Presidential Decree number 549 of the May 31 2006 "On establishing professional holidays and memorial days in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation" was established by the professional holiday of professionals engaged in electronic warfare. This professional holiday celebrated 15 April.
April 15, 1904 two Japanese armored cruisers, "Nisshin" and "Kasuga" carry out "a third double-throw shooting" on the inner roads, forts and fortress of Port Arthur. "Rocker" was called shooting with a curved trajectory missiles on targets somewhere over mountainous terrain, with no direct line of sight.
Acting Commander of the Pacific Fleet, Rear Admiral P. Ukhtomsky reported: "At 9:00 in the morning 11 minutes enemy armored cruisers" Nisshin "and" Kasuga "maneuvering south-south-west the lighthouse Lyaoteshan, double-throw shooting began on the fort and the inner harbor.
Since the beginning of shooting two enemy cruisers, selecting positions against the passage Lyaoteshanskogo cape, outside shots of the fortress began to telegraph immediately why a battleship "Victory" Gold Mountain and the station began to interrupt the enemy's big spark cables, believing that the cruisers reported shooting battleships of their shells hit. Enemies released more than 60 large-caliber projectiles. Hit in the court was not. "
The effectiveness of organized interference and confirmed by the Japanese themselves, "Since intercourse by wireless telegraph to our watching interrupted by enemy ships are located on the south-coast backbone of the entrance observation station, it was difficult to adjust the shooting, and the shells fell not enough accurately. "
's only been a year, and already began to appear first award for excellence in the industry military matter: radiotelegraph destroyer "Siberian shooter" Tit jig was awarded the George Cross for the fact that with the help of radio noise "score report enemy destroyer the discovery of Russian naval forces».
Tasks electronic warfare in that period were solved quite simply because the radio station used in Russian, and Japanese Navy, were about the same type — as a principle of action, and by construction: with spark transmitters, sometimes even some manufacturers. That opened up the opportunity to "score" of the message "big spark" — a strong signal of its transmitter.
priority of Russia in the field of electronic warfare respectfully acknowledge and foreign experts.
Electronic Warfare — almost the same age as the radio, the map in the plane of operations of the armed forces of opposition to the belligerent powers.
Who would have guessed that in the past one hundred years, this secondary, in general, a product of Radio Engineering "ugly duckling" transformed into a sparkling white bird, focus all the modern technology operations — collection and storage of military information, including target designation, reset information to the space on duty spacecraft, the use of high-precision homing guidance to selectively engage targets; techniques for creating active and passive jamming.