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    Russian defence against drone swarms

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    Post  GarryB Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:23 am

    So you don't see the value of aircraft such as this? Their incredible ability to land and takoff within extremely short distances just about anywhere, just about any surface, in any climate (even the harsh Arctic biome)? Their dirt cheap price? Their simplicity of their design? They would be built in very short time frames, and repairs would be very cheap, quick and simple.

    Of course they are useful aircraft, but not for hunting and dealing with drones.


    A Mil Mi-28, a Kamov Ka-52 or even light Ansat attack helicopter could be effective drone killers, but they're not nearly as cost effective.

    They are cost effective in the sense that they could better do the job in question.

    An Ansat helicopter with a chin mounted 40mm grenade launcher with airburst grenades initiated by laser beam would be ideal... but ground based vehicles would be just as effective but also much cheaper.

    Your talking hundreds of times more expensive than the UCAV tail draggers that I'm suggesting.

    Would take enormous skill to shoot down tiny drones in a light aircraft... it makes much more sense to use sensors and gun turrets and computers and airburst cheap rounds.

    The build times of these UCAV taildraggers (just like their cost) would be a fraction to that of any aircraft available. Because of their low cost and their simplicity they could easily build hundreds if not thousands per year. Their small size and simplicity could allow them to be designed with folding wings, and compressed suspensions so they could be loaded in to a shipping container. Unlike helicopters they can reliably land and take off angles/sloped hills, and they're basically able to go anywhere their all-terrain vehicles could go.

    A small flat area to take off and land is easier to find than a long flat area for an aircraft to take off from.

    Most anti drone work can be done by ground based platforms, though aircraft will contribute...

    Most drones are likely to be taken down with jammers and EW weapons which means operating your own aircraft or drones in the area becomes hazardous too.

    These features would be very pleasing to countries like Syria. They could easily be a hot export item because of all these features.

    They would be very useful, but not against drone swarms IMHO.
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    Post  magnumcromagnon Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:47 pm

    "Krasukha" blinded over the Black sea attack drones of a simulated enemy

    Electronic warfare units of the Russian military base in Abkhazia have defused a simulated enemy drone strike over the Black sea. To eliminate the drones, the Krasukha and Zhitel electronic warfare hardware complexes were used.

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    About 1.5 thousand military personnel and over 500 pieces of equipment were involved in the exercises.

    "The personnel of the radar units on real targets completed the tasks of detecting unmanned aerial vehicles of a simulated enemy flying at minimum and medium altitudes in The black sea," the press service of the southern military district reported.

    After detection and identification, the drones were exposed to electronic warfare systems and were taken out of operation.

    Recall that last year, the troops began to receive upgraded versions of the Krasukha-20 complex. The full characteristics of the electronic warfare station are classified, but it is known that its range is 400 kilometers. In addition, electronic warfare systems of the Krasukha family were actively used in Syria, thanks to which a large number of terrorist drones were neutralized.

    Jamming station R-330ZH "Resident" can simultaneously jam on 12 channels at a distance of 12-30 kilometers. The complex is also able to leave mobile and satellite subscribers without communication. Blocks the operation of navigation equipment, in addition, the "Resident" can act not only as a suppression station, but also as an electronic intelligence station.

    By the way

    Simultaneously with the actions in Abkhazia, snipers of the marine corps of the Caspian flotilla worked out ways to destroy unmanned aerial vehicles of a simulated enemy. To detect drones, Borisoglebsk complexes were used, and 12.7-mm asvk sniper complexes were used to destroy targets at an altitude of 40 to 500 meters.

    https://z5h64q92x9.net/proxy_u/ru-en.en.f021612f-606b5871-a0c83d9f-74722d776562/https/rg.ru/2021/04/05/reg-ufo/kompleksy-krasuha-oslepili-nad-chernym-morem-udarnye-drony-protivnika.html

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    Post  Flanky Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:52 am

    Isos wrote:The most important should be to create an ELINT system that can find the command posts of the drones to destroy them.

    Turkish use radio link with repeters every 200km. Tyry are harder to replace than drones.

    Tu-214R should be able to do that.

