Borisoglebsk 2

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Borisoglebsk 2 is a Russian, MT-LB ground vehicle mounted, multi-functional electronic warfare (EW) weapon system.[1] It was developed by Sozvezdie over a six-year period, from 2004 to 2010.[2] The system was however not ordered, or for other reasons not manufactured or delivered, at once to the Russian military. Starting in February 2015, it has been manufactured and delivered by UIMC to the Russian armed forces.[3][4][5] It is designed to disrupt communications and GPS systems. Borisoglebsk 2 achieved initial operating capability in 2010, but was not ordered and delivered to Russian military until February 2015.[1] Rossiyskaya Gazeta reported that Borisoglebsk 2 was the core system for electronic warfare in the Russian Army, controlling four types of jamming units from a single point.[6]

Experimentation and testing were conducted after the first deliveries to the Russian armed forces. The system was in active use by the summer of 2015, in eastern Ukraine.[7][8] It has been said that the system has caused difficulties for NATO, supposedly defeating GPS and mobile telephony systems in parts of that country. The United States military commander in Europe, general Frederick Hodges stated to Defense News, that Russia is conducting electronic warfare in eastern Ukraine that even NATO would have difficulties resisting, but did not mention Borisoglebsk 2.[9] US advisers sent to Ukraine have learned about Russian electronic warfare from the Ukrainian Army, though Ukraine never has had access to this new EW-technology.[10] The American advisers are nevertheless impressed even with earlier Russian EW-technology in the hands of the Ukrainian Army.[9]

Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet claimed that the United States and NATO are worried that the F-35 fighter aircraft may not stand up against new Russian EW systems. Borisoglebsk 2 was given as an example of a new Russian system, but not directly compared to the F-35.[11]

As of August 2015, ten sets of this system have been delivered to the Russian armed forces with another 14 sets follow. According to Rostec, Russia plans to deploy them along the Russian borders "from Kaliningrad to Blagoveshchensk".[3]

As of October 2015, these systems are also rumored to be active in Syria.[12]

On 21 September 2016, more than 10 Borisoglebsk 2 and Rtyt-BM EW systems were delivered to the Russian army.[13] New deliveries held in the first half of 2017.[14][15]

Russian comments[edit]

Russian sources state:

  • "The 'Borisoglebsk-2' when compared to its predecessors has better technical characteristics: wider frequency bandwidth for conducting radar collection and jamming, faster scanning times of the frequency spectrum, and higher precision when identifying the location and source of radar emissions, and increased capacity for suppression."[16]
  • "Borisoglebsk-2 can suppress all modern radio communications from the world’s most developed countries" (stated by Mikhail Artemov, Chief Designer of Electronic Warfare and weapon control systems)[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Borisoglebsk-2". Retrieved August 21, 2015.
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  3. ^ a b c "Rostec :: News :: UIMC has delivered the first set of Borisoglebsk-2 electronic warfare systems". Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Multi-functional EW complex has been created in "Concern "Sozvezdie" - JSC "Concern "Sozvezdie"". Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  5. ^ Administrator. "Russian army units of Eastern District have received new Borisoglebsk-2 electronic warfare vehicles – February 2015 Global Defense Security news UK – Defense Security global news industry army 2015". Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Russia surges ahead in radio-electronic warfare". Archived from the original on 4 September 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
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  9. ^ a b Gould, Joe (August 4, 2015). "Electronic Warfare: What US Army Can Learn From Ukraine". Defense News.
  10. ^ "Russian army got all this equipment only in the last several years and it was never in service in the Ukrainian army." Just before the last real photo at [1]
  11. ^ Swedish newspaper "Svenska Dagbladet", ("Putin's new super weapon frightens NATO") Translated to English: "They beat out communication and GPS-system and makes the most modern weapon systems inoperable. Perhaps will not even the new fighter aircraft F-35 stand up against the new technology. Russia's new weapon frightens the Americans and NATO". (Original Swedish "De slår ut kommunikation och gps-system och gör moderna vapensystem obrukbara. Kanske klarar sig inte ens det nya stridsflyget F-35 mot den nya tekniken. Rysslands nya vapen skrämmer amerikanerna och Nato.")
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  16. ^ Shoki Driver. "Russian Military News in English". Retrieved 18 August 2015.[unreliable source?]