The Israeli Air Force’s powerful F-35 stealth fighter is believed to have fallen victim to Russian electronic warfare weapons.
In the recently documented case of the F-35 stealth fighter, Russian electronic warfare (EW) devices have proven to be particularly efficient at suppressing Western aircraft. Recent news concerning the odd behavior of the Israeli Air Force’s F 35i Adir stealth fighter during maneuvers in the Middle East was widely reported in a number of regional media outlets.
Due to the fact that these aircraft specifically missed their intended targets, some people assume that Russian electronic warfare systems are capable of detecting the aforementioned combat aircraft.
According to Tufail Bakshi, an analyst at Military cognizance, the powerful Russian electronic warfare systems currently on Syrian territory are fully capable of carrying out long-range suppression operations.
There are claims that the F-35i Adir stealth fighter’s missile system was interfered with by electronic jamming, which caused the Israeli fighter plane to miss its target. No aircraft could hit the targets during the exercise in which Prime Minister Naftali Bennett participated, according to a report from the Israeli Defense Ministry.
The failure of the F-35i Adirs used by the Israeli Air Force is difficult to pinpoint Leading professionals will determine the cause. However, given that the drill was held in Israel, it seems improbable that Russian electronic warfare was involved in it. No one can deny, however, that Russian EW systems have consistently shown off their high quality.
“Interfering with Israeli Army exercises seems exceedingly unlikely, despite the fact that Russian EW systems like the Krasukha-4 have shown to be very efficient in jamming US drones,” According to Tufail, only when the Israeli F-35 enters Syrian airspace can the Russian EW have an impact on it. In this case, the Russian Army can engage the adversary lightly without doing them any significant harm.
The GPS, Galileo, and Beidou satellite navigation systems, as well as those of the US, Europe, and China, can all have their transmissions interrupted by Russian electronic jamming devices. As a result, there will be issues with the navigation system functioning on the aircraft, UAV, or missile. To prevent adversary monitoring from the air and space, the analyst continued, “Russia has built anti-drone and electronic warfare devices at Hmeimim airfield in Syria.”
Even while Russia doesn’t interfere with Israel’s internal exercises, if there is a problem, Russia’s electronic warfare systems can handle it.
It is important to note, however, that there is still considerable debate on the genuine effectiveness of Russian electronic warfare systems, with the majority of experts claiming that they are not as “magical” as reported.