Aviaconversiya

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Aviaconversiya jammer

Aviaconversiya (Russian: ООО Авиаконверсия)[1] is a Russian manufacturer of surface-based electronic countermeasures products, namely satellite navigation systems deceivers. Oleg Antonov is the director of the company.[2]

Aviaconversiya was founded in the early 1990s as a private company,[3] and it introduced its GPS jamming device at the 1997 MAKS Air Show.[4][5] In 2002 the US Department of Defense had bought $192,000 worth of equipment from the company.[6]

According to Western sources, Aviaconversiya deceivers were activated around Baghdad by the Saddam Hussein government of Iraq in order to disrupt Coalition GPS devices, namely satellite-guided munitions, during the 2003 Iraq War.[7] Russian officials dismissed the allegations, as did Aviaconversiya.[8]

In 2003 Aviaconversiya was described by SIPRI as a small company, whose leadership included ex-Soviet army commanders who grew rich on a government monopoly for processing scrap metal from Soviet military hardware.[9]

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  1. ^ "О.Антонов: РЭП - наиболее перспективная задача для БЛА (АвиаПорт)". АвиаПорт.Ru (in Russian). Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  2. ^ Kislyakov, Andrei (20 December 2013). "Russian military makes strides in electronic warfare". Russia Beyond The Headlines. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Electronic Weapons: The Antidote For GPS Jamming". www.strategypage.com. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Aviaconversia Is Marketing A Portable GPS/GLONASS Jammer". aviationweek.com. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Ключ на "СТАР". Изюминки МАКСа-2007 кроются в деталях, которые сразу в глаза и не бросаются". ВПК.name. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  6. ^ Brewin, Bob. "U.S. Army awarded contracts to Russian GPS jammer vendor". Computerworld. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Putin hits back on arms claims". BBC NEWS. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  8. ^ Dougherty, Jill (Mar. 24, 2003). "Russia hits back in shipments row". CNN.com. Retrieved 20 June 2017.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  9. ^ "Gorbachev, Arms Sales Allegations, Pankin, Berezovsky, Council for Foreign & Domestic Policy, TV1 Review, Chechnya Vote, Business Conference, Vulnerable Nukes, Anthrax, Kotkin/ Khrushchev & Beria- Johnson's Russia List #7115". Johnson's Russia List. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 

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