The bad news is the new weapon system isn't operational yet. It still needs to be tested. Yet consider what this could mean if the tests are successful.
One thing is clear: we can't go on as we've been going, with every tinpot regime on the planet now able to buy its own nukes, and lunatics in Washington talking about 'limited' nuclear war as the way to settle Russia's hash and Russia in retaliation talking about dusting off its 'limited' nukes.
Do you realize what else this new weapon means? Vladimir Putin could walk off with the Nobel Peace Prize yet. In 2013 I wrote that Putin wasn't God; that he couldn't save Americans from themselves a second time. Maybe I was wrong. Maybe he can do it twice.
Russia claims to have super weapon that disables western satellites and long range arms
by WILL STEWART
July 5, 2015
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (U.K.)
Russia is boasting a major advance in electronic warfare technology enabling Vladimir Putin’s armed forces to zap foreign military satellites, and “switch off” enemy weapons.
The new system will muzzle the guidance systems of Western cruise missiles and other high-precision arms, it is claimed.
Its Russian makers say it is a “fundamentally new electronic warfare system” which can be mounted on ground-based as well as air- and sea-borne carriers.
Russia’s Radio-Electronic Technologies Group (KRET) deputy chief Yuri Mayevsky said: “The system will target the enemy’s deck-based, tactical, long-range and strategic aircraft, electronic means and suppress foreign military satellites’ radio-electronic equipment.”
“It will not be based on satellites as this is prohibited by international rules and we comply with this rule.”
The Russian hailing of its new super weapon comes as relations with the West are at their lowest ebb since the collapse of the Soviet Union, with fears of a new Cold War.
[Pundita note: The new Cold War is at least a decade old; right now the fear among sane people is of a hot war with Russia.]
President Vladimir Putin has invested heavily in rebuilding his country’s military might, which has lagged behind the West since the end of the Soviet era.
The new technology “will fully suppress communications, navigation and target location, and the use of high-precision weapons”, said Mikheyev, who did not give further details of the claimed military breakthrough.