The Russian Ministry of Defense recently received a batch of Krassukha-4 mobile electronic warfare complexes, capable of blurring spy satellite radars, ground-based radars and airborne command and control (SDCA) systems, writes the daily newspaper. Izvestia of April 25, 2013.
“Before the end of the year, the electronic war brigades will receive several Krassoukha, which will be integrated into more complex global gps jammer systems,” an informed source said.
In 2012 the army bought its first serial models of the Krassukha-2 system. More specialized, it is designed only to counter air targets – SDCA airborne command and control systems, flying radars such as the US E-8 Joint Star, as well as drones such as Global Hawk and Predator.
The four Krassukha-4 systems recently received by the army are complementary to the 2-series. Together, they are capable of completely countering radar detection in a radius of several hundred kilometers, as well as destroying the means of electronic warfare. enemy transmissions. Their working principle is to scramble radars and other radiation sources on all major frequencies.
Physically, they look like ordinary radars mounted on the eight-wheeled BAZ-6910 chassis. They are designed by the consortium companies Radio Technologies – the largest designer of electronic warfare systems in Russia.
Dmitri Kornev, an independent military expert and editor of the Military Russia website, says Krassoukha is making significant progress in terms of high-tech warfare.
“Krassoukha-2 and Krassoukha-4 scrambling and electronic intelligence systems are pure high-tech products with a mission to protect against high-tech weapons, their vectors, and detection and detection systems. These are very relevant missions, these systems are new and should give a boost to the entire radio industry, “he said.
Anton Lavrov, an independent military expert, explains that Krassukha is destined to perform operational and tactical tasks by decision of the Armed Forces Staff.
“In other words, they are not part of a brigade or joint troops, they are reinforcement systems in areas where a major conflict is expected.They have a range of 150-300 kilometers. is not suitable for fighting rebels or clandestine gangs, it is primarily intended to fight an enemy also equipped with advanced technologies, “says the expert.
Work on Krassoukha started in 2009. The national trials and the first trial deliveries have been carried out since 2010.