According to the latest Russian definition of Electronic Warfare (EW), “(radio)electronic warfare is a set of coordinated actions, the goal of which would be to radioelectronically strike the radioelectronic and ICT1 facilities ofthe enemy, radioelectronically protect own radioelectronic and ICT facilities, create countermeasures against the enemy surveillance measures, and provide radioelectronic and ICT support for own forces”
Today, Russian Ground Forces do not conduct operations without electronic warfare support. Russia does not fully disclose its capabilities in conducting Electronic Warfare (offensive and defensive in nature), and the specifications of the equipment are closely guarded secrets so that the adversary does not fully recognize its capabilities. Consequently, there are many gaps in the equipment specifications included here. RUMINT is shown in RED font.
By now, everyone is aware that the incident where a Su-24 bomber allegedly flew over the American destroyer ‘Donald Cook’ described in practically all Russian media, during which the Russian aircraft supposedly employed its newest ‘Khibiny’ system to disable the ship’s electronics is RUMINT (RUMINT - RUmor INTelligence [military]). RUMINT can be described as single-source disinformation that obfuscates or “puffs up” an adversary’s capabilities.
Much of the open source information on Russian EW capabilities today comes from the Ukraine where EW plays a big part in Russian military operations. The Russian military has learned many lessons in recent years. EW was not sufficiently used to suppress Georgia’s air defenses, and EW assets were not used to cover advancing forces against attack. There were insufficient numbers of jammers and they spent too little time creating jamming zones. Russians learned there was a lack of EW activity for group defense from battle formations. Subsequently, at an early stage in the Russian operations in Syria, an extensive electronic intelligence system was created in Syria, with an ability to scan the radio traffic of terrorists and militants. Syria provided an important opportunity to combat test and experiment with EW deployments.
According to Ukrainian General Kremenetskyi, Russian armed forces have developed their EW doctrines and they have been adept at learning lessons from recent conflicts and adapted their systems accordingly. “The speed with which the Russians have adapted their EW tactics has been very quick.”
1L219M “Zoopark 1M” Counter-Battery Radar System
1L245 “Vstrecha” EA Radar Jammer
1L262E SPR-2M Rtut-BM “Quiksilver-BM” Anti-Artillery EW
1L267 “Moskva-1” Electronic Reconnaissance and Control System
1L269 “Krasukha-20” Ground-Based Electronic Suppression Module
1L271 “Aistyonok” Portable Radar System
1RL243 “Rubicon” Mobile Automated SHF Radio Monitoring Station
1RL248-4 “SPN-4 Heart Ache” High Power X-Band Radar Jammer
1RL257E “Krasukha-S4” Ground-Based Electronic Suppression Module
“Aviaconversia” GNSS Jamming Transmitter
“Avtobaza” Ground-Based ELINT System
“Leer-2” (Tigr-M REI PP) Mobile EW System
“Lesochek” Portable Multifunctional EW System (REB-N)
MKTK-1A “Judoist” EW System
Murmansk-BN HF EW Jamming System
“Palantin” EW System
“Pelena-1” Ground-Based High Power S-Band Counter-AWACS Radar Jammer
“Pelena-6” RCIED Jammer
“Pishal” - Portable Anti-UAV Complex
PSNR-8M Kredo-M1 Portable Ground Surveillance Radar
Protek R-330Zh “Zhitel” Automated VHF Jamming Station
R-381 T “Taran” Radio Monitoring Complex
R-934B VHF/UHF Aircraft Communications Automatic Jamming Station
RB-109A “Bylina” Brigade-Level Automated Command Post
RB-301B “Borisoglebsk-2B” Automated Jamming Complex
RB-531B “Infauna” EA Jammer
RB-636AM2 “Svet-KU” Complex
“Repellent-1” Anti-UAV EW System
RP-377LA “Lorandit” Automated KTK
RP-379 “Tirada-2S” Adaptive SATCOM Jamming Station
“Topol E” High Power UHF-Band Counter-AEW&C Radar Jammer
“Torn-MDM” Radio Intelligence Complex
