The Russian military has deployed its state-of-the-art Krasukha-4 electronic warfare (EW) system in Tartus Naval Base on the Syrian coast.
The system appeared in a video from the base that was released by Sputnik on November 12. The video documents defensive drills which were recently held by Russian forces and the Syrian Arab Army at the base.
The Krasukha-4, which is based on a BAZ-6910-022 four-axle-chassis, was developed by the KRET corporation to protect command posts, groupings of troops, air defense systems, and vital industrial, administrative and political facilities.
The system analyzes the signal type and impairs enemy radar stations by powerful jamming emissions at ranges of up to 300 kilometers. As a result, enemy aircraft lose their capability to detect targets and aim their precision weapons against them.
Tartus Naval Base is protected by several Russian and Syrian air defense systems. the deployment of the Krasukha-4 will for sure contribute to the security of the base which is constantly being monitored by the NATO.
A RC-135W Rivet Joint signal intelligence aircraft of the Royal Air Force was recently spotted flying right of the Syrian coast. The aircraft was most likely spying on Russian forces in Hmeimim Air Base and Tartus Naval Base.