The Ukrainian Armed Forces Have a Captured Torn-MDM Station: the Enemy Left Without an Essential ELINT Asset

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The electronic intelligence station Torn-MDM
The electronic intelligence station Torn-MDM

Now the Ukrainian Armed Forces can check what the russian-made hyped-up ELINT station is capable of

The Armed Forces of Ukraine have got another important and valuable trophy: the electronic intelligence station Torn-MDM. Photos of this trophy recently appeared on social networks.

This automated mobile system is designed for search, analysis and recording of signals in the short-wave and VHF bands, as well as direction finding and location finding by the theta-theta fixing of sabotage reconnaissance troops located at the distance up to 70 km. It was put into service by the russian armed forces in 2012.

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Trophy ELINT station Torn-MDM
Trophy ELINT station Torn-MDM

The equipment of the automated mobile system Torn-MDM is placed in a box van on the chassis of a Kamaz-type truck. The system can be used autonomously or as part of a direction-finding system (two or more products of the same type).

The antenna of the Torn-MDM system
The antenna of the Torn-MDM system

The system consists of: hardware; a direction-finding station in the HF band; a direction-finding station in the very high frequency (VHF) and ultra-high frequency (UHF) bands; a radio interception station in the VHF and UHF bands, enabling analysis of information control and exchange protocols in telecommunications systems, as well as multichannel radio interception in the pager, cellular and trunking networks; communications and navigation equipment, including two sets of equipment (WaveLine transmitter of frequency band 2.4 GHz), two sets of equipment for operations command and control communication (IC-F1020 radio of frequency band 140-170 MHz), navigation signals receiver.

The system operators’ workstation
The system operators’ workstation

The direction-finding method is used to determine coordinates of sabotage reconnaissance troops. The type of direction finder is a correlation interferometer with digital signal processing. The autonomous command method is used to control the direction finder team. The range: in VHF band is up to 30 km, in a short-wave band - up to 70 km. The reliability of direction finding is at least 0.9. The main performance characteristics of the automated ELINT station Torn-MDM.

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