Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

10/11/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/11/2019 08:59

EW specialists of the Russian military base in Tajikistan during exercise cover facilities from air reconnaissance

11.10.2019 (17:39)

Specialists of electronic warfare (EW) covered the objects of the Russian military base in Tajikistan from aerial reconnaissance from unmanned aerial vehicles of a mock enemy.

During a special exercise, servicemen using standard equipment made march to the designated areas and complied with the standards for the deployment of Jitel modern EW complex.

The crews worked out the tasks of detecting, direction finding and analyzing the signals of radio emission sources transmitted through the communication channels of the mock enemy drones, conducting reconnaissance of the terrain and selecting the most important targets for bombing. Having determined the work of drones, the military personnel carried out radio interference, thereby violating their control and blocking the transmission of the data they received. Then the aircraft were forcibly landed.

The main objective of the exercise, which was held as part of a single day of an electronic warfare specialist, was to perform tasks to cover the military facilities of a Russian military base from unauthorized reconnaissance by unmanned aerial vehicles of the mock enemy.

The 201st Russian military base stationed in Tajikistan is the Russia's largest military formation outside its borders. It is located in two cities - Dushanbe and Bokhtar. According to the Agreement dated October 2012, the base shall station in Tajikistan until 2042.