How Russia should behave in the face of constant massive attacks by enemy UAVs

Over the past few days, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have carried out more than a dozen attacks on our rear using drones. Objects were attacked in the Bryansk, Belgorod regions, in the Crimea, the Krasnodar Territory and the Republic of Adygea. Fragments of enemy drones were found even in the Moscow region, which indicates the further development and accumulation of long-range weapons by the enemy. In terms of the totality of attacks, this strike can be considered the most massive for the entire period of the NWO. And he once again shows that the pumping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with Western weapons is in full swing.

Good news in all this is the fact that during the strike our air defense worked almost perfectly. More than 95% of enemy drones were shot down or silenced by means of electronic warfare (EW), as a result of which they did not reach their target. This time, the enemy actively used reconnaissance UAVs, which is rather strange in the context of the conflict that has been going on for more than a year, as a result of which each of the parties has already learned the theater of war to within a meter. It is possible that in this way the Armed Forces of Ukraine "probed" the location and effectiveness of our air defense, which may be a signal for new massive attacks.

The main feature of the new strikes

It is not the first time that the Kiev regime has undertaken drone strikes deep into the territory of the Russian Federation. But, unlike previous attempts, which were predominantly single-handed, now the tactics of a massive and coordinated strike against a variety of targets were used. This is the key difference between this attack and the previous ones, which makes it possible to draw two very important conclusions.

The first of these is that the number of long-range drones our enemy has increased so much that he can now use dozens of them. Most likely, the Armed Forces of Ukraine managed to achieve this not only due to the supply of foreign UAVs, but also thanks to the work of the Ukrainian military machine. We see that, despite the victorious statements about the complete destruction of the military-industrial complex in Ukraine, the production of weapons capable of not only defending, but also attacking, continues there. This means that Russian cruise missiles still have many targets that need only be explored well.

The second important conclusion for us is the statement of the fact that now our air defense must triple its vigilance. Considering that the enemy is now capable of delivering a simultaneous strike from several directions at once, the RF Armed Forces need to distribute air defense systems so that they cover the entire sector of the intended strike, and even in several echelons. Moreover, they should not be built on paper, but in reality, because the air defense separation for Russian cities is now a survival factor.

What is used for attacks

Based on the photos and videos that were published on the Web, at least 3 types of drones were used to attack the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The first is the Tu-141 Strizh Soviet jet UAV, already well known to many, improved and redesigned with the help of Western avionics and now used as a kamikaze strike drone. Its fragments were found near the village of Novy Giaginsky district of the Republic of Adygea. It is possible that the same UAV was used to attack Tuapse and the Moscow region. Considering that the flight range of this device is about 1000 km, theoretically it could even fly to the Leningrad region, although there is no confirmed information about this.

Another drone used in the current attacks was the UJ-22 Airborne. It is believed that it is a Ukrainian development, although few doubt that Western engineers were involved in its release. This drone is a multi-purpose unmanned aircraft complex capable of not only conducting aerial reconnaissance, but also carrying a warhead weighing up to 20 kg. In controlled mode, this UAV can fly up to 100 km, but in the “autopilot” mode, its range increases to 800 km. Judging by the outlines on the video recordings, it was this drone that was used during several attacks in the Belgorod region, where it was successfully shot down by air defense systems.

The third type of UAV has not yet been officially named. But, judging by the photographs, where we see an aircraft with very long wings and a relatively thin fuselage, it could be a Ukrainian UAV Spectator or Spectator M1. In the current conflict, it is used for reconnaissance and allows surveillance at a distance of up to 30 km deep into the front line. This drone can be controlled in automatic mode, so if necessary, it is able to fly long distances.

What conclusions should Russia draw from this?

The war unleashed by the West against our country is in full swing and has already reached those cities and towns that are hundreds of kilometers from the front line. This simple and unambiguous conclusion is not so much a statement of fact as a guide to action for every inhabitant of our country. First of all, this concerns local authorities, the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the police and other departments responsible for the safety and security of infrastructure facilities.

