Saturday, May 20, 2017

KHIBINY electronic-countermeasures systems(ECM)

The system is designed for radio direction-finding and probing signal source irradiation allowing it to distort reflected signal parameters. 
This helps to:

1.Delay aircraft detection
2.Mask the true subject against false reflections
3.Cause range finding difficulties, namely in speed and angular positions
4.Increase the time and difficulty of capturing an object during real-time active scanning.

The Khibiny is a small torpedo shaped container which is mounted on the wingtips of aircraft and increases the survival rate of the planes by 25-30 percent
Khibiny is a small torpedo shaped container which is mounted on the wingtips

After an aircraft receives an alert of a missile attack, the Khibiny system starts to cover it with a protective radio-electronic hood, which prevents enemy guided missiles from impacting the plane and diverts them elsewhere.
As far as the Su-34  is concerned, the system provides the jet with electronic warfare capabilities and enables it to carry out effective electronic countermeasures against radar systems, anti-aircraft missile systems and airborne early warning and control aircraft.

On April 17, 2014, two Russian Air Force Su-24 bombers with no weapons loaded were sent to intercept the US Navy's AEGIS-equipped destroyer USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea. One of them flied around the destroyer up to 12 times while the other one remained away as done usually by both sides during the Cold War period. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the Su-24s were equipped with the Khibiny EW system and were able to neutralize the AEGIS phased array radar target tracking capabilities while the ship's crew was unable to re-boot the system. It is not clear whether the jammer affected the radar system itself or only the computer-based component or either both at the same time. The KRET Corporation confirmed that the incident occurred but the Khibiny jamming pod was not involved,there has been widespread speculation that he involved or KRET have something bigger to demonstrate?