Krasukha (electronic warfare system)

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Krasukha-2/4 at Engineering Technologies 2014
TypeElectronic Counter Measure system
Place of originRussia
Service history
In service2014–present
Used byRussian Federation
Production history
DesignerKRET corporation
ManufacturerKRET corporation,
BAZ (for wheeled platform of Krasukha-4)
Produced2010–present
Variants1L269 Krasukha-2
1RL257 Krasukha-4
Specifications

Operational
range
  • Krasukha-2: 250 km
  • Krasukha-4: 300 km

The Krasukha (Красуха) is a Russian mobile, ground-based, electronic warfare (EW) system. This system is produced by the KRET corporation on different wheeled platforms.[1][2] The Krasukha's primary targets are airborne radio-electronics (such as UAVs) and airborne systems guided by radar. The Krasukha has multiple applications in the Russian Armed Forces.[3]

Krasukha-2[edit]

The Krasukha-2 is intended to jam AWACS at ranges of up to 250 kilometres (160 mi).[3][4] The Krasukha-2 is also able to jam other airborne radars, such as radar guided missiles. The missiles, once jammed, are then provided a false target away from the original to ensure that the missiles are no longer a threat. The Krasukha-2 guards mobile high priority targets such as the 9K720 Iskander SRBM.[3]

Krasukha-4[edit]

The Krasukha-4 broadband multifunctional jamming station is mounted on a BAZ-6910-022 four-axle-chassis. Like the Krasukha-2, the Krasukha-4 counters AWACS and other airborne radar systems. The Krasukha-4 has the range to effectively disrupting low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites and can cause permanent damage to targeted radio-electronic devices.[2][5] Ground based radars are also a viable target for the Krasukha-4.[1]

Operators[edit]

Operational history[edit]

Krasukha jammers were reportedly deployed to support Russian forces in Syria.[7] They have reportedly been blocking small U.S. surveillance drones from receiving GPS satellite signals.[8]

In July 2018, an OSCE monitoring mission drone recorded a 1L269 Krasukha-2 among other electronic warfare equipment deployed near Chornukhyne, Ukraine.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ""Electronic warfare complex "Krasuha-4""". KRET. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Advanced system to guard Russia from hi-tech surveillance, drone attacks". Russia Today. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "1L269 Krasukha-2". Deagel.com. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  4. ^ "KRET has fulfilled the state defense order for the delivery of Krasuha-2". Rostek. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Krasukha-4". Deagel.com. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  6. ^ Secret-difa3 (13 December 2013). "Tout sur la défense au Maghreb: L'Algérie se dote d'un système de brouillage innovant". Tout sur la défense au Maghreb. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  7. ^ Axe, David (21 October 2017). "The jammer can disrupt an enemy's own signals, potentially preventing ground-based controllers from steering their drones via satellite". Vice News. Russia deployed Krasukha systems to Syria in an effort to form a sort of electronic shield over Russian and allied forces in the country.
  8. ^ Varfolomeeva, Anna (1 May 2018). "Signaling strength: Russia's real Syria success is electronic warfare against the US". The Defense Post. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  9. ^ OSCE. "Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), based on information received as of 19:30, 10 August 2018". www.osce.org. Retrieved 14 August 2018.