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).
Note: The above text is EXCLUSIVE to the site www.MilitaryFactory.com. It is the product of many hours of research and work made possible with the help of contributors, veterans, insiders, and topic specialists. If you happen upon this text anywhere else on the internet or in print, please let us know at MilitaryFactory AT gmail DOT com so that we may take appropriate action against the offender / offending site and continue to protect this original work.
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.
The "Military Factory" name and MilitaryFactory.com logo are registered ® U.S. trademarks protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. We do not sell any of the items showcased on this site. Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT gmail.com.
Part of a network of sites that includes GlobalFirepower, a data-driven property used in ranking the top military powers of the world, WDMMA.org (World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft), WDMMW.org (World Directory of Modern Military Warships), SR71blackbird.org, detailing the history of the world's most iconic spyplane, and MilitaryRibbons.info, cataloguing all American military medals and ribbons.