Russia and China have significantly increased their capabilities in the field of operations in the electromagnetic spectrum, the United States can no longer be confident in its superiority in this component. This was stated by Joseph Kirshbaum, Director of Defense Potential and Management at the US Audit Office.
According to RT, Kirshbaum made a special report that assesses the capabilities of the United States and "potential adversaries" in conducting operations in the electromagnetic spectrum.
We are not the only global power that understands the importance of excellence in the electromagnetic spectrum. Potential adversaries, including Russia and China, have made significant progress in improving their capabilities in the field of combat in the electromagnetic spectrum and the use of this spectrum in general.
- declared Kirshbaum.
He bluntly stated that despite all the Pentagon's attempts to seize leadership in this area, the United States can no longer be sure of its superiority. It is indicated that Russia has already demonstrated the effectiveness of its means, "actually using them against the United States and other countries." At the same time, the report does not say where and when Russia applied its systems.
Experts suggest that Russian "electromagnetic warfare" systems are "world-class" systems capable of destroying command, communications and intelligence assets. In addition, they have great mobility, which makes it difficult to counter.
The Pentagon, in turn, admitted that it had failed to implement any of the previously adopted strategies to ensure superiority over Russia and China in the "electromagnetic spectrum." The new strategy adopted in 2020 is also expected to fail.