Russian Advanced Electronic Warfare System Spotted In Karabakh

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Russia has deployed the advanced RB-341V “Leer-3” electronic warfare system in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

The system, that is based on KamAZ-5350 6×6 trucks, was spotted with Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh in a video that was shared by Global News on November 14.

Leer-3 was developed by the St Petersburg-based LLC Special Technology Center, a subsidiary of the KRET Concern. The system, which was first presented in 2015, was designed to monitor and attack GSM communications.

Each Leer-3 system relays on one or two Orlan-10 drones carrying electronic warfare payloads. The drone can stay in the air for 16 hours and has an operation range of 140 km.

The electronic warfare system can:

  • Suppress mobile communications;
  • Simulate a cellular station in the GSM 900 and GSM 1800 bands ranges and send false signals;
  • Conduct reconnaissance by determining the points of radiation of devices in GSM networks;
  • Detect subscriber points, including mobile phones, tablets and other communication systems;
  • Locate subscriber points on a digital map;
  • Transmit the coordinates of subscriber points to artillery crews;
  • Observe the situation on the battlefield and the movement of troops from air;
  • Assess the state of ground and naval facilities;
  • Survey the field.

The Leer-3 system was deployed in Syria, where it provided electronic warfare capabilities for Syrian and Russian forces combating terrorist groups.

The system will allow Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh to monitor the implementation of the November 9 peace deal between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Russia is planning to deploy 1,960 troops, 90 armored personnel carriers, 380 vehicles and special equipment units in Nagorno-Karabakh.


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