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A brand-new electronic warfare system which the Russian Armed Forces brought into service this year has been identified in eastern Ukraine, along with several other modern systems, according to a study by DFRLab, published on the website Bellingcat. According to the report, the OSCE monitoring group has recently published what is likely its most important discoveries related to Russia electronic warfare in the Donbas: sightings of four modern Russian EW systems, including the new RB109-A Bylina system, that was first deployed during the Zapad 2017 exercises and was only this year introduced to the Russian Armed Forces.

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Even though the OSCE SMM to Ukraine did not publish their findings until August 11, their short-range drone observed four Russia EW systems on July 28. It is unclear why the group did not publish the findings for two weeks. Read more…..