Ukraine captures sophisticated Russian electronic warfare (EW) gear reportedly able to track NATO aircraft

March 29, 2022
The seized unit will go by road to Ramstein Air Base in Germany, before being flown to the U.S. for examination by Western intelligence agencies.

KYIV, Ukraine – Ukrainian forces have seized part of one of Russia's most advanced electronic warfare (EW) systems, which could reveal its military secrets, reports say. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

29 March 2022 -- The Krasukha-4 command module was found abandoned on the outskirts of Kyiv partly damaged but otherwise intact, The Times of London reported.

Photos of the unit posted on social media appear to show the container containing the module covered in tree branches, possibly in a hasty camouflage attempt by retreating Russian forces.

The system is designed to jam low-orbit satellites, drones, and missiles, but it also is believed to be able to track NATO aircraft, The Times said. A complete Krasukha-4 is a two-part system consisting of a command post module and an EW system, mounted separately on two trucks.

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