7 June 2020 This book provides a description and drawings of the following Russian missiles:
Objekt 4202 ("Avangard" HGV)
SS-N-33 Zirkon (3M-22 Hypersonic Missile)
SA-N-9 Gauntlet (Kh-47M2 "Kinzhal" ALBM)
LAND-BASED BALLISTIC MISSILES
SS-18 Mod 5/6 Satan (R-36M2 "Voevoda" ICBM)
SS-19 Mod 4 Stiletto (UR-100N ICBM)
SS-21 Scarab (OTR-21 "Tochka" SRBM)
SS-24 Scalpel (RT-23 "Molodets" ICBM)
SS-25 Sickle (RT-2PM "Topol" ICBM)
SS-26 Stone (9K720 "Iskander" SRBM)
SS-27 Mod 1 Sickle B (RT-2PM2 "Topol-M" ICBM)
SS-29 (RS-24 "Yars" ICBM)
SS-X-30 Satan-2 (RS-28 "Sarmat" ICBM)
SS-X-31 Saber (RS-26 "Rubezh" ICBM)
SS-X-32Zh Scalpel B (RS-27 "Barguzin" ICBM)
SUBMARINE-LAUNCHED BALLISTIC MISSILES
SS-N-18 Stingray (R-29R "Vysota" SLBM)
SS-N-23 Skiff (R-29RMU2 "Layner" SLBM)
SS-NX-30 (RSM-56 "Bulava" SLBM)
SSC-8 (9M729 GLCM)
SSC-X-9 Skyfall (9M730 "Petrel")
SS-N-19 Shipwreck (P-700 "Granit" ASCM)
SS-N-21 Sampson (RK-55 Cruise Missile)
SS-N-26 Strobile (P-800 Oniks 'Yakhont')
SS-N-27 Sizzler (3M54 "Kalibr" ASCM)
SS-N-30A (Land Attack Cruise Missile)
AS-15 Kent (Kh-55 ALCM)
AS-23A / AS-23B Kodiak (Kh-101 / Kh-102 ALCM)
There are a lot of Russian ballistic and we can't show all of them in one book. We will probably release a book on Russian Surface-to-Air missiles next, then a book on Russian Air-to-Air missiles.
Book is full color 8 1/2 by 11 inches
This book provides full Color photos, drawings, specifications and salient characteristics of Russian surface-to-air missile systems listed below. I also included which SAM missiles can be found on Russian surface warships (by hull number and ship name). I was able to pull together a lot of information. Not really sure how accurate it is but it's as accurate as I could find. Whenever possible, I checked multiple sources and of course there are instances with slight variation, but by and large, most of it has been corroborated at multiple sources. I included missile systems that Russia no longer uses because many of those systems have been sold to other countries. The information in this book is merely a snapshot in time. SAM missiles are complex instruments that require a great deal of maintenance. Systems are also constantly being upgraded. New weapons and electronics are installed on a regular basis. We will reprint this book as new information comes available.
Table of Contents
SAM Radar Sets
Morpheus Defense System (42S6 "Morfey")
SOSNA-R Combat Vehicle (Strela-10ML)
Strela-10MN Combat Vehicle
CADS-N-1 Kashtan ("Kortik" CIWS)
SA-1 Guild (S-25 "Berkut")4
SA-2 Guideline (SA-N-2) S-75 "Dvina"
SA-3 Goa (SA-N-1) S-125 "Neva"
SA-4 Ganef (2K11 "Krug")
SA-5c Gammon (S-200 "Dubna")
SA-6 Gainful (2K12 "Kub")
SA-7 Grail (9K32 "Strela-2")
SA-8B Gecko (SA-N-4) 9M33 "OSA-M"
SA-9 Gaskin (9K31 "Strela-1")
SA-10d/e Grumble (SA-N-6) S-300PM
SA-11 Gadfly (SA-N-7C) 9K37 "Buk"
SA-12a/b Gladiator/Giant (S-300V)
SA-13 Gopher (9K35M "Strela-10M4")
SA-14 Gremlin (SA-N-8) 9K34 "Strela-3"
SA-15 Gauntlet (SA-N-9) 9K330 "Tor"
SA-16 Gimlet (SA-N-10) 9K310 "Igla-1"
SA-17 Grizzly (SA-N-7/SA-N-12)
SA-18 Grouse (SA-N-10, SA-N-14) "Igla"
SA-19 Grison (2K22M "Tunguska-M1")
SA-20A Gargoyle A (S-300PMU-1)
SA-20B (S-300PMU-2 "Favorite")
SA-21 Growler (S-400 "Triumf")
SA-22 Greyhound ("Pantsir-S1")
SA-23 Gladiator/Giant (S-300VM)
SA-24 Grinch (SA-N-10) 9K338 "Igla-S"
SA-25 Verba (9K333 "Willow")
S-350E (Poliment-Redut) 50R6 "Vityaz"
S-500 Prometheus (55R6M "Triumfator-M")
A-235 Anti-Ballistic Missile System
This strategy is the basic strategic planning document defining the Russian Federation’s national interests and strategic national priorities, objectives, tasks, and measures in the sphere of domestic and foreign policy. It lists the threats to national security -- the set of conditions and factors creating a direct or indirect possibility of harm to national interests. It also discusses exploiting the resources of the world’s oceans and the significance of the Arctic in particular.
