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BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 A.M.) – Ukraine’s electronic warfare systems helped the Israeli military spot the positions of the Syrian air defense around Damascus, Avia-Pro reported on Monday.

According to the publication, the success of the Israeli attack in Syria was due to the fact that Ukraine had provided the electronic reconnaissance complex.

Chinese specialists reportedly pointed this out, noting that it was thanks to the intelligence complex of the mobile radio ‘Kolchuga’ that the Israeli Air Force has obtained accurate data on the location of all systems.

The Ukrainian Kolchuga reportedly helped the Israeli Air Force identify several Syrian air defense systems, including the Tor system and the ZRPK. “Pantsir-S”, C-75 and radar JY-28.

“Given the greater precision of the Israeli military strikes, it is logical to assume that this was achieved only through modern means of electronic recognition, in particular, it could also apply to the Kolchuga complex, which has was recently transferred to the Israeli armaments “, an analyst noted.

The specialist also noted that before the transfer of the Kolchuga electronic recognition complex, the Israeli army treated the new strikes against Syria with extreme caution, which could also indicate that it is thanks to “the help” from Ukraine that the positions of air defense and radar systems have been identified.

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The Chinese should know as they buy a lot of military gear off the Ukrainians.

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Karel Vd Geest

It seems Turkey too.

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Turkey is providing military help to Ukraine against Russia… You’d surely be surprised would you take a look at what companies like Roketsan or TAI or other Turkish Mil-Indus’ complex companies are producing. There is very very serious modern gear and they have many export clients. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defense_industry_of_Turkey#Today's_Turkish_defense_industry https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/turkey-builds-military-industrial-complex-match-its-ambitions As you see, it’s pretty serious. On the other side, the Ukrainian MIC is a bit screwed as it highly interacted with Russian companies and subcontractor. Thus Russia loses stuff too : no more Antonov design bureau and main plant and no more Black-Sea shipyards, the only ones with a dry-dock enough… Read more »

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Except that the “specialists” who wrote the article don’t even know what Kolchuga’s purpose is!

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Ukraine’s a traitor nation

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Given the situation in the Crimea and eastern Ukraine the Russians will have been paying close attention to the effectiveness of this Ukrainian-supplied system. The Syrian area of operations has been used very effectively by the Russians to test the effectiveness in actual combat conditions of their military hardware and systems; they will probably be very concerned to gauge the effectiveness of Ukraine’s electronic warfare systems and will urgently be seeking to introduce counter-measures.

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Kolchuga is a passive EARLY WARNING RADAR receiver. The guy(s) who wrote this “analysis” is a true blue idiot! Kolchuga helps detecting aircraft from 500-800km thanks to their own emissions (radar, radio, etc) as much as detecting reflexions from other radars while Kalchuga itsels emits nothing, so it can’t be targetted by e.g. anti-radiation missiles or by active jamming since you don’t know where is the asset to jam… It’s a 32 year old system and, IMHO, Israelis purchased it in order to create a new interesting gear to include in their IADS by networking a very different asset to… Read more »

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Ukrainian defense capabilities are severely underestimated. Especially as far as their industry is concerned.

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Not really… Note that thanks to Ukrainian crisis, Airbus’ A400M still has no competitor while Antonov An-70 is the only one in the same range of use, but Antonov barely can’t build aircraft without Russian subcontractors.
IMHO, Israelis acquired Kolchuga to modernise it and so Elta can start competing Thales on the passive radars market while spending much less in R&D at the same time.
What is said about Kolchuga in the article is total bullshït!