Research

A Russian Radar Resonates With Iran - February 2024

Summary; This blog entry uses Publicly Available information (PAI) to describe the Iranian implementation of the Russian-built Rezonans-NE Very High Frequency (VHF) radar (referred to as Ghadir in Iran); to include assertions that the Iranian Air Defense force has, in the past, used the Ghadir  to detect American F-35 fighter aircraft flying near the Iranian border. 

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Close Encounters of the AI Kind - December 2023

Summary: This blog entry describes a notional Electronic Warfare (EW) concept conceived by EW Analytics LLC that potentially could be used to  counter the type of Artificial Intelligence (AI)  functionality seemingly embedded in Russian-built, Arctic-based "Cognitive Radars" (as intimated in publicly available information (PAI) posted on the Internet).

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In Search of AI in the Arctic - October 2023

Summary:  This blog entry uses publicly available information (PAI) to take the reader from an island in the Barents Sea to an office building in Moscow as part of an investigation by EW Analytics LLC into the claim of the Russian military that it has deployed “Cognitive Radars’’ in the Arctic with embedded Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology  designed to enhance detection of NATO aircraft in that region. 

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"Shamrocks" and "Shells" of the Arctic - September 2023

Summary: This blog entry uses Internet-accessible Publicly Available Information (PAI) to describe the deployment of Russian-built Pantsir (aka “Shell”) surface-to-air missile (SAM)/anti-aircraft artillery (AAA) gun systems to provide point air defense of the “Arctic Shamrock” set of military installations located across Russia’s “High North” as part of the country’s recent militarization of the region. 

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Getting the "VIP Treatment" Arctic Style - July 2023

Summary: In this blog entry, EW Analytics LLC describes how the Russian-built VIP-117M3 Mobile Indicator Post vehicle is used by Russian military Aviation Guidance Points to help guide MiG-31BM interceptors to targets. System capabilities described in the blog were derived from publicly available information (PAI) that is accessible on the Internet and are  presented in the context of an Arctic-based scenario of the near-future. 

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"Observing Olga" - June 2023

Summary:  This blog entry explores Electronic Warfare (EW)-related content posted on Social Media by an individual who self-describes as a High Frequency (HF) "radio observer" by the name of "Olga H..." and whose stated priority is to monitor Russian Air Force (RuAF) strategic aviation aircraft such as the Tu-95MS bomber.  EW Analytics LLC concludes that "Olga H..." is a timely and credible source of Publicly Available Information (PAI) that can be used  for Situation Awareness (SA) of Russian strategic aviation bomber aircraft operations in the Arctic and  related HF radio communications. 

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"Arctic Air Ops & ADS-B" - March 2023

Summary:  This blog entry describes the Internet-enabled use of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) data  by  Russian media outlets to report on military aircraft operations in the Arctic. Additional Publicly Available Information (PAI) is presented in this blog entry which addresses whether or not Arctic-based Russian air defense units could also use ADS-B data to track military aircraft of interest. 

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"Resonating with Arctic Radars"  -  November 2022 

Summary: Publicly Available Information (PAI) suggests that reported improvements in Russia's radar-based detection  of adversarial aircraft in Arctic airspace are the result of the recent deployment of multiple Rezonans-N radar stations to  sites in the western region of Russia's Arctic territory.  This blog entry uses PAI to describe the novel design of the Rezonans-N Very High Frequency (VHF) radar, its exploitation of  signal behavior in the "resonance region" of the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) and its attendant Electronic Warfare (EW) -related attributes.

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"One Day in the Life of Ivan ... " - August 2022

Summary: According to Publicly Available Information (PAI), the Russian Government allowed members of the international press to tour Russia’s furthest north military installation in May of 2021. This facility is referred to as the “Arctic Trefoil” and is collocated with Nagurskoye Airbase, which recently began to house MiG-31BM fighter/interceptor aircraft. The tour included a visit with "Captain Ivan ..." who was identified as the deputy commander and senior engineer of the radar company that is adjacent to the “Arctic Trefoil”.  This blog entry uses PAI to try and corroborate what "Captain Ivan ..." told the press about daily radar operations at Nagurskoye Airbase and the support his radar company provides to the Aviation Guidance Point at the airbase which  directs  MiG-31BM aircraft to targets in Arctic airspace.

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"Old School, New War " - June 2022

Summary:  This blog entry uses Publicly Available Information (PAI) accessible on the Internet to examine why the Russian-built PRV-13 radio altimeter, aka Height Finder (HF) radar,  that first came on the scene in the 1970s, was an early target in the war in Ukraine in 2022 and why it may be a  critical node  in possible future Russian air combat in Arctic air space.

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https://www.sb.by/articles/v-ikh-rukakh-klyuchi-ot-neba.html

"The Radar That Came in From the Cold" – April 2022


Summary: During the past few years, the Russian Military and Defense Industry and Media used the Internet to tout the deployment and utilization of Sopka-2 radars at upgraded air defense sites in the Arctic. 

In 2021 the Belarus military and media announced that a Sopka-2 radar had been commissioned and put on alert at Baranovichi Airfield in Belarus which is located approximately 150 KM due north of the Ukrainian border.  From this location the Sopka-2 radar could become a significant enabler of Russian air operations over Northern Ukraine as the war continues.

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"High North, High Frequency" - April 2021

Summary: Related to its on-going militarization of the Arctic, Russia recently submitted a claim to the United Nations (UN) for that organization to acknowledge Russia’s assertion that its continental shelf extends as far north as the North Pole. If approved, this claim will place a large portion of the Arctic under the dominion of Russia and will also impact the Russian Air Force’s (RuAF) use of the High Frequency (HF) portion of the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS). This blog entry uses Publicly Available Information (PAI) accessible on the Internet to provide insights into  HF radio usage by MiG-31BM aircraft and the associated HF radio capabilities of ground-based "Aviation Guidance Points" that support MiG-31BM missions over Russia's "High North".

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"Across the Arctic Airwaves" - March 2021

Summary: Russia's militarization of the Arctic not only results in the presence of more weapons systems and military installations in the "High North" but also in increased military activity in the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS). Information that is available to the public on the Internet provides insights into how one element of Russia's Arctic militarization effort (i.e., the "Aviation Guidance Point") is equipped to use the EMS to support fighter/interceptor aircraft missions in the Arctic. 

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The War of the Radomes - December 2020

Summary:  Based on information available to the public on the Internet, this blog entry describes how a "stand-by" radar can be used to try and mitigate the effect of Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) against the radar during an Electronic Warfare (EW) scenario. 

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"Air Route Radar Complexes" and "Aviation Guidance Points" in the Arctic - August 2020

Summary:  Using information available to the public on the Internet, this blog entry explores the connection between "Air Route Radar Complexes" that have been  deployed at Russian "Aviation Guidance Points" across the Arctic and  Russian fighter/interceptor aircraft operations in that region.  

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