Today is the Day of the electronic warfare specialist (EW). In Russia, the largest developer of EW equipment is part of the Rostec State Corporation, OJSC Concern Radioelectronic Technologies (KRET). KRET has a specialized subholding for the development, production and testing of EW systems and complexes.
According to estimates by leading consulting companies Strategy Partners Group and Frost and Sullivan, the average annual growth rate of the Russian market for EW systems and facilities in the period from 2010 to 2020 will be about 18% per year. In 2012, the market volume exceeded 400 million dollars, while the share of KRET products in EW control systems weapons is about 94%. The global revenue of EW producers in 2012 amounted to 7,1 billion dollars, while the share of KRET reached 5,6%. Analysts expect that by the 2020 year, the global market will increase more than 2 times to 15 billion dollars, and the share of the domestic market in this amount will be at least 10%.
“Modern realities require the development and production of a significant number of EW equipment models that differ in purpose, scale of tasks and location,” said Yury Mayevsky, General Designer of electronic warfare systems and tools, Deputy Director General of KRET. “This task is performed by more than 120 enterprises and organizations of the military-industrial complex.”
To eliminate unreasonable competition between developers and manufacturers of EW systems and facilities, prevent duplication of R & D and ensure the implementation of a unified state policy in the development and production of EW 3 in May 2007, in accordance with a Government Decree, a Council of general (main) designers was formed in the most important area EW systems and tools.
In April, 1904, during the defense of Port-Arthur, Russian troops for the first time used EW tactics using radio interference. The sailors of the battleship Pobeda and the telegraph station specialists managed to suppress the broadcasts of the Japanese spotters Nissin and Kasuga. As a result, none of the enemy projectiles reached the goal. In May 1999, by order of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation 15, April was declared the Day of the Electronic Warfare Specialist.
Rostekhnologii State Corporation (Rostec) is a Russian corporation established in 2007 to promote the development, production and export of high-tech industrial products for civil and military use. It includes 663 organizations, of which 8 holding companies in the military-industrial complex are currently formed, and 5 in civilian industries. Rostec organizations are located on the territory of 60 subjects of the Russian Federation and supply products to markets in more than 70 countries of the world. Net profit in 2011 amounted to 45,6 billion rubles, tax deductions to the budgets of all levels reached 100 billion rubles.
Radioelectronic Technologies Concern (KRET) is the largest Russian instrument-making center for the defense industry and civilian industries. Established in 2009. It is part of the Rostec State Corporation. He is engaged in the development and production of electronic warfare (EW), avionics (electronic systems for aviation equipment), state recognition systems (GO), measuring equipment for various purposes (IA), electrical connectors and cable systems, various household appliances, medical devices. The concern includes 95 major organizations located on the territory of 28 constituent entities of the Russian Federation. The number of employees of the holding is more than 60 thousand people. Products are shipped to more than 60 countries.