Russia announced that a Russian made medium multi-purpose helicopter will have capabilities to be used as a protected air command post (VCP) by the beginning of the next year. The helicopter that will be repurposed for such operations is the army version of the Mi-38. It will be modified to be able to collect and process information about the course of combat operations in real time, as well as to coordinate the actions of the military. The model MI-38T was delivered to the Russian military in December 2019.
NATO ships approaching Russia’s Maritime borders, specifically the Black Sea region, are unable to conduct reconnaissance due to the counteraction of coastal electronic warfare (EW) Russia is currently testing.
There are three areas of the Electronic warfare:
1) Radio-electronic defeat is a set of measures and actions for functional defeat, radio-electronic suppression and defeat of radio-electronic objects of the enemy by homing weapons for radiation.
On February 7, 2020 the National Interest published an article, sourcing US Military reports, pertaining to Russian electronic warfare equipment deployed in Syria that caused serious damage to two of the most expensive US fighter jets – the F-35 and F-22. The systems of the latter came under powerful electronic influence and, most likely, became completely unusable, since they could not accurately determine the location in the airspace over Syria.