Ukrainian army destroys Russian radar jammer in video

Ukrainian forces launched an artillery strike targeting a sophisticated Russian radar jamming system near Kharkiv, video shows.

Ukraine’s military on Wednesday released a 30-second aerial recording of what it says were the aftermath of a violent attack on an enemy military installation equipped with the R-330Zh radar jamming system.

Footage shows flames and plumes of thick, black smoke billowing from the blasted facility.

The Ukrainian army released a video showing the destruction of a Russian radar jamming device near Kharkiv.
Ukrainian Assault Troops Command
The R-330Zh device is used to
The R-330Zh device is used for “automated detection, direction finding and analysis of radio signals”.
Ukrainian Assault Troops Command
The video includes a graphic that reads
The video includes a graphic that reads “Death to Russian invaders”.
Ukrainian Assault Troops Command

The equipment, also known as “Zhitel”, was destroyed in a joint operation between air assault forces and ground forces, officials said.

The video ends with a graphic that reads: “Death to Russian invaders”.

Ukraine said the system is “designed for automated detection, direction finding and analysis of radio signals”.

A destroyed Russian combat vehicle in Malaya Rohan, Ukraine, near Kharkive, May 19, 2022.
A destroyed Russian combat vehicle in Malaya Rohan, Ukraine, near Kharkiv, May 19, 2022.
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The Army Technology website reported that the “Zhitel” machine is also capable of jamming satellite and cellular communication systems.

Ukraine has not identified the location of the strike, but Business Insider reported that wheelchair detectives on social media had geolocated it to a hamlet outside Izyum, 120 km to the southeast. from Kharkov.

Russian troops have been driven out of the area by Ukrainian forces in recent days.

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