electronic warfare complex is the famous ground-based "Kraukha" in its various modifications. Complexes "Kraukha" suppress enemy radar stations at its air targets, while this electronic warfare can detect a signal at a distance of up to 300 km. The signal is analyzed, and then powerful interference is turned on. As a result, the adversary has great difficulty finding targets and pointing his weapons.

However, in the development of electronic warfare systems for aviation, both the Soviet Union and Russia (until recently) were inferior to their probable adversary - the US Air Force. During the war in Georgia in 2008, Russia experienced a shortage of reconnaissance aircraft capable of conducting electronic intelligence. A certain obstacle was the lack of electronic warfare of group protection.

In the 2010s, serious steps were taken to eliminate the existing backlog of Russian aviation electronic warfare systems. As a result, on March 18, 2014, the Khibiny electronic warfare complex was adopted. Strictly speaking, these are two containers placed on the wingtips. At a relatively low cost, the Khibiny complex can significantly reduce the aircraft’s vulnerability to the enemy. The effectiveness of the complex was tested in Syria, where it was installed on Su-34 bombers and Su-30SM and Su-35 fighters. There are many myths and exaggerations of real possibilities associated with the Khibiny. One of the myths: "Khibiny" burned all the electronics of the enemy ...

In addition, a specialized Reb Il-22PP Porubshchik aircraft was created (based on IL-22), the means of which are capable of suppressing the control channels of UAVs, radar of enemy aircraft, and enemy air defense systems. For the Su-57, a completely new Himalaya electronic warfare complex was developed, which is already fully integrated into the aircraft body.

By the way, if we talk about military operations in Syria, then the use of electronic warfare equipment there has become a serious obstacle to precision weapons and attacks by unmanned aerial vehicles. Russian electronic warfare jammed all communication channels of armed groups operating in Homs, Deir ez-Zor, Idlib and other Syrian provinces.

You can recall the use by the Americans of electronic warfare during military operations in Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya. In the first two cases, with the help of electronic warfare, it was possible to suppress the information potential of the enemy by neutralizing radio and television and preventing the transmission of information. In the third case, it was the poor development of the radioengineering forces that did not allow the Libyan air defense to withstand the attacks of American aircraft.

However, in stories modern wars there have been problems associated with the use of electronic warfare. For example, during an operation in Georgia in 2008, Russian electronic warfare systems suppressed both Georgian communication lines and communication lines of Russian ground forces, which created serious obstacles to command and control. In addition, in case of emergency, electronic warfare equipment will jam the civilian communication channels, which can lead to very big problems in the work of any civil services - medical, rescue, police.

There are organizational and financial problems associated both with the need for more generous funding for research and development, and with the "fragmentation" of structures that are currently involved in the development and production of electronic warfare systems in Russia (there are several such companies and enterprises in the country).
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  1. Vladimir_2U 18 February 2020 14: 16 New
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    One of the myths: "Khibiny" burned all the electronics of the enemy ...
    The EMP of a nuclear explosion did not always cope with "burning", and here the container is suspended. )))
    1. Fan-fan 18 February 2020 15: 56 New
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      The author most likely had in mind the famous story of "blocking the electronics of the destroyer Donald Cook," and what kind of euphoria and pride for our weapons reigned then in the heads of the Russians, just an incredible patriotic upsurge happened, maybe many people didn’t try to reassure people. Many years have passed since then, but there are still "dinosaurs" who believe in this.
      1. lukewarm 19 February 2020 14: 46 New
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        But they gave an excellent opportunity to mock all kinds of partners. Someone who is more adequate - over stupid propaganda, some more meanly - in general over our weapons. Say, and all the same fake, as said
  2. Sergey39 18 February 2020 14: 16 New
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    The capabilities of modern electronic warfare are not reliably known, but it is undoubtedly a weapon of the future.
    1. rocket757 18 February 2020 14: 19 New
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      Quote: Sergey39
      The capabilities of modern electronic warfare are not reliably known, but it is undoubtedly a weapon of the future.

      There will be weapons, there will always be opposition to them. This is the law of war ... there is no absolute weapon, a double-edged sword.
      1. YOUR 18 February 2020 15: 43 New
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        Well, yes, for every intellectual with a computer there is a bull with a sledgehammer.
        1. rocket757 18 February 2020 18: 21 New
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          Sledgehammer, this is the simplest, but reliable option for exposure.
          Against us, nevertheless, they are not neo-Nedertals, the guys are no less savvy in technology with serious technological capabilities. We must proceed from the fact that against our weapons, equipment, they will make no less technological countermeasures, although we will not exclude primitive physical effects either.
          The boom is preparing against everything that can and cannot be imagined, yet.
    2. NEXUS 18 February 2020 14: 27 New
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      Quote: Sergey39
      The capabilities of modern electronic warfare are not reliably known, but it is undoubtedly a weapon of the future.