Edict No. 683 came into force when it was signed by Russian Federation President V. Putin in the Kremlin on 31 December 2015. The following are to be deemed no longer valid:
Russian Federation Presidential Edict 537 dated 12 May 2009 “On the Russian Federation's National Security Strategy Through 2020” (Sobraniye zakonodatelstva Rossiyskoy Federatsii, 2009, No. 20, Item 2444; and Point 27 of Attachment 1 to Russian Federation Presidential Edict 483 dated 1 July 2014 “On Amending and Deeming No Longer Valid Certain Acts of the Russian Federation President” (Sobraniye zakonodatelstva Rossiyskoy Federatsii, 2014, No. 27, Item 3754).
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The Russian terminology is listed by branch of service because the definitions are slightly different depending on the context. This book is also available as an eBook which is searchable.
Those that purchase this book through Amazon.com can download the eBook for FREE under Amazon's Matchbook Program.
NATIONAL DEFENSE (Термины в области национальной обороны)
MILITARY TECHNOLOGY POLICY (Термины по военно-технической политике)
GROUND FORCES (Термины сухопутных войск)
AIRBORNE FORCES (Термины воздушно-десантных войск)
NAVAL FORCES (Термины военно-морского флота)
AEROSPACE FORCES (Термины воздушно-космических сил)
STRATEGIC ROCKET FORCES (Термины РВСН)
MATERIAL AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT (Термины по МТО)
COMMUNICATIONS (Термины по тематике связи)
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This is a comprehensive compilation of active Russian Military Aircraft with illustrations, specifications and dimensions. Aircraft include:
Antonov An-22A (Cock)
Antonov An-26 (Curl)
Antonov An-30 (Clank)
Antonov An-72 (Coaler)
Antonov An-124 (Condor)
Beriev A-50 (Mainstay)
Ilyushin Il-20 (Coot-M)
Ilyushin Il-22/M (Coot-B)
Ilyushin Il-38N (May)
Ilyushin Il-62 (Classic)
Ilyushin Il-76 (Candid)
Ilyushin Il-78 (Midas)
Ilyushin Il-80 (Maxdome)
Kamov Ka-27 (Helix)
Kamov Ka-50 (Hokum A)
Kamov Ka-52 (Hokum B)
Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
Mil Mi-17 (Hip)
Mil Mi-24 (Hind-D)
Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
Mil Mi-28 (Havoc)
Myasishchev M-55 (Mystic-B)
Sukhoi Su-24M2 (Fencer-B)
Sukhoi Su-25 (Frogfoot)
Sukhoi Su-27 (Flanker)
Sukhoi Su-30 (Flanker-C)
Sukhoi Su-34 (Fullback)
Sukhoi Su-35 (Flanker-E)
Sukhoi Su-37 (Flanker-F)
Sukhoi Su-57 (Felon)
Tupolev PAK DA Stealth Bomber
Tupolev Tu-22M (Blinder)
Tupolev Tu-95 (Bear)
Tupolev Tu-134 (Crusty)
Tupolev Tu-154 (Careless)
Tupolev Tu-160 (Blackjack)
Color illustrations 8 1/2 by 11 inches
This is one of eight Russian language KGB Training Manuals that were recently released to the general public. To quote The Interpreter: “…… manuals expose the devious methods of the Soviet Union’s secret police not only to surveil but suborn their own citizens and foreigners in a vast project to extend the Kremlin’s power around the world.”
This was used to teach KGB students how capitalist counter-intelligence agencies would try to set-up KGB agents by “dangling” an offer of valuable intelligence either to insert a western agent into the KGB intelligence network, or to uncover KGB agents and “frame” them.
We are printing this English translation so that the general public can see first hand how the KGB operated and extrapolate their actions to today’s environment. We have no way of verifying if the examples contained herein were, in fact, actual events or whether this entire document is merely disinformation. That said, it is important to remember a quote attributed to Vladimir Putin,
“There are no former KGB agents.”
Written in 1971, this KGB manual could also be considered a blueprint for Russian activities today.
