jhelb wrote:Just like the "Assault Breaker" program of the Cold War era the US military is now working on the RAID BREAKER program
Under this program the US Joint Electronic Warfare Center intends to neutralize 100s of incoming missiles with Electronic Warfare.
How can Russia respond to such a program?
Electronic warfare have limits.. they have a max distance that they can operate.
Ballistic missiles that comes from near space can fly exactly over their target and have
optics with target identification and satellite guidance. By the Time the Ballistic missile
like Iskander or any other enters in the jamming environment range..it will be too late..since the missile will be right above the target its intend to bomb..so the jamming could work in interrupt the guidance but it will be too late. we are speaking of a ballistic missile that could travel in free fall 50km in ~4 second. So it will be jammed for 1 or 2 at best.. and it will be to late.
To counter ballistic Missiles that travel to space and return ,you need very long range
electronic jamming that can jam satellites in space. Russia is already working on that.
About RAid breaker.. Russia is not working on something like that. already have it in service.
their counter electronics have up to 300km range apparently and being used in Syria.
That said. Russia have in service the capabilities to jam 100 missiles and block its signal.
and apparently can turn off missiles too.. or make them explode early. So US military is playing
catchup with Russia in electronic warfare. But eventually they will get there in the future to the level russia is now.. but Russia is now working in space jamming and satellite killing with counter electronics.. something like that will be really game changing. i can't imagine how scary
and panic will be for US and NATO that Russia develop an Antenna that can shut off in a small time their expensive Gps and spy satellites in space. Basically anyone that control space can defeat the enemy nuclear missiles and cut all their communications and precision weapons.