Ukraine is catching up: Defence Express on electronic warfare equipment
Oleh Katkov, a military expert and editor-in-chief of Defense Express, believes that Russia developed electronic warfare because it understood the huge advantage of NATO countries in precision weapons
He spoke about this on Espreso TV.
"Regarding electronic warfare, let's take off our rose-colored glasses. Let's be honest, Ukraine is in the process of catching up. Let's start with the fact that the Russian Federation created a separate branch of the armed forces a long time ago, and new models of electronic warfare systems were made specifically for it. Russia developed electronic warfare because it understood the enormous advantage of NATO countries in high-precision weapons and high-tech weapons. For them, electronic warfare is a means of bringing the enemy to their level. That is, NATO has satellite navigation, modern digital communications, and so on, so Russia has placed a huge stake in electronic warfare. Ukraine is catching up with Russia in this regard," the military expert commented.
According to him, the issue of electronic warfare is of strategic importance, and there is a huge point to be made about the creation of such a system as Pokrova.
"The Pokrova electronic warfare system should protect and create a continuous field on the maximum territory, both at the front and in the rear, which will allow replacing the coordinates of satellite navigation, the so-called spoofing, or simply jamming satellite navigation. This is of great importance because this is done to ensure that Russian long-range weapons, such as enemy Shahed drones, whose basic navigation system is satellite-based, can operate only with a primitive autopilot without such a system. The error will be 5% per range. That is, if it has flown 100 km outside the air defense zone, and 5% of this range will be where it can be found. Accordingly, the error in hitting targets will be huge. And this is the leveling of all these Shahed drones at once, provided that there is a continuous field of such an electronic warfare system," explained Oleh Katkov.