Indian army has ordered the Himshakti electronic warfare system .Which will cost 2000 cr.‘It is a Track and wheel-based EW system which will provide offensive and defensive capability to the army in battlefield.This EW system has been designed for the mechanized formation.During any conflict its really important that the mechanized army which is responsible for penetrating the line of defense should be protected from electronic attack.Since this EW system is mobile .It will be a force multiplier for army.As it can be used for signal intelligence, surveillance, analysis, interception, direction finding, and position fixing, listing, prioritizing and jamming of all communication and radar signals from HF to MMW.
It will also protect our own electronic assets in battle field.Addition of such system will paralyze the enemy and degrade its will to fight the war. This system can used along with tank formation.Can play crucial role in disrupting tank communication,sensors and its guidance system.It can suppress enemy artillery observation post communication.Where in enemy might see the movement .But cannot provide location coordinates to artillery battery It will be very crucial in tense situation where it can be deployed near to enemy area or in stand off range for surveillance, analysis, interception, direction finding, and position fixing, listing, prioritising and jamming of all communication and radar signals from HF to MMW. Todays war is network centric war.Disrupting and intercepting the enemy network will be a game changer for any army in war.Though it can be considered as baby step.Yet this indigenous system will help developing next generation war.The range and other parameters are highly classified.
Russia with limited defence budget and falling economy can challenge and win with any nation because of its superior grade EW system.India need both quality and quantity of EW system as thread of two front war is real