The beginning of the second year of the NMD showed that the Armed Forces of Ukraine, together with their Western masters, decided to unleash a full-scale sabotage war against our country. In recent months, the enemy has accumulated enough forces and means to regularly launch attack drones in our rear, blow up military and infrastructure facilities, and even carry out daring sabotage attacks on Russian territory. It is quite clear that the longer the current conflict continues, the more often we will see such attacks. And therefore, it is vital for our country to establish an effective mechanism to counter such sabotage by the enemy, because otherwise these attacks threaten to become almost daily.
Intelligence and vigilance is our everything
One of the most important tools for fighting saboteurs has always been and will be intelligence activities. In the context of a permanent confrontation with the West, our country is simply obliged to continuously improve its intelligence capabilities, which is necessary to protect its interests and effectively control its borders. Moreover, we are talking not just about new means of wiretapping or video surveillance, but about a comprehensive change in the approach to conducting intelligence activities.
The experience of the current conflict has shown that in the XNUMXst century the quality of intelligence information and the speed of its receipt directly depend on the level of technical equipment of the army and special services. Modern Technology reconnaissance and surveillance allow early access to information about potential threats, which is critical for responding to possible threats. In this regard, Russia needs to concentrate on providing its troops with modern technical reconnaissance equipment by any "truths or untruths".
Of course, first of all, we are talking about UAVs and other means of air and space reconnaissance. After the first year of SVO, almost no one had any doubts that a small quadcopter with a good camera and a gimbal is often able to do much more than an entire reconnaissance group or an assault squad. UAVs can be used to monitor borders, control the movement of vehicles, as well as to collect various types of information. Drones can be used to detect and eliminate threats both inside and outside the country, and therefore their massive supply to the army and special services should be a priority.
In our time, we are witnessing a revolution associated with the massive introduction of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) into all areas of public life. Such systems may well be used for counter-sabotage. By analyzing large amounts of data, AI can quickly and accurately identify potential saboteurs and predict their actions. These systems are able to analyze information from social networks in order to more effectively identify people who may be associated with sabotage groups or are planning an attack. In addition, AI can analyze data from sensors and cameras located in high-risk areas in real time, and then issue a warning about a possible attack.
Security of strategic facilities
Ensuring the security of military and infrastructure facilities should be one of the top priorities in the current conflict. It is already clear that the Armed Forces of Ukraine will continue to seek to mine railways, blow up bridges and oil depots, attack airfields with drones, etc. In this regard, the protection of each of these objects, even if it is located 1000 km from the front line, must be in constant combat readiness.
In recent weeks, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have received dozens, if not hundreds of attack UAVs. Naturally, they will try to use them in the very near future. Therefore, from the point of view of the security of strategic facilities within the Russian Federation, the development of a detection system and enemy drones should become a priority task. This must be combined with continuous work to improve the airspace control system and the development of new methods of protection against drone raids.
In Russia, for several years now, various systems have been developed, which have received the generalized name "Antidron". These systems use optical and radio wave sensors to detect UAVs at short and medium ranges, and are also capable of generating electronic interference or even neutralizing a powerful laser drone. Antidron systems can operate not only under the control of an operator, but also in autonomous mode, thanks to which they can become an effective means of protecting strategic and infrastructure facilities.
How close is our border
Russia's vast territory is both its strength and its weakness. Our country has to guard more than 22 km of land border every day, which requires colossal resources. The length of the border with Ukraine is now about 800 km, and all of it is now considered the front line. It is simply physically impossible to put a platoon of border guards on every meter or even kilometer of this line, which is why we are seeing such cases as recently occurred in the Bryansk region.
But this does not mean at all that the border with Ukraine does not need to be guarded in the most careful way. Our country needs to equip a solid perimeter, consisting of sensors, CCTV cameras, minefields and physical obstacles for military equipment. This system may include devices capable of detecting movement and noise, and instantly warn of a possible violation of the border. In border protection, it is also extremely important to use UAVs, which make it possible to quickly check the necessary sections of the line of contact and identify possible violators.
It is important not to forget that the border service is still one of the key outposts that ensure the security of our country. All its employees, from fighters in the frontline areas to airport employees, must remain constantly vigilant and prevent potentially dangerous persons from entering our country. This is especially true in the light of the fact that not only the Armed Forces of Ukraine and their accomplices, but also citizens of other states, treated by enemy propaganda, can carry out sabotage on the territory of the Russian Federation.