British-made parts for jamming systems and military radios are found in Russian weapons in Ukraine
- British-made components have been found in Russian weapons systems in Ukraine
- They were discovered by experts in equipment abandoned by Russian forces
- The Kremlin uses front companies and blackmail to obtain Western components
- Admiral attributes Russia’s battlefield failures to ‘incredible incompetence’
British-made components have been discovered in Russian weapons systems in Ukraine, triggering a British government investigation.
High-tech British parts for jamming systems and military radios have been discovered as experts pick out equipment abandoned by Russian forces.
A Borisoglebsk-2 mobile jamming system contained components manufactured in the UK, US, Germany, South Korea, Taiwan and the Netherlands.
Investigators from the Royal United Services Institute military think tank found the Kremlin used shell companies, middlemen and blackmail to obtain Western components.
It seems the manufacturers don’t know where the parts end up.
Russian army tanks drive during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade to be held in Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square on May 9
The UK Department for International Trade is currently investigating how it can prevent the use of British-made parts by the Russian war machine.
It is believed that Russia has lost 40,000 soldiers, killed, captured or wounded, as well as thousands of tanks and aircraft since the start of the war.
Admiral James Stavridis, former NATO commander, last night attributed Russia’s failures on the battlefield to “incredible incompetence”.