from thefreeonline on 11th March 2023 by Reseau International
Russia has disabled NATO’s satellite links on the battlefields
“On the Ukrainian side of the front line, a major, albeit slow, breakthrough appears to be taking place.
For months, the only reason the Ukrainians have been able to contain the Russians is that their access, via mobile internet, to NATO satellite data and analytical information has allowed their artillery and rocket systems to accurately target Russian equipment and troops.
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This forced the Russians to act quickly: they moved into position, fired a salvo at a Ukrainian target and moved away before that position could be engaged.
The data came from Elon Musk’s 20,000 Starlink satellite internet terminals spread along the 1,000 km front line. As is often the case, the most effective form of technology is often counter-technology: cheap but effective devices that turn very expensive advanced technology into useless junk.
This is precisely what is happening now thanks to the efforts of bright young Russian engineers and scientists working at the Sestroretsk military plant.
They have achieved something that the American designers of the Starlink terminals thought impossible. Their new truck-mounted system of the Borschevik type is capable of locating active Starlink terminals in a 180-degree sector and a radius of 10 km with an accuracy of 5 meters.
It is a passive system, which means that it cannot be discovered by the signal it emits, as it does not emit a signal.
Private company “Sestroretsky weapons Zavod” has developed the “Borshchevik” complex, designed for direction finding of operating Starlink satellite Internet terminals.
The truck is a small moving target and the system does its job in two minutes if it is stationary and in 15 minutes if it is moving from one point to another, targeting up to 64 Starlink terminals at a time. The information is automatically transmitted to the artillery and missile batteries.
So far, the results have been very positive: Borschevik has been able to locate not only carefully camouflaged artillery emplacements, but also concentrations of foreign mercenaries (who are, no doubt, addicted to the Internet) and Ukrainian infantry detachments (who cannot fight without NATO telling them where to go and in which direction to direct their fire).
These positions were then razed to the ground using multiple rocket launch systems or guided missile systems such as the Krasnopol.
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With the help of Borschevik, Russian tactics will change. Whereas until now they had to “shoot and run” to avoid retaliatory fire, they will now be able to start by destroying all Starlink terminals in the area, then move to the front line with trucks full of ammunition and keep firing until nothing moves on the Ukrainian side, and only then advance with infantry, clearing and establishing new positions.
Without Starlink, Ukrainian troops will just sit and wait for NATO orders, not knowing where to go or where to fire and waiting for an opportunity to surrender.
Once there are enough Borschevik-equipped trucks along the front lines, the Ukrainians will have no choice but to leave their Starlink terminals off most of the time and turn them on periodically to receive new orders, though by then it may be too late to execute them or they may be attacked and destroyed before they can.
This is the Achilles heel of the US plan to attack Russia using a proxy army of mostly remote-controlled puppets, and the Russians have figured it out and found a way to exploit it: cut off their communications with NATO, and it’s pretty much done.Let’s see!
source Club Orlov
Translated by Hervé, reviewed by Wayan, for The Francophone Saker
see also: –https://cluborlov.wordpress.com/2023/02/03/is-the-ukrainian-front-about-to-crumble
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