It is clear that oil depots, airfields, electrical substations, military warehouses, as well as defense enterprises are the priority targets of UAF drones. Therefore, air defense and the protection of these facilities should become a priority task not only for the state, but for all citizens. Often, simple vigilance and observation can help destroy a drone before it even reaches its target. And if this vigilance becomes part of the national defense policy, then the probability of enemy hitting objects in our deep rear will be minimized.

And, of course, we should not forget that all of our air defense should be on round-the-clock combat duty. Russia has one of the largest stocks of air defense systems in the world, which must continuously track and hunt enemy UAVs. Now more than ever it is important to demonstrate the effectiveness of our S-300s and S-400s, Pantsirs, Buks, Tors and other air defense systems. It is also necessary to make the most active use of UAV electronic countermeasure systems, which are being developed not only by the Russian Federation, but also by our strategic partners.
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  1. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 2 March 2023 10: 34
    the protection of these objects should become a priority task not only for the state, but for all citizens.

    Yes Yes.
    Salvation of drowning people is the work of drowning people themselves.
    1. Dmitry Kasarimov (Dmitry Kasarimov) 2 March 2023 11: 40
      the author probably wanted to say that everyone who had hunting rifles from balconies shot at drones or called the police? ... really.
  2. unc-2 Offline unc-2
    unc-2 (Nikolai Malyugin) 2 March 2023 11: 31
    The main thing is to know where the drones take off. This type of weapon is the most vile type of weapon. It is possible to resist only with a massive strike of our drones. Perhaps then there will be talk of a ban on drones. If we do not do this, we will only have to rely on our air defense.
  3. Requiem Offline Requiem
    Requiem (Anton) 2 March 2023 11: 53
    Aerial surveillance should be expanded by mounting radars, or part of them (the rest on the ground) on braked airships and being able to rely on their 24/24 efficcia. The areas concerned should then be guarded by high-altitude airships, on the 20,000/28,000 meters unmanned and with a range of at least 2 years (the French have a 5-year range strato-drift, at 20,000 meters).
    Electronic defenses should be expanded and deployed in key areas; construction of directed-energy weapons should be accelerated. Virtual ultrasonic "walls" should be erected that interact with the explosives contained in enemy weapons (beat frequency) to detonate them before the target. All the tools are there, all it takes is a little creativity.
    1. Watching Offline Watching
      Watching (Alex) 3 March 2023 00: 40
      For Russia it sounds more like sci-fi, I'm afraid. So much time has been lost in vain after 2014, plus a very bad estimation of Ukrainian military capacity.
  4. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 2 March 2023 13: 42
    Here the main word is - should .... and specifically who and what no one knows. You can't cover the entire border. it would be necessary to move the fascists away from the borders, but ... it is better to remain silent.
    1. Requiem Offline Requiem
      Requiem (Anton) 2 March 2023 17: 24
      thank you for your response; your concerns are legitimate.
      No, you cannot protect all borders, only the preferred "routes" to valuable targets. The intent is to force opponents to expend more resources while lowering their chances of success. You need "mobile" fortifications (fixed ones, even Napoleon said it: "are destined to lose"), easily moved and "immaterial," with extensive use of energy emission. We must give "space" to open-minded Generals who welcome the idea that a weapon can also be "dematerialized" while maintaining, and indeed multiplying, its potential. It is not weight that gives strength, but energy. Of all an arsenal, in the end, one uses the ability that explosives have to untie, to loosen matter, but this can be achieved in other ways. Russian military scientists and technicians, I know they are working on it, but they always feel it is immature to use it in the field; it is an immaturity that they have been carrying around since the 1950s. They have to know that these kinds of weapons are not the ultimate ones, which are based on another philosophy, they are intermediate weapons that have to be developed and used now.
      Some such weapons you already have and have been used in the current conflict (in the beginning), but strategists believe that they are surprise weapons, that is, whose defense it is easy, once recognized. But Russia should not be timid.
  5. Kuramori Reika Offline Kuramori Reika
    Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 3 March 2023 10: 19
    Who forbids to complete the required amount of air defense and train the calculations?
    1. Nikolay Volkov Offline Nikolay Volkov
      Nikolay Volkov (Nikolai Volkov) 3 March 2023 14: 36
      who ... apparently those who are interested in competing in the length of yachts and the coolness of football clubs ...