Russia Offers New Types Of Radio Frequency Weapons
(Source : Rosboronexport ; issued Oct. 25, 2001)
MOSCOW --- At the recent Malaysia's Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition LIMA 2001, Russia presented two radio frequency weapons, the Ranets-E and the Rosa-E.
Analysts view them as a completely new type of electronic warfare weapons, which are being developed by leading world nations now. These arms are expected to bring electronic and information warfare to an entirely new level.
Ranets-E and Rosa-E represent non-flying weapon systems, which have been developed by Russian researchers since the late 1990s. State arms exporter Rosoboronexport, which was then called Rosvooruzheniye, initiated the export-oriented research on the creation of radio frequency arms, based on new physics principles and Russian know-how. The research has been based on the assumption that it is possible to disable not only pointing systems of high precision arms, but also their electric circuits by generating certain levels of electromagnetic radiation.
Research has been carried out on many of the new variety of radio frequency weapons projects. The cooperation between the state arms exporter and military researchers resulted in the preparation of two commercially oriented projects, Ranets-E and Rosa-E, which can be offered to potential clients.
The Ranets-E project involves the creation of a mobile radio frequency defense system against high precision weapons. The system consists of an antenna system, a high-capacity power generator, control and measuring equipment, and energy supply sub-system. Ranets-E can be installed on a stationary or mobile base.
Its output capacity exceeds 500 megawatts; Ranets-E works in the centimeter wave frequency-range and produces impulses of 10-20 nanoseconds. Ranets-E radio frequency cannon is capable of incapacitating an enemy's high precision weapons in a radius of 10 kilometers and ensuring all around defense in a 60-degree-angle sector. The system is expected to disable missiles' pointing and electric systems.
The high capacity interference station Rosa-E is designed to bring down enemy's radar systems. It has a range of 500 kilometers. Rosa-E can be installed in an aircraft when produced in a modified casing weighing 600-1,500 kilograms. Rosa-E's input capacity is 50-100 kilowatts, its output capacity is 5-10 kilowatts. Rosa-E also works in the centimeter wave frequency range.
Clients may not purchase a finished product or the technical documentation of either model. Potential customers need to clearly define their tactical and technical preferences as well as finance the Russian researchers' and producers' work. After this, their request will be accepted or denied. If accepted, they can receive a model after concluding a special agreement. The model can be tested at a military range.