Ukraine develops electromagnetic weaponry

Source : 112 Ukraine

The weapons are designed to cause malfunctions and shutdowns of radio-electronic devices set on the enemy armament and vehicles; Spetstekhnoexport enterprise is ready to produce the new weaponry for the Army's needs
23:15, 28 March 2019

Signal jammer

Ukraine's defense industry companies have successfully developed the production of electromagnetic weaponry. The cutting-edge kind of weapon is supposed to damage various kinds of enemy communication devices, power supply systems and data exchange systems. Spetstekhnoexport enterprise, which is a part of Ukroboronprom state-run defense concern posted this on Thursday.

'The Ukrainian scientists and developers received proper funding, which let them produce new knowledge and implement in the new products. Thanks to this project, Ukraine joined the closed club of the countries that are working on highly effective electromagnetic weaponry', said Vladyslav Belbas, the CEO of Spetstekhnoexport company.

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The new weapon creates a powerful electromagnetic ray, which impedes or incapacitates the enemy radio-electronic devices set on the enemy armament, vehicles and infrastructure objects. Such weapons are considered non-lethal for people and, thus, falls under the respective category of non-lethal defensive weaponry.

The jamming devices may be set on missiles, fired from the combat aircraft or unmanned aerial vehicles, e.g. drones.

Consequently, the new weapons may be used against the enemy's objects of strategic importance, without any risks for civlian lives.

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