Ukrainian Bayraktar TB2 Drone Destroyed Russia’s Electronic Warfare Vehicles

Ukrainian forces blow up a Russian truck-mounted mobile communications jamming system, called the R-330ZH Zhitel, according to

Ukrainian Soldiers released an image showing a burned-out R-330ZH Zhitel jamming system.

The R-330Zh jamming station is designed to jam GPS navigation system, according to Russia’s propaganda brochure. However R-330Zh jamming station has proven useless against modern GPS navigation system of Bayraktar TB2 drones. Bayraktar TB2 is fitted with Garmin navigation system and electro-optical targetting system manufactured in Canada.

The R-330ZH Zhitel is a Russian electronic warfare system designed to interfere with satellite communications equipment, as well as navigation systems and mobile phones within a 30 km radius.

R-330Zh jamming station

The truck-based Zhitel system provides analysis and selection of emitters’ signal parameters. The R-330Zh jamming station was used by the Russian army during the Crimean crisis in March 2014.

The Zhitel system is part of the inventory of the EW brigades’ REB-S battalions, and, in addition to the tasks listed above, can be used for jamming an aircraft’s communication and satellite navigation (GPS, Galelo, BeiDou, etc.).

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