MOSCOW – The Russian military has deployed its mobile, ground-based electronic warfare system Krasukha-4 in Syria, according to footage placed on Russia’s Zvezda news network.
At the beginning of the video (the 6th second), which shows a Russian-made Su-25 landing at a Syrian airfield, a characteristic set of antenna devices is visible in the background. These could be the Krasukha-4 system, Zvezda reported.
Put into service in 2013, the Krasukha-4 is a broadband multifunctional jamming station, which is based on a BAZ-6910-022 four-axle-chassis.
The system has a range of 300 kilometers and is designed to counter airborne early warning and control systems and other airborne radar arrays.
The Krasukha-4’s range allows it to effectively disrupt low Earth orbit satellites and cause permanent damage to targeted radio-electronic devices. Ground-based radars are also a viable target for the Krasukha-4 system.