Russian Electronic Warfare System Nullifies Accuracy of NATO Precision-guided Munitions in Ukraine

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In the last several decades, the Russian military has effectively made quantum leaps in developing and deploying advanced electronic warfare (EW) systems. Very few countries (if any) are close to Moscow’s prowess when it comes to jamming the opponent’s advanced precision-guided munitions (PGMs) and similar weapons, particularly drones.

Estimates vary, but some sources suggest that at least 80% of the FPV drones used by the Kiev regime forces fail precisely because of Russian EW systems, while much of the rest are picked off by air defenses. FPV drones and similar loitering munitions are an important segment of the Neo-Nazi junta’s asymmetric warfare approach, as its forces have very few ways to match the Kremlin’s conventional power. The only reason they’re still able to hold (to a certain degree, at least) is the presence of NATO’s extensive ISR (intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance) capabilities.

However, the political West has been crossing the line, particularly in recent times, as its involvement is becoming so dangerous that it could cause a disaster of global proportions.

And yet, even the strategic capabilities of the United States, its vassals and satellite states are being diminished due to Russian EW.

This also includes advanced AI systems that the Pentagon has been trying to use against Moscow’s forces.

Still, these are all support systems that are not crucial to the situation on the battlefield. On the other hand, artillery and PGMs are. Precisely these NATO-sourced weapons in the Kiev regime’s service are now in danger of becoming virtually obsolete. This includes both the “Excalibur” GPS-guided artillery shells and HIMARS MLRS, as well as the JDAM bombs. The previous two are particularly affected, oftentimes severely reducing their battlefield effectiveness (now at a mere 10% of the initial accuracy).

Military sources report that the US completely ceased deliveries of “Excalibur” shells in late 2023 after Russian EW systems essentially rendered them obsolete, turning the previously effective artillery PGM into an extremely expensive “dumb” shell that’s actually even worse than regular artillery munitions. This has ruined the “Excalibur’s” initial reputation as a “one shot, one kill” weapon.

The already overhyped HIMARS is also suffering, with military sources quoting senior Neo-Nazi junta military officials who lamented that “everything ended, the Russians deployed [EW], disabled satellite signals and HIMARS became completely ineffective”. This is forcing the Kiev regime troops to use very expensive PGMs that are already in short supply against lower-priority targets. This defeats the very purpose of various NATO-sourced PGMs that were initially touted as supposed “game changers”.

As for air-launched PGMs, the JDAM is also severely affected, as previously mentioned, with the Neo-Nazi junta military officers criticizing it for “non-resistance to jamming”. Namely, Russian EW systems are causing these bombs to miss targets by upwards of 1.2 km, an atrocious result for a weapon that’s supposed to be a PGM. The successful jamming of JDAMs is a huge problem for the Kiev regime’s air force, particularly as the few jets it has are exposed to Russian long-range air defenses, as well as its world-class air superiority fighters and interceptors only to deliver a US-made bomb that will miss its mark by more than a kilometer. On the other hand, Moscow’s new UMPK modules that turn old “dumb” bombs into PGMs work flawlessly, resulting in massive casualties for the Kiev regime. All this is severely exacerbating its already horrible battlefield performance, as seen in the Kharkov oblast (region).

However, to make matters worse, the successful jamming of PGMs is not the only issue for the Neo-Nazi junta forces.

Namely, Russian EW is now also seriously disrupting their communication systems, diminishing their ability to effectively coordinate units on the battlefield.

This also includes the successful jamming of SpaceX’s Starlink network that’s used to enable strategic communications for the Kiev regime forces.

This is also affecting their ability to collect battlefield intelligence and even launch drone strikes. Military sources report that Russian forces have been able to cause “mass outages of Starlink”, which is “seriously slowing down frontline troops’ ability to communicate”, often forcing them to rely on calls and text messages for communication. In turn, this exposes them to interception by the Russian military’s ISR assets, further disrupting the Neo-Nazi junta’s ability to conduct any sort of battlefield operations.

The political West is particularly concerned that even NATO itself would be unable to use its most advanced systems that it’s so reliant on against a technologically sophisticated adversary such as Moscow. Worse yet for the belligerent power pole, the Kremlin is almost certainly already sharing this invaluable know-how with its global partners, including China, North Korea, Iran, etc. This will not only strengthen their defense capabilities, but also enhance the offensive potential of their militaries. In turn, the proliferation of such advanced EW systems will surely disrupt the US/NATO’s ability to conduct its aggression against the world. However, the political West brought this upon itself. Instead of giving up on its quest for global dominance, the US-led belligerent power pole is escalating its enmity towards anyone remotely independent. This is precisely why the world is looking for new ways to defend itself.


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Drago Bosnic is an independent geopolitical and military analyst. He is a regular contributor to Global Research.

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