Speaking of shock tactics and propaganda war, the Russians are now claiming to be in possession of a super-weapon, an electronic bomb of sorts which is capable of jamming the electronics/avionics of its enemies, thus rendering missiles, ships and planes useless in a matter of seconds.
Basically, the Russians are now boasting to be capable of disabling the entire US Navy paraphernalia in just one electronic-Armageddon like strike using their super-electronic-weapon signal jamming or whatever. It’s worth mentioning that the respective report comes from the Russian media, which is more or less state controlled, but that doesn’t mean the Russians do not possess cutting edge technologies, pretty far from it actually.
A Russian TV news report boasted how a single aircraft was able to render useless (as in disable) a US warship. The reports says:
“Today, our Russian Electronic Warfare (REW) troops can detect and neutralize any target from a ship’s system and a radar, to a satellite.”
The report describes how a single Russian jet fighter flew over a US vessel, the USS Donald Cook destroyer in the Black Sea a couple of years ago respectively, while jamming its electronic systems thus rendering it useless/helpless. At that time, the US navy denied any such happening, though it was officially admitted that a Russian jet fighter flew over the American vessel in an unprofessional and dangerous manner at that time.
The Russians are also claiming to be capable of making their military bases invisible on radar screens by creating an electronic jamming dome of sorts over them.
The Russian news report is even quoting Frank Gorenc, a US General as saying:
“Russian electronic weapons completely paralyze the functioning of American electronic equipment installed on missiles, aircraft and ships.”
Truth be told, the Russians’ claims are not completely impossible, as any device using RAM chips or microprocessors, which means basically all high-tech military equipment including missiles and radar systems are vulnerable to EMP devices, but the $64,000 question is if the Russians really developed such a weapon or it’s all just a propaganda piece.