The brand-new Samarkand electronic warfare complex can completely paralyze NATO’s communication systems, said Yuri Knutov, director of the Russian Anti-aircraft Defense Museum. In a commentary for TV Zvezda, the military said that thanks to these complexes, the Russian military will be able to “contain the aggression of the [Atlantic] Alliance,” with lower costs. “These electronic warfare weapons were tested in Syria, they showed their high efficiency against both drones and cruise missiles and consequently against AWACS Aircraft of Alert and Control, of American production,” he added. In Knutov’s view, the US has been “preparing for a real war with Russia since the 2000s.” “At the time, it was a theory, but now they start practicing,” he said, referring to the numerous exercises carried out by NATO, including in the vicinity of Russian borders.
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