The high-tech Pole-21 module will substantially increase Moscow’s defence mechanisms and will be rolled for use this year for Russia’s Central Military District. The state-of-the-art equipment will be able to combat the threat from precision weapons, such as enemy cruise missiles, smart bombs and drones. The Pole-21 will have the ability to suppress signals transmitted using GPS, Galileo and Beidou satellite channels.
Major-General Sergei Portnykh, the electronic warfare chief, has boasted about Moscow’s military arsenal claiming it now has “60 percent of new types of armament and military hardware”.
Major-General Portnykh said: “We are the leaders in fulfilling the rearmament program in the Central Military District.
“Currently, we operate over 60% of new types of armament and military hardware, including Krasukha, Murmansk and Borisoglebsk-2 electronic countermeasures systems, and also Silok new electronic warfare complexes intended to fight unmanned aerial vehicles.”
He added: “This year, we are expecting the arrival of Pole-21 jamming modules to counter unmanned aerial vehicles and lower the efficiency of employing cruise missiles.”
This comes as Russian president Vladimir Putin confirmed the Sarmat – known in the west as Satan-2 is almost ready for deployment.
The weapon is widely regarded as the Kremlin’s most powerful nuclear weapon.
Moscow claim the missile is capable of destroying an area the size of England and Wales or the state of Texas.
Mr Putin said: “The final tests involving the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile have been a success.”
The Russian president also boasted about the strength of his navy ships and submarines.
He added: “The Navy’s new surface ships and nuclear submarines will be armed with advanced types of weapons, including the Zircon hypersonic missile, which has no parallels in the world in terms of range and speed.”