NewsRebel forces dismantle key Russian electronic warfare system

Rebel forces dismantle key Russian electronic warfare system

Putin's opponents' success. Russians lost valuable equipment on their own territory.
Putin's opponents' success. Russians lost valuable equipment on their own territory.
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8:42 AM EDT, March 19, 2024

Russian rebels recently attacked the Belgorod and Kursk regions, claiming to have destroyed the advanced R-330Zh "Zhitiel" electronic warfare system. This equipment, which disrupts communication and drone use in its operational area, is valued at 250 million dollars.

A week has passed since the Liberty of Russia Legion and the Siberian Battalion, Russian guerrilla groups, first penetrated the border into the Belgorod and Kursk regions.

The Liberty of Russia Legion has announced that they have taken complete control of Tiotkino, a village in the Kursk region, with regular Russian army units hastily retreating from the area.

The Liberty of Russia Legion reported the capture of Gorkovsky, a village in the Belgorod region situated approximately 0.93 miles from the Ukraine border, on Sunday.

Russian dissenters destroy costly military equipment

The Liberty of Russia Legion members have just claimed to have destroyed the R-330Zh "Zhitiel" electronic warfare system near Krasnaya Yaruga. This sophisticated and expensive equipment is part of Vladimir Putin's military assets.

As a member of the R-330 family, this electronic warfare system aims to jam terrestrial and aerial communication and satellite navigation.

Introduced to the Russian army in 2008, the R-330Zh "Zhitiel" is designed to detect, track, analyze, and jam sources of radio emissions. Its price tag is around 250 million dollars, signifying a significant loss.

Mounted on a Ural-43203 truck with telescopic antennas, the system operates between 100 and 2000 MHz. Deploying the equipment takes about 40 minutes, and due to an onboard generator, it has an operational autonomy of 1,600 hours.

With a range of approximately 15.5 miles for terrestrial targets and up to 31 miles for aerial ones, the R-330Zh "Zhitiel" can precisely locate signal emitters, aiding in artillery guidance, a tactic already utilized by Russian forces.

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