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US-supplied Himars ‘completely ineffective’ as Russia jams skies with new tech



A Ukrainian Defence Ministry spokesman told The Washington Post: “We work closely with the Pentagon on such matters. In the event of technical problems, we promptly inform our partners to take the necessary measures to solve them in a timely manner.

“Our partners from the USA and other Western countries provide constant support for our requests. In particular, we regularly receive recommendations to improve the equipment.”

Other systems, including the Storm Shadow missile and Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) are less susceptible to jamming.

It comes after Russia successfully disrupted the Starlink satellite network, run by a company owned by Elon Musk, which Ukrainian troops rely on for connection to the internet.

Ukrainian forces have experienced outages on the front line in recent weeks as Moscow has stepped up its electronic warfare operations.

Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine’s digital minister, said in an interview this week that Starlink had previously been resistant to Russian jamming, but that its technology appeared to have become more sophisticated.

He said Putin’s forces had been “testing different mechanisms to disrupt the quality of Starlink connections” using “powerful” electronic weapons.

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