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Russia will build a “flying minefield” against suicide drones


TPO – The Russian Army has released new details on the use of a small kamikaze (drones), known as stalk bombs, by a subsidiary of the Kalashnikov group. manufacturing, in Syria.

The drone manufacturer is also working to develop an “aerial minefield” that can intercept enemy drones. Unmanned aircrafts (UAVs) have recently shown a “nuisance” to Russia’s air defense forces.

Russia has lagged behind the United States, China, Israel and others in the drone sector. Even Turkey has recently achieved more success in developing and exporting new military drones and hailed as a new “drone superpower”, while exporting Russia tends to be confined to only a handful of countries.

Russia is embarking on an ambitious modernization program, from large stealth drones to tactical handhelds.

ZALA Aero Group is the leading manufacturer of unmanned systems in Russia. Founded by drone enthusiasts in 2005, the company has grown from five to more than 270 people, and in 2015 was acquired by Kalashnikov Concern, a subsidiary of the Kalashnikov group. ZALA says the simplicity and reliability of its drones are comparable to the famous AK assault rifles owned by the new owner, the Kalashnikov group.

Simulate scene of Lancet-3 intercepting enemy UAVs

Russian forces have used drones extensively for reconnaissance. In particular, they are closely linked with long-range artillery units, hitting targets in some conflicts with mass missile launches with tremendous devastation before the enemy can react.

ZALA’s Kub, launched in 2019, has a wingspan of 1.3m and carries a blast weighing 3.2kg to designated target coordinates. The Lancet-3 came out the same year with its unusual cross-shaped wings, carrying the same warhead but also carrying a video camera so the operator could direct it towards the target. According to the report, the Russian Special Forces use both types in Syria, including dozens of Lancet-3s that have proven a high degree of success.

For now, such drones appear to be used in small numbers, but could have a greater impact if they are widely deployed.

Samuel Bendett, an expert in Russian unmanned systems, said: If each motorized unit is equipped with a “stalker” drone, that creates a chance of striking depth. telling and helping Russian units to be more flexible and independent in combat.

Russian military analysts are also very concerned about recent actions in Syria and during the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, where the Russian-made air defense system was destroyed by drones. Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2. These types of drones, “aerial minefield”, can offer solutions to deal with vision.

ZALA says they are working on turning Lancet into a drone interceptor. A swarm of Lancets will patrol over combat troops, each of which covers an area of ​​20 square miles, ready to deal with any hostile drone. The attackers will be intercepted with a drone carrying explosives and the obvious target is a Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2-type drone.

Mr. Minh

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