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Share of new equipment in Russia's electronic warfare troops to reach 70% by 2020

April 15, 2015, 14:03 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The troops will receive radio jamming devices, radar and navigation equipment, systems for the protection from high-precision weapons, as well as control and support equipment
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MOSCOW, April 15. /TASS/. The share of modern technological equipment in the Russia’s electronic warfare (EW) troops will reach about 70% by 2020, and this year the troops will receive about 300 newest samples, the Defense Ministry’s press service told TASS on Wednesday - Russian army’s EW Expert Day.

"In recent years the troops are undergoing large-scale re-equipment, getting modern technology, including electronic warfare equipment. The upgrading is aimed at increasing the share of modern EW equipment by 2020 to 70%, which is feasible given the current funding of the federal weapons development programme," the Defense Ministry said.

According to the ministry, the troops will receive radio jamming devices, radar and navigation equipment, systems for the protection from high-precision weapons, as well as control and support equipment. "Among them, particular importance is attached to the Krasuha-2O, Murmansk-BN, Borisoglebsk-2, Krasuha-S4 and Svet-KU advanced ground-based electronic warfare systems," the Defense Ministry reported.

According to the ministry, the Russian armed forces today are equipped with state-of-the-art electronic surveillance and electronic jamming systems, which are not inferior to their best foreign analogues, and even surpass them in a number of characteristics.

Infographics Russia’s state defense order in 2015 Russia’s state defense order in 2015

The Russian Defense Ministry is set to continue the rearmament program in the armed forces this year. Infographics by TASS

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