Today is the Day of specialist electronic warfare (EW). In Russia's largest developer of EW equipment is included in the State Corporation Rostekhnadzor JSC "Concern" Radio-electronic technology "(KRET). As part KRET formed Specialized sub-holding for the development, production and testing systems and electronic warfare systems. According to leading consulting firms Strategy Partners Group and Frost and Sullivan average annual rate of growth of the Russian market systems and electronic warfare in the period from 2010 to 2020 will be about 18% per year. In 2012, the market volume exceeded $ 400 million, with the share of products in KRET weapon control systems, electronic warfare is about 94%. The global revenue producers of EW in 2012 amounted to 7.1 billion dollars, while the share of KRET reached 5.6%. Analysts expect that by 2020, the global market will increase by more than 2-fold to $ 15 billion, and the share of the domestic market in this volume is not less than 10%.
"The current realities require the development and production of a significant number of samples of EW equipment, different purpose, the magnitude of the task and place-based, — the chief designer of systems and electronic warfare, Deputy Director General Yury KRET Majewski. — This task is performed more than 120 enterprises and organizations of the military-industrial complex. "
To avoid unnecessary competition between developers and manufacturers of systems and electronic warfare, to avoid duplication of research and development and ensure a unified state policy in the field of development and production of EW 3 May 2007 in accordance with the Government was formed Council general (main) designers on the major direction " electronic warfare systems and facilities. "
In April 1904 during the defense of Port Arthur Russian troops first used electronic warfare tactics, using the formulation of radio interference. Battleship sailors 'Victory' and specialists telegraph station to suppress the broadcast of Japanese ships-spotters "Nisshin" and "Kasuga". As a result, none of the shells under enemy targets. In May 1999 by the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation on April 15 was declared the Day of specialist electronic warfare.
State Corporation "Russian Technologies" (Rostekhnadzor) — Russian corporation, established in 2007 to promote the development, production and export of high-tech industrial products for civil and military purposes. It includes 663 organizations, of which at present is formed 8 holding companies in the military-industrial complex, a 5 — to civilian industries. Rostekhnadzor organization are located in 60 regions of the Russian Federation and deliver products to market more than 70 countries worldwide. Net income in 2011 amounted to 45.6 billion rubles, the tax payments to the budgets of all levels reach 100 billion rubles.
Concern "Radio-electronic technology" (KRET) — Russia's largest center instrument for defense and civilian industries. It was established in 2009. It is a part of the State Corporation Rostekhnadzor. Is engaged in the development and production of electronic warfare (EW), avionics (electronic systems for aircraft) systems, IFF (GO), instrumentation for various purposes (IA), electrical connectors and cable systems, various household appliances, medical devices. The concern includes 95 major organizations located in 28 regions of the Russian Federation. The number of employees holding — more than 60 thousand people. Products are exported to over 60 countries.