Casual observers might have been surprised to see government-linked US and UK experts praising Russia’s electronic warfare skills in a popular Mainstream Media outlet, especially with regards to pointing out how they neutralized what had previously been considered to be one of Kiev’s “wunderwaffen”. Those who closely follow the emerging narrative, however, wouldn’t have been caught off guard at all since this development fully conforms to the latest trend.
My personal impression, after very closely following this proxy war, is this: The Russian decision makers deal with the reality of armed conflict AS IT IS, making rational, informed decisions. The US and its vassal Ukraine try to create a narrative, fictional reality, hoping that eventually this fiction will become real (e.g., maybe there will be a popular uprising in Russia; maybe the entire Russian armed forces will panic in awe of our superior propaganda; etc). I too have noted the strange admission about Russian superior electronic jamming capabilities in the Western legacy propaganda press. Thank for providing a possible explanation for this strange admission.
"More importantly, subtly preconditioning pro-Kiev supporters not to place all their hopes in this latest 'wunderwaffe'."
Even more importantly, preconditioning and preparing everyone to justify upgrading less adequate and ageing aircraft — F-16s? — to make full use of the potential investing them in the Ukraine logically requires.