Fears are growing that Russian aggression in Ukraine is preparing the way for war with the west. From a report in the Mirror, Vladimir Putin is playing hardball with the world.
A leaked British Army document reveals that Russian forces are improving their ability to combine their mighty tanks, artillery and other heavy weaponry with sophisticated electronic warfare.
Specifically they are honing their skills to jam enemy radio signals and render equipment like drones unusable.
The secret document concludes one of Russia’s goals in Ukraine is to practise “new methods of warfare as well as testing modern and prohibited weapons”.
These fears grow worse as Putin interferes with the US elections and his friendly association with Donald Trump. Russia has been testing certain strategies in the Ukraine with weapons and various tools to achieve wins elsewhere.
There are genuine concerns Russia’s mastery of tactics – including jamming and hacking – is a real game changer, threatening Nato aircraft, GPS-guided weapons and the ability of soldiers on the ground.
The kind of weaponry Russia is believed to be testing includes:
A device that uses acoustics to locate the position of snipers so they can be killed
Drones that fly in pairs – one lower than the other to draw fire while the other pinpoints targets
Text messages sent to entire communities minutes before an attack to create confusion and panic by spreading misinformation
Ways of making the enemy’s GPS navigation system falter and get them lost on the battlefield
Devices in civilian vehicles which can intercept soldiers’ communications.