UAV created in Russia for electronic warfare against enemy drones

Specialists of the Moscow Border Institute have developed a UAV that is capable of incapacitating enemy drones and electronic systems. At the same time, the device can withstand a whole swarm of enemy drones.

At the heart of the new UAV is a projectile that uses an electromagnetic pulse generator with an integrated remote detonation system. The drone is equipped with optical and infrared cameras at the top and bottom, respectively, and on the folding wings there are solar panels, the electricity generated from which is used in flight.

Inside the device are a complex for providing control and communication, a satellite navigation module, a parachute, a battery and an electric motor with folding blades. The drone also has a solid propellant upper stage located in the rear of the device.

When launched, the drone reaches a certain height, after which the upper stage is separated from it. The drone then spreads its wings and continues flying using electricity from the solar panel and battery. When approaching the object of attack, the UAV detonates the pulse generator, which leads to a burst of electromagnetic radiation that disables enemy weapons control systems. Additional damage is caused by parts of an exploding electromagnetic generator.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 18 January 2023 13: 32
    Peremoga ... That is, an expensive, modern, UAV flies up to someone else and explodes.
    Will it be more expensive than the bulk of opponents?
  2. Dmitry Volkov Offline Dmitry Volkov
    Dmitry Volkov (Dmitry Volkov) 18 January 2023 14: 14
    The topic needs to be developed, firstly, UAVs like Geranium2 fly in inertia, and the programmer is protected from external influences, this is what kind of interference pulse is needed for it to burn out, and secondly, spreading any devices from the UAV to destroy another UAV leads to the destruction of both, thirdly, you probably need a Lancet-type UAV with a detonation for destruction, the question is how to aim it at an UAV that still needs to be detected in WWI? what
  3. Vladimir80 Offline Vladimir80
    Vladimir80 18 January 2023 15: 24
    another worthless and even harmful "project" that has no analogues in the world, instead of building simple quadrocopters and kamikaze UAVs themselves, they invent a "bicycle" that will never enter service ...
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  4. Enoch Offline Enoch
    Enoch (Enoch) 18 January 2023 17: 08
    Additional damage is caused by parts of an exploding electromagnetic generator.

    - this is probably the main highlight of this miracle device. How much does the generator weigh?
  5. calligrapher Lev_Nikolaevich (Dmitriy) 18 January 2023 19: 27
    If he has a parachute, then in theory he should return. Then he must be taught to "close his eyes" at the time of the detonation of EM ammunition.
    In general, the text looks like a hoax.
  6. usm5 Offline usm5
    usm5 (George) 18 January 2023 23: 11
    Everything is fine, but it should not be a kamikaze drone, but an impact drone with an internal combustion engine that strikes with EMP ammunition, but does not die itself. Once again, they did something wrong.
    1. calligrapher Lev_Nikolaevich (Dmitriy) 19 January 2023 10: 43
      This drone is not a kamikaze. Judging by an earlier publication -
      it is designed to intercept foreign drones at the border.
      Finds it, flies up from above, and drops an EMP projectile.
      After that, he descends by parachute. It is obvious that they are going to use it over its territory.
      The source of the patent is doubtful - the border institute.
      This institution is not a research institute, it produces border guards, not developments.
      If this R&D really exists, then it is developed elsewhere.
  7. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 19 January 2023 02: 11
    So far, the article is only advertising, let's wait for the facts, they are very overfed with promises that have not come true. Of course, the development of UAVs and Counter UAVs will be accelerated, the time for new weapons has come and the war is only a help .. And most importantly, the new product should be viable and effective.
  8. Vasya 225 Offline Vasya 225
    Vasya 225 (Vyacheslav) 19 January 2023 10: 19
    This is a terrible misfortune if the border institute is forced to develop something instead of specialists. I do not believe.
  9. lord-palladore-11045 (Konstantin Puchkov) 19 January 2023 10: 26
    I am happy for the specialists of the Moscow Border Institute, but where are all these hunters, t-14s of the Armata and other SVO sweets? The road is a spoon for dinner, and a weapon for battle. And what else this new UAV will show is also another question, and how long it will have to wait. And time goes by.
  10. Alexey Lan Offline Alexey Lan
    Alexey Lan (Alexey Lantukh) 19 January 2023 14: 14
    Well, the electromagnetic bomb in the USSR and possibly in Russia was developed earlier. Well, the border guards attached wings and a motor to it. Developed - this does not mean that "THIS" will be quickly produced.
    1. Adm Hts Offline Adm Hts
      Adm Hts (AdmHts) 19 January 2023 22: 05
      electromagnetic bomb

      it is a source of energy and a generator (microwave)
      moreover, the source must convert the energy of the explosion (plasma) into electricity ...
      moreover, the microwave radiation strength is inversely proportional to the distance ...
      and it is lost almost exponentially ...
      how to shove this design into a projectile that the drone "carries", and then it flies to the target itself, an interesting question ...
      the Americans, bombing the Belgrade television center, in order to destroy the equipment, used tomahawks as a carrier (up to 500 kg of payload in warheads), and directed and blew up next to the TV center to burn the chips ...
  11. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 20 January 2023 17: 18
    By the way, it was today that a note "The concept of an UAV with electromagnetic weapons ...." was published on VO.
    According to the description - it is about this UAV.
    According to her: "An UAV has been created in Russia for electronic warfare ..." - just ... not true (politely)

    There is no UAV, there is no layout, there are no tests, there are no calculations of air performance, there are no drawings and there is no clarity about control either.

    What is? a rough outline and a patent describing the idea. Everybody.
  12. Raymond Offline Raymond
    Raymond (Raymond) 27 January 2023 22: 40
    New "Predator" MQ 9?