Radio-Electronic Technologies Concern (KRET) has completed three Mi8-MTPR1 complexes and sent them to the Russian military – these are Mi-8MTV-5-1 helicopters supplied with unique active jamming Richag-AV systems. This complex is able to provide group protection for airplanes, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, ground vehicles, and ships from air attacks, as well as enemy antiaircraft defense systems within a radius of several hundred kilometers.
The active jamming Richag-AV station has the ability to completely blind the enemy within a radius of several hundred kilometers. In addition, the Richag system contains a database with information on various military objects, which allows it to determine the type of target and select the most effective jamming to counter it.
One great feature of this station is its versatility, thanks to which it can be installed in helicopters and airplanes, land-based stationary or moving objects, and even ships.
The predecessor of this new helicopter complex is the active jamming station Smalta, developed in the 1970s to provide group protection for aviation. This station was located in a UAZ trailer and its coverage area was only 100 km.
The newest Mi-8MTPR-1 helicopter complex is designed for reconnaissance work and suppression of electronic command and control systems for troops and various military equipment of the adversary, including air and ground-based objects (air defense, artillery, anti-aircraft missiles and anti-aircraft artillery systems, as well as fighter aircraft).
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