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A new method of jamming enemy aircraft was developed and tested by Russia. The technology uses three different types of ground-based electronic counter-measures systems.

“The experiment involved unmanned aerial vehicles, communications systems, dummy munitions and aircraft,” according to tass.com. The drills involved about 500 servicemen.

The new method allows electronic warfare specialists to create “vacuum” space shielded from the impacts of drones, airborne radars, radio-controlled high-explosive munitions and cruise missiles.

The servicemen used the system to conduct radio-electronic reconnaissance. By penetrating the channels of communications systems’ control, they created interference in the operation of ground and airborne radio communications employed by a notional enemy.

The teams system suppressed the signal of an onboard radar installed on an aircraft and also the radio channels of controlling unmanned aerial vehicles. The activation of the Zhitel hardware made it possible to shut out satellite communications equipment, navigation and cellular communications systems within a radius of 30 km, as reported by defenseworld.net.

The U.S Army is planning to test jam-resistant GPS systems in Europe as a potential step toward countering Russian electronic warfare.

The move came after several efforts by Russia to disrupt GPS in Europe. “Scrambled GPS signals were first detected during NATO’s large-scale Trident Juncture exercises in Norway at the end of October [2018],” defensenews.com reported.