WASHINGTON, 10 Oct â€“ RIA Novosti. Russia effectively uses electronic warfare that actively uses drones and missiles, said the commander of the US army in Europe, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges.
“They (Russia â€“ ed.) showed that they still really effective means of electronic warfare. They showed a lot of action with the participation of drones,” he said in an interview with Defense News, commenting on the past in September of the Russian-Belarusian exercises “West-2017”.
“They confirmed what we suspected, that the basis of their warfare are still of a rocket of distant radius of action and rocket artillery,” said the General.
According to him, also during the exercises, Russia has tested a new control system and control forces which the US intends to perform in order to understand “how effective”.
Joint strategic exercises “West-2017” was held on the territory of Belarus and Russia from 14 to 20 September under the leadership of the chiefs of General staffs of the armed forces of the two countries. The maneuvers were watched by 95 representatives from 50 countries. The exercises were involved 12,7 thousands of troops were involved up to 680 units of armament and military vehicles, 70 aircraft and helicopters, 10 ships.