Having published a book on China Surface Warships, I decided to take a look at the number of active ships in the Russian Navy and their condition. I was able to pull together a lot of information. Not really sure how accurate it is, but it’s as accurate as I could find. Whenever possible, I checked multiple sources and, of course, there are instances with slight variation, but by and large, most of it has been corroborated at multiple sources. The ships are shown by category (battlecruisers, frigates, destroyers, etc.), but the table of contents also lists them by hull number. I included lists of additional ships that also have been ordered, are already under construction or are now undergoing sea trials. I decided the breakoff point for the book would be ships larger than 800 tons. There are simply too many under that size to include them all. The information in this book is merely a snapshot in time. Warships are complex instruments that require a great deal of maintenance. Warships are also constantly being upgraded. New weapons and electronics are installed on a regular basis. We will reprint this book next year as new information comes available. If you find something that needs to be corrected or updated, please let us know at USGOVPUB.COM.
All the photographs are in COLOR and the book is 8 1/2 by 11 inches.
This book covers a lot of ground - or ocean. I had no idea that Russia had so many different types of submarines. We tried to confirm the information from several sources, but there is a lot of disinformation out there, so if you run across any anomalies, please let us know and we will make the necessary corrections.
All the drawings are in COLOR and the book is 8 1/2 by 11 inches.
This book was classified Secret in 1968 by the Soviet Union and was only recently published (in Russian) in the West. This is our translation of that book. We have no way of knowing whether this is in fact a training manual from that time or an example of KGB disinformation. Either way, it makes for some interesting reading, and many of the concepts applied here are still in evidence today.
The book is basically a training manual that describes the way the KGB undermined Russian émigré organizations and recruited agents from among the 12 million émigré Russians living outside the territory of the Soviet Motherland.
Written in 1968, this KGB manual could also be considered a blueprint for Russian activities today.
The SECRET KGB Manual for Recruitment of Spies (ПОЛИТИЧЕСКАЯ РАЗВЕДКА С ТЕРРИТОРИИ СССР - Political Intelligence from the Territory of the USSR) was classified secret by the Soviet Union and was only recently published in the west. We are the first to admit that this is a rather basic translation, but we wanted to make it available to those interested in the subject as quickly as possible. Here is an example:
“The solution of the multiple tasks facing the external intelligence of the KGB in the context of the constantly increasing complexity of the operational situation in the countries under review makes it necessary to use various forms and methods of reconnaissance. The traditional forms of such activity are intelligence from legal and illegal positions. The intelligence obtained from legal forms is conducted under the guise of the Soviet institutions and using the possibilities of the Soviet government from the territory of the Soviet soil. In recent years, reconnaissance from the territorial area of the USSR has gained more and more as a result of the steady expansion of the Soviet Union’s ties with the capitalist countries.”
Written in 1989, this KGB manual could also be considered a blueprint for Russian activities today. A Russian language version is also available on Amazon.com.
ОСНОВНЫЕ НАПРАВЛЕНИЯ И ОБЪЕКТЫ РАЗВЕДЫВАТЕЛЬНОЙ РАБОТЫ ЗА ГРАНИЦЕЙ was classified Top Secret in 1970 by the Soviet Union and was only recently published (in Russian) in the West. This is our translation of that book. We wanted to make it available to those interested in the subject as quickly as possible. Here is an example:
“……. Intelligence agencies need to collect materials characterizing the strength of the position of politics (of the target capitalist country) and the construction of social and economic forces on which it relies; ……………..
……. Information about the backstage activities of bourgeois parties and also to what extent this or that party is a conductor of foreign influence in the country, is of great importance to the Socialist states. Intelligence agencies of the socialist states should also receive information about political groups in the country, which can be relied on by the countries of the socialist commonwealth when carrying out their own political activities. …………
……. Information on members of the Government and prominent political figures should also be obtained in order to determine how they feel about policies or the possibility of an agent-based approach to compromise (if necessary). …….”
This is an English language translation of a KGB manual that appeared in the West in 2019.
This book is an English translation of a classified KGB manual that examines the network of local agents and tradecraft necessary for recruiting American officials in the Middle East and North Africa. In discussing the difficulty recruiting U.S. personnel, this book states the American counter-intelligence agents, “inspect and track employees of these institutions and their contacts with Soviets better, they take measures to expose Soviet intelligence agents, they organize stings, they conduct surveillance of agents and their connections.”
A very interesting read, especially now that Russia is expanding their sphere of influence.
This is an English language translation of a Top Secret 1988 KGB manual that appeared in the West in 2019.
Spetsnaz is one of those books you can’t put down till you have read the entire thing. Written by the Department of Defense (actually the Marine Corps), it gives unique insight into how the Russians train and fight. The examples in the book where Spetsnaz carried out actual clandestine operations is amazing. Looking at what they were doing back in the 1990’s, it’s no wonder folks are concerned.
Book is a full 8 1/2 by 11 inches so the text is enlarged, making it easier to read.