Monday, September 26, 2022

Russia moves its most powerful electronic warfare system close to border with Finland

Russia is moving its one of the most powerful electronic warfare (EW) systems, called the Murmansk-BN, to military bases in Arctic territory near the Finnish border.

This week, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has released a short video showing deploy of the Murmansk-BN ground mobile radio interference complex to areas located along the border to Finland.

Murmansk-BN is a unique Russian long-range communications jamming system specially designed to take out NATO and United States high-frequency military satellite communications. The powerful EW system is aimed at disrupting radio communications at a maximum range of more than 5,000 kilometers (3,106 miles). The jammer is specifically geared at tackling high-frequency communications systems, including the High-Frequency Global Communications System.


“With its help [Murmansk-BN], it is possible to conduct radio reconnaissance, intercept and suppress enemy signals throughout the short-wave range at a distance of up to 5 thousand km,” it said in a statement.

This system was developed as part of a Russian strategic electronic warfare system and operates as a network-centric capability.

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