Russia announced the development of a technologically advanced weapon system that will render enemy weapons and satellites useless by simply shutting them off. The weapon, which can be put on the ground or deployed at sea, is a “fundamentally new electronic warfare system,” according to the announcement. The details of how exactly this weapon works are not being disclosed.
According to The Daily Mail, the website for the new “superweapon” says it is codenamed Krasuha-4. The system operates by causing jamming of important radar frequencies and other types of radio-emitting sources. It is believed to be a mobile electronic warfare system that can turn off foreign satellites, ground-based radars, and other enemy systems, even if they are airborne. The system also claims to be effective against enemy communication systems and radar electronic warfare.
Vladimir Mikheyev, who works on the project, said, “It will fully suppress communications, navigation and target location and the use of high-precision weapons. The system will be used against cruise missiles and will suppress satellite-based radio location systems. It will actually switch off enemy weapons. The system’s ground component will be tested soon. Ground tests are now going on in workshops.” The system will apparently be ready to leave the factory for trial runs at the end of the year.
Russia’s Radio-Electronic Technologies Group (KRET) Deputy CEO Yuri Mayevsky told Russian reporters that the system is described as “a fundamentally new electronic warfare system capable of suppressing cruise missile and other high-precision weaponry guidance systems and satellite radio-electronic equipment. The system will target the enemy’s deck-based, tactical, long-range and strategic aircraft, electronic means and suppress foreign military satellites’ radio-electronic equipment.”
The system will not be put on satellites, to ensure the protocol of international weapons laws are being followed.
According to The Mirror, Russian President Putin has prioritized this system in order to bridge the gap in military accomplishments between Russia and the United States.