Another NATO exercise involving F-35 fighters near Russian borders was disrupted by Russia’s Murmansk-BN electronic warfare system.
Russia’s Murmansk-BN strategic electronic warfare system prevented NATO F-35 fighters from operating near Russian borders, completely blocking communication of fifth generation warplanes with their command and control points and, presumably, with their satellites.
The Murmansk-BN electronic warfare complexes were deployed near Kaliningrad in 2018, when it became clear that the United States and other North Atlantic Alliance countries intended to create dangerous provocations near the Russian borders using F-35 fighter jets. Blocking communications, on the other hand, gives a significant advantage to the Russian army, because the pilots of these fighter planes will not be able to perform “blindly” the tasks assigned to them.
In recent NATO provocation exercises, Russia’s Murmansk-BN electronic warfare system also disrupted provocation maneuvers near Russian borders. According to the French edition of Atlantico, the pilots of the F-35 fighters were simply unable to perform their duties. In addition, the Global Positioning System (GPS) was found to have malfunctioned as well.
It should be noted that the range of Russian systems “Murmansk-BN” reaches 3000 kilometers. This makes it possible to “cover” the whole of Europe if necessary.