The importance of Electronic Warfare (EW) equipment on the frontline of the russo-Ukrainian war was well highlighted in the interview published by European Security & Defence. Speaker: Yaroslav Kalinin, CEO of Infozahyst, a Ukrainian company producing jammers, electronic intelligence (ELINT) systems, communication tools, and software for all this equipment as well.
A lengthy talk with the company director includes an interesting episode demonstrating the effectiveness of EW systems against russian unmanned aerial vehicles.
Kalinin told the magazine that the russian invasion army had to completely stop using one of its UAVs because too many were lost to an EW system developed by his company.
Such an effect was achieved due to a combination of measures: first, Infozahyst specialists learned how to intercept the signals to a certain type of drone utilized by russia forces, then developed ways to counter this UAV.
The names of either the type of aerial drone in question or the EW equipment capable of disabling it were not disclosed due to security reasons; but that is not the most important here.
This story showcases how flexible and proficient Ukrainian engineers and their projects can be, created and honed in real battles, with compliance to the relevant needs of the soldiers on the ground and improved by their regular feedback.
Defense Express memo: Infozahyst is a Ukrainian-based research and production center offering a variety of EW solutions that have already found their way to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, including the Khortytsia-M COMINT system and PLASTUN-RP3000 tactical direction-finding system.
Earlier we also reported that this company's own AWACS drone named Gekata has entered a new development stage and is expected to be fully prepared to fly the frontlines by the end of this year already.