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April 15 - Day of the electronic warfare specialist of the Armed Forces of Russia


The celebration of the Day of the Electronic Warfare Specialist was established on May 31, 2006 by decree of the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin. Its date - April 15 - is dedicated to one small, but very significant, victory of Russia during the Russo-Japanese War, which was not the most successful for it.

Then, on April 15, 1904, the Russian military for the first time in the domestic stories successfully used electronic warfare in a real combat situation. On that day, the Japanese armored cruisers Nissin and Kasuga fired at the Russian squadron and the fortress of Port Arthur, which was corrected using radio communications. Russian signalmen serving on the battleship Pobeda and the telegraph station on land, using radio interference, interfered with the work of the Japanese spotters and thwarted the shelling, thus making a significant contribution to the heroic defense of Port Arthur.

Later, the date of April 15 was recognized as the day of the founding of the electronic warfare service of the Armed Forces of Russia, and then a professional holiday for servicemen of this type of troops.

The holiday is not a day off, but all electronic warfare servicemen who are not engaged in service can gather in a warm company at a good table, accepting congratulations from colleagues and relatives.

The editorial board of Voenniy Obozreniye congratulates the specialists in electronic warfare on their professional holiday. We would like to wish you, the defenders of the Fatherland, from invisible enemies, good health, success in the service and loyal friends.
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Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty April 15 2021 04: 36
    Reb workers of the site! Good electronic warfare to you lol joke! Happy holiday to all who have and are related to such military and civilian systems by occupation or service! drinks hi
  2. WHAT IS
    WHAT IS April 15 2021 05: 09

    On April 15, 1904, two Japanese armored cruisers, the Nissin and Kasuga, set out to carry out the "third flip fire" at the forts and the inner roadstead of the Port Arthur fortress. "Cross-over" was called shooting with steep trajectories of shells at targets located somewhere beyond the mountainous terrain, in the absence of line of sight.
    Acting Commander of the Pacific Fleet, Rear Admiral P.P. Ukhtomsky reported: “At 9 hours 11 minutes in the morning, the enemy armored cruisers Nissin and Kasuga, maneuvering south-south-west from the Liaoteshan lighthouse, began throwing fire at forts and the inner roadstead. The enemy fired more than 60 large-caliber shells. There were no hits in the courts. "
    The effectiveness of the organized interference was confirmed by the Japanese themselves: "Since communication by wireless telegraph with our observing ships was interrupted by the enemy by the observation station located on the south-side of the coast from the entrance to the coast, it was difficult to correct the shooting, and the shells did not hit accurately enough."
    1. WHAT IS
      WHAT IS April 15 2021 05: 10
      Congratulations to everyone who is related to the EW troops!
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 15 2021 05: 33
    It remains to join the congratulations. The electronic warfare troops not only proved their worth, but also consolidated the importance of their presence on the battlefield. I would like to wish that in terms of their capabilities they were always two steps ahead of a potential adversary.
  4. bald
    bald April 15 2021 06: 40
    Happy electronic warfarers! In our troubled times, you are the first to speak.
  5. Slon_on
    Slon_on April 15 2021 09: 06
    Happy Holidays to all those involved in electronic warfare. Let the Yankees know Russian electronic warfare - not their Negro rap. soldier
  6. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 15 2021 09: 09
    With all my heart - Happy Holidays !!! soldier Take care of yourself, and DO NOT PROTECT THE ENEMY !!! Health and good luck !!! drinks
  7. SVM-01
    SVM-01 April 15 2021 11: 04
    Happy Holidays! Thank you for your congratulations!
  8. rruvim
    rruvim April 15 2021 12: 32
    Happy Holidays! Congratulations to all officers of the "Well" position, electronic warfare unit, Sary-Shagan training ground, "first site": Major Khaliullov, Captain Kirillov, Art. l-ta Samoylenko (Samosa) with this wonderful holiday! Thank you for being lucky to serve with you. Sergeant Egorov.
  9. Alien From
    Alien From April 15 2021 17: 15
    I join in all the congratulations! Happy holiday to all involved! Health and peaceful sky drinks hi