C4iSR: Air

Russia to field Polye-21 EW system capable of defeating PGMs and UAVs

16 April 2019

Russian electronic warfare (EW) units are set to receive the Polye-21 (‘Field-21’) EW system designed to counter unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and reduce the effectiveness of cruise missiles, according to a 15 April report from Russian state-owned news outlet RIA Novosti.

Major General Sergei Tailors, an officer from the headquarters of Russia’s EW forces, is quoted by RIA as saying, “We expect this year the arrival of the Field-21 interference modules to counter unmanned aerial vehicles and lower the efficiency of cruise missiles.”

The general indicated that the Central Military District would be the first to receive the system as part of its continuing efforts to field at least 70% modern equipment.

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