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The MANDAT-B1E jamming complex

The electronic component of military action is one of the most important prerequisites for modern armed forces to be able to attain success in their operations. The experience of recent conflicts clearly demonstrates the exceptional importance of the data and electronic phase which, without any exaggeration, ensures successful use of all forces and means of a military alignment.

Ukrainian designers have traditionally offered the most up-to-date developments in this sphere. The MANDAT-B1E jamming complex is one of the most recent items produced by the Topaz state joint stock holding company in Donetsk. The MANDAT-B1E jamming complex is designed for the detection, direction finding and analysis of signals used in modern radio communications, for identifying the coordinates of threat radio beaming sources and jamming communication channels within the 1.5-1,000 MHz working frequencies range. At the same time, the system is capable of generating frequency/phase-synchronized spot/barrage jamming beams to disrupt and disable land-based communications. The MANDAT-B1E jams radio communication lines, both fixed and programmable frequency-hopping, regardless of the type of modulation used. The system ensures effective jamming of up to 105 fixed-frequency radio communication lines or up to 18 hopping-frequency radio communication lines within the entire range of its working frequencies. The system allows for information on hostile electronic emissions to be obtained and displayed in real time. It also supports work with electronic maps of the terrains of interest, and provides identification of priority jamming sectors; control over and jamming of hostile communication channels; detection of new hostile emitters while jamming the earlier detected ones; accumulation, documentation and storage of the information obtained; transmission of output reports to authorized users via communication links.

The MANDAT complex is installed on KrAZ-type cross country truck chassis, enabling the system to be rapidly redeployed even on difficult terrains. The system's stations are equipped with autonomous power supply units, air conditioners as well as ventilation and heating systems. The equipment in the stations can operate at ambient temperatures ranging from -50oC to +50o C, which means that the system is suitable for employment in almost all regions of the world.

The system's designers recommend the following optimum composition of the system:

  • R-330PM control station (mounted on the KrAZ-type cross-country truck chassis);
  • three R-330UK PC-based HF/VHF ECW surveillance radar stations (mounted on the KrAZ-type cross country truck chassis);
  • three R-330KM2 PC-based HF jamming stations (mounted on the KrAZ-type cross-country truck chassis);
  • three R-330UM2-1 PC-based VHF-1 jamming stations (mounted on the VEPR-type armored vehicle chassis);
  • three R-330UM2-2 PC-based VHF-2 jamming stations (mounted on the VEPR-type armored vehicle chassis).

At the same time, two PC-based ECW reconnaissance stations and two jamming stations for each frequency range is the minimum possible composition of a complex.