02 Dec '15, 5pm

Wishful thinking: new Turkish #EW system hardly a threat to #S400 https://t.co/BrXrJ7WfBv #military https://t.co/pXMAgChIk4

Wishful thinking: new Turkish #EW system hardly a threat to #S400 https://t.co/BrXrJ7WfBv #military https://t.co/pXMAgChIk4

© Sputnik/ Mikhail Syritsa Smoke and Mirrors: Russian Aircraft Get a Sleek New Countermeasure According to the newspaper, the system, called Koral and manufactured by the Turkish corporation ASELSAN, is an analogue of the Russian Krasukha EW system and is meant to counter the Russian S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile deployed at the Hmeymim airbase in Syria. However, Vladimir Mikheev, an advisor to the first deputy CEO of KRET — the largest radio-electronic holding and top manufacturer of electronic warfare equipment in Russia – remained skeptical about Koral’s ability to defeat S-400. "Koral is a ground-based EW system, and in order to effectively counter surface-to-air missiles, especially the kind of missiles that the S-400 uses – missiles that are specifically designed to withstand enemy electronic countermeasures – you need air-based EW systems," Mikheev told media....

Full article: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20151202/1031139763/tur...

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