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Krasukha MEWC

Mobile Electronic Warfare Complex [ 2014 ]

The Krasukha Electronic Warfare system is in active service with the Russian Federation and a few select allies to date.

Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 03/23/2022 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.

Krasukha ("Night Shade") is the designation of the Russian Army's most capable, land-based Electronic Warfare (EW) system ("Mobile Electronic Warfare Complex"). Due to its wheeled nature, the system is inherently mobile, transported on the chassis of the BAZ-6910-22 four-axle, 8-wheeled military truck. In-the-field, the complete solution is used to counter / target enemy frequencies and signals. Production of the Krasukha has been ongoing since 2010 by the KRET Corporation and known variants include the 1L269 "Krasukha-2" and 1RL257 "Krasukha-4" models, these featuring an operational range of 155 miles (250 km) and 185 miles (300 km), respectively. The truck component is manufactured by the Bryansk Automobile Plant.

Electronic Warfare is just one layer of a complex modern war which sees all manner of airborne, land-based, and ocean-going elements at play. The Krasukha is designed to counter the capabilities of radars deployed by such units in an active campaign, providing an active, mobile defense against guided missile attack, reconnaissance drones, enemy AWACS, and spy satellites as well as those systems receiving signals via GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) such as drones. The system relies on a multi-functional jamming component to target radar frequencies and radio-emitting sources while the physical section of the unit employs a series of radar dishes, antenna, and sensors atop a traversing mount.

The first major deployment of the Krasukha EW system is believed to have been during Syrian Civil War (2011-Present) by Russian forces supporting the Syrian regime. Since them, they are believed to have played a more limited role in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenian and Azerbaijan. More recently, the jammer has been deployed during the Russian invasion of neighboring Ukraine (February 2022- Present).

Global operators of the Krasukha system beyond the Russian Federation include long-time Soviet-Russian allies in Algeria, Iran, Libya, and Serbia.©MilitaryFactory.com
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March 2022 - A Krasukha-4 system is believed to have been captured by Ukrainian forces in the Russian invasion of the country. The example is being delivered to United States hands for dissection.



Service Year

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In Active Service.

KRET Corporation (EW system) / Bryansk Automobile Plant (tractor) - Russia
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National flag of Algeria National flag of Iran National flag of Libya National flag of Russia National flag of Serbia Algeria; Iran; Libya; Russia; Serbia
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Special Purpose
Special purpose design developed to accomplish an equally-special battlefield role or roles.

37.1 ft
11.3 m
9.0 ft
2.75 m
18.0 ft
5.5 m
77,162 lb
35,000 kg
38.6 tons
(Showcased structural values pertain to the base Krasukha MEWC production variant. Length typically includes main gun in forward position if applicable to the design)
Powerplant: BAZ-6909: 1 x YaMZ-8401.10-14 V12 diesel-fueled engine engine.
71.5 mph
(115.0 kph)
528.2 mi
(850.0 km)
(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the base Krasukha MEWC production variant. Compare this entry against any other in our database)
None. Only equipment for the Electronic Warfare (EW) role.

Supported Types

(Not all weapon types may be represented in the showcase above)
Not Applicable.

Krasukha - Base Series Name.
Krasukha-2 - 250km operational range.
Krasukha-4 - 300km operational range.

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