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EW Europe: Ukraine highlights EW threat

30th May 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London


Access to, and control of, the electromagnetic spectrum for military operations is one of the defining aspects of electronic warfare, and its importance is being starkly illustrated by the current conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Although denied by the Moscow government, it is believed the separatists fighting the three-year-long conflict in eastern Ukraine have been able to utilise advanced EW capabilities supplied, and likely operated, by the Russian armed forces.

One of those that has made headlines recently is the RB-341V ‘Leer-3’, a system that utilises the catapult-launched Orlan-10 UAVs along with a mobile ground control station based on the Kamaz-5350

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Grant Turnbull


Grant Turnbull

Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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