As technology is advancing, so it the modes of warfare. Countries are not just counting on their defense offices and soldiers to protect them. Russia announced the development of a technologically advanced weapon system that will render enemy weapons and satellites useless by simply shutting them off.
The weapon can apparently be put on the ground or deployed at sea. It is basically a ‘“fundamentally new electronic warfare system.” Details regarding how the weapon works have not yet been. This weapon has the potential to shut down all the satellite based radio-electronic equipment of the target. The new system is being developed by Russia’s Radio Electronic Technologies Croup (KRET) an it complies with the International Weapons Law, meaning it won’t be mounted on the satellites, but would be used from the ground, air, and sea.
“The system will target the enemy’s deck-based, tactical, long-range and strategic aircraft, electronic means and suppress foreign military satellites’ radio-electronic equipment,” Russia’s Radio-Electronic Technologies Group Deputy CEO said. The system will be used against cruise missiles and will suppress satellite-based radio location systems. An earlier version of the system was called Krasuha-4. The system will be ready to leave the factory by December 2015 for trials and will be fully operational soon after.
There’s no word on how widely deployed a weapon like this could be in the future, how deployable it could be in difficult terrain or away from major sources electric power, or how rugged, reliable, and maintainable this weapon could be in battlefield conditions.