Politico: The US smart bombs are no match against Russian electronic warfare means
The Russian electronic warfare system hit the Americans!
The United States haven’t developed anything even close to it – this is evident from the secret Pentagon documents leaked to the Internet.
Russian forces have long learned to dazzle Ukrainian drones, through jamming, including the famous Bayraktar, of which the Armed Forces of Ukraine have lost several dozen.
Now, Russian electronic warfare is blinding the American smart bombs sent to Kiev and they do not reach their targets.
The Americans use JDAM, a guidance kit that converts an initially unguided aerial bomb into a highly accurate autonomous munition.
The conventional bomb has a nose and tail that include an inertial navigation system (INS) and a global positioning system (GPS).
According to the US Navy, one set of JDAM costs just over $25,000 and is used for bombs ranging from 250 to 900 kilograms.
The flight range is 25 miles (about 40 kilometers).
The Ukrainian Armed Forces of desperately requested such bombs from the Pentagon, hoping for their effectiveness.
Moreover, the US delivered not a basic complex to the Kiev system, but an improved JDAM-ER with a range of more than 70 km.
A leaked intelligence document says that the Pentagon supplied the armed forces with clearly defective systems.
The bombs didn’t work when dropped, according to the Svobodnaya Prisa newspaper.
In addition, the Russian electronic warfare system jammed the JDAM navigation system.
Aerial bombs that fall outside the range of Russian air defense systems miss the target.
The Pentagon was shocked by this, as the structure of the US Department of Defense includes the Joint Navigational War Center (JNWC), and it urgently began to analyze the situation with JDAM.
US army generals were convinced that the GPS units of the bombers were completely immune to jamming.
It follows from this that Russia has electronic warfare systems, the capabilities of which are completely unknown to US intelligence.