Russian air defense systems, electronic warfare systems, reconnaissance, command and control systems are effectively applied to counter hostile drones. This is a short overview of existing systems available for counter-UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) tasks: Repellent electronic warfare complex, Kupol and Rubezh-Avtomatika complexes, Pischal electromagnetic gun, Pantsir-S1 AAMGS, Tor-M2E ADMS, Verba and Igla-S MANPADS, Gibka-S combat vehicle of MANPADS squad, Barnaul-T scope, Polyana-D4M1 C4ISR, P-18-2 radar , Podlet-E and other radar systems.
The Repellent system is designed for signal intelligence of UAVs and suppression of their control systems. The system provides for: detection and direction finding of UAVs data transmission and control systems; UAVs signal parameters tracking; statistical processing of signal parameters, formulation of classification attributes, signal intelligence database support and signal classification; electronic suppression of UAVs data transmission and control channels and ground control stations. It may be in both mobile and stationary versions.
Pantsir-S1 Anti-Aircraft Missile and Gun System (AAMGS) is designed for air defense of small military and administrative-industrial facilities and areas, including mobile ones, against fixed- and rotary-winged aircraft, cruise missiles, and precision munitions as well as for strengthening air defense units against massive air strikes. Pantsir-S1″ AAMGS is distinguished by the presence of combined missile-cannon weapons, a short reaction time and the ability of a combat vehicle to conduct reconnaissance and destruction of air targets in motion.
Tor-M2 Air Defense Missile System (ADMS) is designed to defeat fixed- and rotary-winged aircraft, aerodynamic unmanned aerial vehicles, guided missiles, and other elements of precision munitions at medium, low and extremely low altitudes in contested air and jamming environment. Tor-M2 ADMS is distinguished by high firepower, noise immunity, short time for putting into combat readiness and the possibility of autonomous use of a combat unit. The missile system has the following modifications: Tor-M2E (tracked base); Tor-M2K (wheeled base) and Tor-M2KM (modular design).
Igla-S and Verba man-portable air defense system ( MANPADS) are designed to defeat all types of visible fixed- and rotary-winged aircraft on head-on and in pursuit courses as well as small aerial targets like cruise missiles around the clock under induced thermal and background noise. Igla-S and Verba are the latest Russian MANPADS with enhanced capabilities when firing at targets with low levels of thermal radiation and a reduced consumption of missiles when destroying various targets.
Gibka-S is capable of firing “Igla-S” or “Verba” MANPADS, in motion including. It provides high automation of combat work and round-the-clock combat use. “Gibka-S” combat vehicle of MANPADS squad is designed for air defense of combined armed units in all types of combat, on march including; protection of small and point military, industrial, and infrastructure facilities against cruise missiles and other means of air attack flying at low and extremely low altitudes.
The modular system of the “Barnaul-T” basic set provides formation of a multi-level automated system of AD control posts from a large unit to an individual soldier in order to control air defence combat. The “Barnaul-T” automation set can be interfaced with radars, high-level command posts, short-range AD system control posts. It provides firing units with well-timed target designations when in combat. The elements of the “Barnaul-T” basic set are used to equip: the air defence control centre at the formation (division, brigade) level and the MANPADS operators section.
P-18-2 radar is highly mobile and able to receive additional (flight) information from airborne transponders using the integrated secondary radars. Mobile 2D surveillance and targeting radar P-18-2 is designed for: detection, tracking, coordinates measurement (distance and azimuth), and state attribution of various flying objects in demanding active and passive jamming environment, active noise jammer direction finding. P-18-2 radar has enhanced capabilities for detecting targets, which use the Stealth technology. It can be used by radio engineering units.