    Ground stations that can intercept and decode radio signals could use triangulation for this purpose. You would probably get a "zone" which needs to be scanned by a sensor with higher degree of accuracy like a drone. Then send in artilery or strike aviaton to bomb them.
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    Post  thegopnik Thu Feb 03, 2022 12:50 am

    Not EW, not a air defense system thread it belongs, no idea where the **** to put this.

    A new Russian invention: to destroy the "swarm" of drones with a cloud of fragments #Роботы and drones Roman Barsky 31 january 2022, 18:24 1148 0 Today's methods of countering swarms of drones, such as: air defense, electronic warfare, barrier systems, fighter and army aviation, small arms, are not able to adequately cope with this task, besides, it is very costly. In Russia, an inexpensive option was proposed to combat the "swarms" of drones with the help of a "cloud of fragments". Swarm drones Specialists of the Military University of the Ministry of Defense have invented a new way to deal with a swarm of small-sized drones. Its essence lies in spraying a field of fragments from a quadrocopter over a protected object, follows from a document published on the website of Rospatent. According to the information contained in the abstract of the invention, it is a miniature aircraft equipped with a control unit, a multi-barrel combat module and four telescopic guides that face horizontally to the sides and are interconnected by a network. The latter "sprays" the ammunition on small fragments flying in different directions. Russian military scientists have invented a new way to deal with a swarm of small-sized drones - spraying a field of fragments over a protected object from a quadrocopter, according to Rospatent. The drone in combat position hangs in the air with the net open. When the sensors detect the movement of the attacking "swarm", the barrels of the quadrocopter give a simultaneous salvo and the fragmentation field destroys the enemy's drones. Military scientists explain the expediency of the invention by the growing threat of attacks by swarms of drones on important objects of military and civilian infrastructure. Swarm "intelligence" provides for the coordinated actions of a large number of drones-"agents" that locally interact with each other and with the environment. Despite the simplicity of this technique, collectively these drones exhibit "exceptionally complex" behavior, acting as a single large organism. Due to its stealth, the swarm can have a great influence on the course of hostilities, conducting reconnaissance and air strikes on combat vehicles, control points, clusters of equipment and people, even in conditions of counteraction to air defense systems and electronic warfare equipment. According to experts of the Military University, the existing means of countering swarms of drones (air defense, electronic warfare, barrier systems, fighter and army aviation, small arms) are not able to adequately cope with this task, moreover, their operation requires significant funds. The system described in the document will be able to cover the protected objects with a fragmentation field. In a combat position, this drone hovers in the air over an object with a network opened on the guides. Network sensors read the movement of the attacking "swarm" and send a signal to the electric capsules of the charges of the multi-barreled combat module. After that, all its barrels give a simultaneous salvo, and the fragmentation field created in this way destroys the enemy's drones.

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    Post  magnumcromagnon Fri Feb 11, 2022 4:11 pm

    Concern "Almaz-Antey" presented a new mobile complex to combat drones
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    Complex ROSC-1

    The Russian concern VKO Almaz-Antey has developed a mobile version of the ROSC-1 radar-optical complex, designed to protect objects from drones.

    The website of the Lianozovo Electromechanical Plant, which is part of Almaz-Antey, reports that the ROSC-1 complex is designed to provide comprehensive monitoring of the air situation, to detect and recognize various types of air objects, including small and low-speed UAVs.

    The complex is located on the KamAZ chassis, the radar and equipment are built into the body, and the operator's station is also located there. In addition, the complex can be controlled remotely. The radar of the complex can detect drones at a distance of 15 km, thermal imagers and cameras also allow you to detect unmanned aerial vehicles 360 degrees around the car. The range of impact on intruder drones, according to a press release, is 2 km, reports TASS.

    Earlier it was reported that the ROSC-1 complex is an export version of the new 117Zh6 RLC-MC Valdai radar complex, created for the Russian army. A prototype of the Valdai was first shown at the Army forum in 2018. Outwardly, both complexes are very similar, the differences are in the "stuffing".

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    Complex "Valdai"

    RLC-MC "Valdai" is able to independently deal with detected drones. To do this, it includes an interference module capable of suppressing control and navigation signals. In addition, a drone interceptor can be introduced into the composition.

    https://en.topwar.ru/192143-koncern-almaz-antej-predstavil-novyj-mobilnyj-kompleks-dlja-borby-s-bespilotnikami.html

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    Post  Kiko Thu Jul 06, 2023 7:58 pm

    To combat drones, anti-aircraft systems of the future are being created, by Alexander Timokhin for VZGLYAD. 07.06.2023.

