In general, we were fortunate enough to be the first journalists to enter the territory of one of the EW brigades in the Western Military District. And the "feel" that is no less pleasant, is really the latest complexes.
The hero of our today's report is the Moscow-1 complex.
So far there are not many of them, but by the end of this year the number of these complexes should be 10 units. The approximate cost of one complex is about 350 million rubles.
What is a "Moscow"?
The complex consists of three components based on KamAZ vehicles.
1. Power plant.
2. Electronic intelligence module REER 1ЛХNUMX.
It is intended for search, detection, direction finding, measurement of parameters and tracking of air sources of radiation operating in the radio frequency bands UHF, L, S, C, X, Ku.
3. Automated control station stations interference 1Л266.
Designed to determine the coordinates, support of air sources of radiation by the triangulation method, automated planning of combat tasks of the use of EW-C.
By planning combat missions we mean not only determining the coordinates of air targets, but also defining the characteristics of targets, followed by classification and assignment of importance.
If you translate into a more understandable language: "Krasuha", for example, is capable of detecting some kind of aerial target. Determine the range in which this target emits, and suppress the electronic components of the target. Completely
However, this is acceptable in the case when the goal is single, or two or three.
In the case of a massive appearance of targets, it is unambiguously necessary to recognize these targets, determine the order of mining them and give target designation for jamming stations.
In the case of the appearance in the control zone, for example, targets that correspond in characteristics to two fighters, four fighter-bombers and two cruise missiles launched by the crew of a strategic bomber. It is the calculation of the "Moscow" complex that should determine for whom it is necessary to work out first of all, and issue the appropriate target designation at the jamming station or at the air defense systems that can work with Moscow in a single bundle.
The range of "Moscow" 400 kilometers, viewing angle - 360 degrees. The complex is capable of simultaneously setting 9 tasks to controllable EW or air defense systems.
In principle, it can be said with confidence that “Moscow” is the next step in the development of the AKUB-22 complex, which has been in service with our EW forces for quite a long time. “Moscow” is rather a granddaughter rather than a daughter. AKUB-22 with all its positive features analog and somewhat ... cumbersome.
But go to the visualization of "Moscow".
Here are two of the three modules. The DER module was not deployed for an understandable reason. The presence of journalists. This is completely understandable and justified; nobody has canceled secrecy.
Generally, in contrast to the same "Ruby", "Moscow" does not look so epic. There is no automatically deployed antenna unit and other special effects. And cars are difficult to distinguish from others. Kung as kung.
Power station. The stomach of the complex, if you wish.
The control module in the process of deployment.
In general, everything looks quite modest and clumsy. Maybe even boring, in comparison with the same "Krasuhoy", if you do not know the essence.
Hydraulic "legs". With their help, the module can get on the ground, the car drives out from under it and drives off meters to the side of 30-100. For example, in the nearest gully. Unpleasant surprise for a potential enemy, if he intends to launch a rocket, focusing on the residual heat of the engine.
And if we take into account the fact that “Moscow” works passively, that is, according to the received signal, or according to data obtained from other stations, then we can say that it is quite an invisible control point.
We go inside.
There, too, a lot of things were missing from the kit, and it’s great, otherwise they wouldn’t have allowed us inside. The officer accompanying us carefully looked at the "giblets" and allowed the shooting. But not for long, because in the end we will need to be from the test site of that, and the rest will still be put.
Communication section. Do not be surprised by the presence of the car radio, it is not here for entertainment calculation. Although you can listen to music, the basic purpose of a FM-band radio is somewhat different.
This is how operators' workplaces look. Chairs, by the way, are very comfortable, with adjustable backs and armrests, soft. I tried it. I just could not take a picture, did not get into the lens, because they were welded to the floor. But - rotate around its axis.
In general, everything is done quite nicely, without the usual army minimalism. Smoothed corners, smooth surfaces. Although there is something to shun his head out of habit.
Comrade captain said that everything, from the screw to the monitor, domestic production. Monica grew up in St. Petersburg. As an operating system, of course, not "Windows". Something simpler and not afraid of viruses and other troubles.
Here is such a small tour. And it's nice to know that "Moscow" is not tomorrow for our EW troops. It is today.