Description: The subject of the article is the passive means of radio-electronic protection of objects. The purpose of the article is to de-velop new proposals for the improvement of passive means of radio-electronic protection of objects from the influence of modern and perspective means of detection and damage throughout the range of the electromagnetic spectrum. The analysis of principles of construction and functioning of modern and perspective means of detection and defeat is carried out. The main directions of the further development of systems and means of reducing the visibility in the optical range of wavelengths, which will increase more than one and a half times the average time detection of objects of protection. Estimates of the radiation contrast of the hori-zontal surfaces of the object for the standard version and for variants with measures of reduction of visibility in the infrared wa-velength range are given. The laser range of wavelengths is proposed to use an acoustic-optical modulator to reduce the object's visibility, which will allow a significant portion of the energy of the laser beam to be concentrated in narrow angular sectors. Based on the reflection and emitting properties of the typical backgrounds of the underlying surface, the most rational directions for reducing the radar and radio thermal visibility of weapons and military equipment are determined. Assessments of radio-electronic protection of military objects are carried out on the basis of the use of promising passive means of protection, which show the fundamental possibility of providing the necessary values of reflecting properties of objects of protection at working frequencies of modern and perspective means of damage. The practical, military and tactical and economic aspects of the use of the proposed proposals for radio-electronic defense of weapons and military equipment that reduce the visibility throughout the range of the electromagnetic spectrum, provide high efficiency in mass production and do not use significant structural changes in the objects of protection are determined.
Keywords: reduced visibility, radio-electronic protection, high-precision weapons, weapons and military equipment.