Monday, June 15, 2015

BUMP to the top: Khibiny, The Russian Game Changer

Russia’s new microwave cannon can knock out electronics of aircraft, drones

Amazingly, one of my most popular posts of all time goes way back to Friday, November 4, 2014 and has been copied below.  I'm bumping it to the top, in light of more recent information on the Russian weaponry that may have been involved:

Very shrewd of the Russians to let it be known they have a class of weaponry--which can nullify the deadliest and most destructive weapons of their enemies.  Unfortunately, such a revelation will only deter the sane

The weapon creates a 360-degree air exclusion zone of about 10 kilometers around itself and will knock out the precision electronics of any aircraft, drones, and guided missiles in its radius.
“This mobile microwave irradiation complex performs off-frequency rejection of electronics aboard low-altitude aerial targets and warheads of high precision weapons,” the TASS news agency quoted a Rostec Corporation representative as saying on Monday.
The cannon’s design permits it to be mounted on the chassis of the Buk anti-aircraft missile system, the source noted.
“In terms of performance capabilities, the complex has no competitors in the world… When installed on a special platform, an SHF ‘cannon’ provides all-around defense,” he added.
The cannon’s specifications are yet to be disclosed, but according to the source it is also “planned to be used to test the national radio-electronic systems of military equipment for resistance to high-power microwave radiation."

Here is my original post:

Khibiny - The Russian Game Changer? UPDATED

UPDATE:  February 24, 2015 Here is a more detailed explanation of the technical aspects of the Khibiny

UPDATE:  November 26, 2014 BBC is talking in a roundabout way about NATO's intimidation by Russia against going into the Black Sea.  Of course...the BBC dares not mention the Khibiny

Helicopter pad on the grounds of the Kremlin, June 2014

This past June I went on a river cruse through Russia.  It was a wonderful trip.  I might touch on it again from time to time, as it "blew my mind" as we used to say in the 60's.  In any case, the article below, copied from Northerntruthseeker...reminded me of an incident that took place in Moscow.  When we went to the Kremlin we were shown the office building where Putin works out of...very ordinary amongst the other buildings...and the helicopter pads--there are two of them side by side...(one is shown in the photo above) where he takes off from at the end of a day of work.  The helicopter flies him over the Volga and the city to wherever he lives while in Moscow.  I understand he calls Sochi his home now. The guide told us that he used to travel by limo through the Moscow streets but Moscow traffic jams being what they are (horrendous) and security and all...he switched to helicopter some time ago.
In the evening, we went on a boat cruise to see "Moscow by night".  As we were floating by the Kremlin, two large helicopters took off from the aforesaid pads...and flew right over us.  I got a thrill thinking I was so close to Putin (maybe, as I don't know who was in the helicopters).  I decided to take a photo of the helicopters as they flew over...but, strangely, I couldn't.  My camera jammed the entire time I was trying to take the photos...about 30 or 40 seconds...and then the helicopters were gone into the distance.
I laughed and remarked to my companion that the Russians must have some secret device to jam cameras....

Article copied from theNortherntruthseeker

"New Article From Jim Stone Absolutely Verifies My Report From Mid-April On Russian Aircraft Turning Off US Aegis Cruiser's Defenses!

Several months back I put up an article that stated that a Russian SU24 fighter plane buzzed an American Aegis Cruiser, the USS Donald Cook, while the ship was near Russian territorial waters near the Crimean peninsula in the Black Sea. (Read my previous article here).   That Russian aircraft then proceeded to do the unthinkable by "turning off" the Aegis cruiser's defenses using new state of the art Russian electronic jamming technology!   The plane then was able to do several simulated bomb runs at the helpless cruiser without one shot being fired from the cruiser itself... It was a shocking display of how far the Russians have come in terms of electronic warfare technology and a severe slap in the face to the American navy and the US government itself....  Since the time of that initial report, I have had some horrendous comments put up at that article that have called the article "laughable" and "ridiculous"... Knowing what I do know about radar and telecommunications, and how far ahead Russia has always been with their radar technology, I absolutely refused to dismiss the article's findings....

Now, I feel vindicated... For Jim Stone, over at Jim Stone Freelance ( just put up an article the other day that absolutely backs up my initial report about this Russian plane being able to blind an American cruiser!   Right now, I want to present that Jim Stone article right here for everyone to see for themselves... I have my usual thoughts and comments to follow:

Thus far, America has never in recent times done battle against a real military. Russia made an active demonstrated threat last April that never made the mainstream press which no doubt proves that Russia and all current Russian allies can probably blow the U.S. Navy away.


What frightened the USS Donald Cook so much in the Black Sea?

The State Department acknowledged that the crew of the destroyer USS Donald Cook has been gravely demoralized ever since their vessel was flown over in the Black Sea by a Russian Sukhoi-24 (Su-24) fighter jet which carried neither bombs nor missiles but only an electronic warfare device. On 10 April 2014, the USS Donald Cook entered the waters of the Black Sea and on 12 April a Russian Su-24 tactical bomber flew over the vessel triggering an incident that, according to several media reports, completely demoralized its crew, so much so that the Pentagon issued a protest.
The USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) is a 4th generation guided missile destroyer whose key weapons are Tomahawk cruise missiles with a range of up to 2,500 kilometers, and capable of carrying nuclear explosives. This ship carries 56 Tomahawk missiles in standard mode, and 96 missiles in attack mode.

The US destroyer is equipped with the most recent Aegis Combat System. It is an integrated naval weapons system which can link together the missile defense systems of all vessels embedded within the same network, so as to ensure the detection, tracking and destruction of hundreds of targets at the same time. In addition, the USS Donald Cook is equipped with 4 large radars, whose power is comparable to that of several stations. For protection, it carries more than fifty anti-aircraft missiles of various types.

Meanwhile, the Russian Su-24 that buzzed the USS Donald Cook carried neither bombs nor missiles but only a basket mounted under the fuselage, which, according to the Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta [2], contained a Russian electronic warfare device called Khibiny.

As the Russian jet approached the US vessel, the electronic device disabled all radars, control circuits, systems, information transmission, etc. on board the US destroyer. In other words, the all-powerful Aegis system, now hooked up - or about to be - with the defense systems installed on NATO’s most modern ships was shut down, similar to turning off the TV set with the remote control.

The Russian Su-24 then simulated a missile attack against the USS Donald Cook, which was left literally deaf and blind. As if carrying out a training exercise, the Russian aircraft - unarmed - repeated the same maneuver 12 times before flying away.
Read more here 

This confirms that Russia has an inexpensive plane mounted device that can incapacitate the Navy and allow even an insignificant military force to blow it away. GAME CHANGER.