      True ... all the latest electronic warfare systems are in fact classified in the issue of capabilities. No one except a narrow number of developers knows what, for example, Krasukha-4 can. Only guesses and assumptions are online ...
    3. Geniuses 18 February 2020 14: 30 New
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      Quote: Author Ilya Polonsky
      The importance of electronic warfare in modern warfare is very great. EW performs a wide range of functions, but in some cases its real capabilities are exaggerated.

      Bull's-eye!
      Quote: Vladimir_2U
      EMP of a nuclear explosion did not always cope with "burning"

      It all depends on what level guidance (affects the height of the air nuclear explosion, the location of the explosion) of the electromagnetic field and power dissipation devices (filters, elements) of protection and of course response time - performance.
    4. Ross xnumx 18 February 2020 15: 40 New
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      Quote: Sergey39
      The capabilities of modern electronic warfare are not reliably known ...

      In order to familiarize yourself:
      1. Vladimir_2U 18 February 2020 16: 14 New
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        Quote: ROSS 42
        In order to familiarize
        These and about reptilians and contactless martial arts do not hesitate to talk, so I will not watch. )))
  3. rocket757 18 February 2020 14: 18 New
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    What EW systems can do: from facts to exaggeration

    EW can not everything, it must be recognized and remembered.
  4. Amateur 18 February 2020 14: 45 New
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    Remember the warrior forever:
    A talker is a godsend for the enemy!

  5. svp67 18 February 2020 18: 41 New
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    However, in the history of modern wars there have also been problems associated with the use of electronic warfare. For example, during an operation in Georgia in 2008, Russian electronic warfare systems suppressed both Georgian communication lines and communication lines of Russian ground forces, which created serious obstacles to command and control. In addition, in case of emergency, electronic warfare equipment will jam the civilian communication channels, which can lead to very big problems in the work of any civil services - medical, rescue, police.
    And therefore, the USSR specially worked out questions of the actions of troops in the conditions of suppression of communications and electronic warfare control systems. It would be good to work it out now.
  6. honest people 18 February 2020 19: 10 New
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    Quote: Fan-Fan
    The author most likely had in mind the famous story of "blocking the electronics of the destroyer Donald Cook," and what kind of euphoria and pride for our weapons reigned then in the heads of the Russians, just an incredible patriotic upsurge happened, maybe many people didn’t try to reassure people. Many years have passed since then, but there are still "dinosaurs" who believe in this.

    The sect of the holy Khibiny!
  7. Grading 18 February 2020 19: 22 New
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    Quote: Fan-Fan
    The author most likely had in mind the famous story of "blocking the electronics of the destroyer Donald Cook," and what kind of euphoria and pride for our weapons reigned then in the heads of the Russians, just an incredible patriotic upsurge happened, maybe many people didn’t try to reassure people. Many years have passed since then, but there are still "dinosaurs" who believe in this.

    Do you really not want to listen to the stories of the sect of "Witnesses of the Holy Khibins" as they literally streamed with pure patriotism and infecting the brain of immunity newly converted adherents! laughing
  8. Jack O'Neill 18 February 2020 19: 39 New
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    Oooh, is there really an article on VO about EW, and even a good one. At last! Maybe now they will stop writing game about electronic warfare, otherwise many with electronic warfare and the Sun can put out.
  9. O. Bender 18 February 2020 20: 09 New
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    At school, the EW discipline we called fish, and the basics of radar eagles. Passing a test or exam in eagles and fish was not easy, especially in EW. laughing
  10. IL-64 18 February 2020 23: 33 New
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    Considering that the real capabilities of electronic warfare systems are one of the most protected state secrets, the article came from the series "The editor ordered to urgently write stop words in the empty column" In the world of technology "to fill the space taken from the material number"
  11. mvg
    mvg 19 February 2020 00: 22 New
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    The third or fourth consecutive article "below the plinth." Or am I earlier than this, sorry for the expression, Author, do not read. But tomorrow (today) to school ... maybe in the second round, but definitely necessary.
    Ilya, tie up to write, or get ready normally. Material in the internet, dofiga, or turned off? Horror ..
    1. asr55 19 February 2020 21: 37 New
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      Not that word . For several years now this has been at HE.
  12. asr55 19 February 2020 21: 32 New
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    Not an article, but the impression that the author ran drunk by!
  13. Hazarov 21 February 2020 18: 35 New
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    EW! There is garbage called the Neyquist-Kotelnikov theorem! And based on this theorem, all the reb and all control systems in the existing technological conditions are just bullshit which can only frighten the Papuans. For example, Turkey or Syria, or Iraq, these are the Papuans! But Persia or China, or France, then these are not Papuans and where you climb with rebars, then you get down! Until one of the earthlings mastered artificial intelligence on the basis of superconductivity, there can be no talk of any effectiveness of the reb systems and control systems against non-Papuans!