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Krasukha MEWC

Mobile Electronic Warfare Complex

Russia | 2014

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

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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.

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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.

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one land system design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Krasukha MEWC Mobile Electronic Warfare Complex.
BAZ-6909: 1 x YaMZ-8401.10-14 V12 diesel-fueled engine engine.
Installed Power
71 mph
115 kph
Road Speed
528 miles
850 km
The physical qualities of the Krasukha MEWC Mobile Electronic Warfare Complex.
37.1 ft
11.3 meters
O/A Length
9.0 ft
2.75 meters
O/A Width
18.0 ft
5.5 meters
O/A Height
77,162 lb
35,000 kg | 38.6 tons
Armament & Ammunition
Available supported armament, ammunition, and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the Krasukha MEWC Mobile Electronic Warfare Complex.
None. Only equipment for the Electronic Warfare (EW) role.
Not Applicable.
Nightvision - YES, OPTIONAL.
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Protection (CBRN) - YES, OPTIONAL.
Notable series variants as part of the Krasukha MEWC family line.
Krasukha - Base Series Name.
Krasukha-2 - 250km operational range.
Krasukha-4 - 300km operational range.
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Krasukha MEWC. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national land systems listing.

Total Production: 250 Units

Contractor(s): KRET Corporation (EW system) / Bryansk Automobile Plant (tractor) - Russia
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 ]
Design Qualities
Some designs are single-minded in their approach while others offer a more versatile solution to battlefield requirements.
Some designs stand the test of time while others are doomed to never advance beyond the drawing board; let history be their judge.
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