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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