Advanced system to guard Russia from hi-tech surveillance, drone attacks

Advanced system to guard Russia from hi-tech surveillance, drone attacks

Russia’s Defense Ministry has received the top-notch anti-radar system Krasukha-4. The system is designed to guard against aircraft-based electronic surveillance – including that carried out by drones.

  Bryansk electromechanical plant has delivered 1RL257 Krasukha-4  broadband multifunctional jamming stations to the defense  ministry, RIA Novosti reported on Sunday, citing a spokesman from  the Radioelectronic Technologies group.  
  The stations, which will complement Krasukha-2 units already in  use by the Russian army, will provide the military with powerful  radar jamming capability.  
  While technical details of the units have remained top-secret,  sources cited by Russian media have described the system as   “unique.”  
Krasukha-4 is able to effectively shield objects on the ground  against radio-locating surveillance satellites, ground-based  radars, or aircraft-installed Airborne Warning and Control  Systems (AWACS), a source with knowledge of the system told  Izvestiya.  

Russia starts ambitious super-heavy space rocket project

Russia starts ambitious super-heavy space rocket project

On the 25th anniversary of the historic flight of the Soviet space shuttle Buran, Russia’s Roscosmos space agency has formed a working group to prepare “within weeks” a roadmap for the revival of the Energia super-heavy booster rocket.

  The group led by Oleg Ostapenko, the new head of Roscosmos  Federal Space Agency, is set to draw up proposals on the design  of a super-heavy launch vehicle capable of delivering up to 100  tonnes of payload to the baseline orbit, former Soviet minister  of general machine building, Oleg Baklanov, said on Friday.  
  “You have assumed the responsibility and dared to head the  group, which is supposed to find an answer to the question how we  can regain the position we demonstrated to the world with the  launch of a 100-tonne spacecraft [Buran in 1988] within a few  weeks,” the ex-minister told Ostapenko at the event dedicated  to the 25th anniversary of the flight of the Buran shuttle  spacecraft.    
  The new carrier rocket Angara is set to become the base for the  ambitious project that could bring Russia back to its heyday of  space exploration. It could be launched from the Vostochny  Cosmodrome which is now being constructed in Russia’s Far East,  and will replace Kazakhstan’s Baikonur as Russia’s main  launchpad.