Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Russia gaining edge in Electronic Warfare over the US

Electronic Warfare has long been the trump card with the US forces operating anywhere in the world. But this edge seems to be waning in the wake of the Russia's ability to am drones and block battlefield communications - something that US forces are finding hard to catch up.

As per a report, Russian electronic warfare (EW) effort in Ukraine has raised alarms for the U.S. Army. In the wake of newly modernized Russian army operating in Ukraine and Syria — using equipment like the Krasukha-4, which jams radar and aircraft, American military officials are being forced to admit they’re scrambling to catch up.

Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. Army units in Europe, has described Russian EW capabilities in Ukraine as “eye-watering.” 

It may be added that he Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, an international conflict-monitoring group, has consistently reported that its drones watching the conflict in eastern Ukraine have been “subject to military-grade GPS jamming,” forcing monitors to scrub missions taking stock of the war below.

Read more about it at: FP | Photo

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