    How should an air defense system be arranged against a swarm of kamikaze drones.

    Russian drones - especially loitering ammunition - have become one of the most powerful means of destroying armored vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the sky of a special operation. However, the same devices, and of a new generation, are being actively created in the West. This threat seems to be fully realized, and special anti-aircraft systems are being created in the country to deal with them. What do they look like and how can they be made even better?

    At the end of June, an extremely interesting combat vehicle was shown at the International Youth Industrial Forum "Engineers of the Future - 2023" in the Tula region. So far, apparently, a prototype, if not a layout. We are talking about a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (ZSU) based on the BTR-82A, but with a new gun mount. The very appearance of such an armored vehicle shows that the Russian military-industrial complex has matured on the whole the right course to create new means of combating enemy UAVs.

    Fighting vehicle and unmanned threat

    First, about the installation itself. The base chassis is the BTR-82A, but the weapons are different. A weapon mount is installed on the vehicle, which has two 23-mm 2A7 cannons, previously used in a quad version on the Shilka ZSU, which was once a thunderstorm for low-flying aircraft. The combat vehicle is equipped with a radar station (radar), and in front of the turret there is a surveillance and panoramic system from JSC "NTC Elins" in a hemispherical case, apparently to provide the ability to detect a target without turning on the radar.

    On top of the turret itself, there is an optical-electronic sighting system of an unknown type. Media reports claim that the machine is designed to destroy unmanned aerial vehicles. It is worth considering it from this point of view.

    Firstly, the guns that this ZSU is equipped with are distinguished by a high rate of fire and density of fire. This can even bring down a quadrocopter. And the combined guidance through both radar and optical channels allows you to detect and hit the drone from a long distance. The base chassis of the armored personnel carrier greatly simplifies the development of the vehicle in the army, since the chassis is almost the same as the armored personnel carrier. The presence of optical detection systems allows you to "not glow" - not to detect yourself, including the radar for radiation, which can be like death in a war with an enemy who has electronic intelligence. In addition, the optical channel is insensitive to radio interference.

    Does the army need a purely barreled air defense system (now there are either missile or rocket-gun systems in service)? Yes, it's very necessary.

    In contrast to the wars of the past, small drones, both reconnaissance and attack ones, showed themselves massively in the same SVO. Quadcopters turned out to be incredibly important, primarily for reconnaissance. And these are very small products, which are impractical to shoot with missiles. Machine guns do not finish off, and it is often impossible to aim - the target is too small and too far away.

    And in the wars of the future, kamikaze drones like our Lancet will appear massively, but used many times more massively, kamikaze copters like the Turkish KARGU or FPV drones that are now being massively used. And the most unpleasant thing is autonomous kamikaze drones operating as part of a swarm, without external control. Such a swarm acts like a swarm of bees - the drones are able to adapt in attack to the actions of other drones in the swarm, as a result, the strike group is actually self-governing. While flying in a given area, the drones themselves, without a command, massively attack everything that is recognized as a target.

    Now such systems are on the verge of mass production in the United States. They are followed by China. No missiles will be enough to repel such attacks. And if they are not reflected, the number of personnel losses in the attack area will be in the hundreds of people per minute, and no trenches will save.

    Today, at the front, to combat drones, so-called anti-drone guns are used, which are actually directed emitters of electromagnetic waves that can disrupt drone control. The problem is that the operator of such a gun is a visible target for enemy electronic intelligence, and therefore for artillery. There are software ways to deal with enemy drones, but their applicability is very limited.

    Most likely, in the near future, the communication systems used to control drones, and their future resistance to interference, will make it impossible to combat them with the above methods. This is a question for several years. It is artillery systems that are the only thing that can fight the future unmanned threat.

    The second reason why a return to anti-aircraft artillery is necessary is the so-called SDB - Small diameter bombs, bombs with a small diameter. These are ordinary gliding precision bombs, but small in size. Due to its small size, even one medium combat aircraft can carry dozens of such bombs and drop them in one gulp. Theoretically, air defense systems could shoot them down if the guidance systems allow, but again - no missiles will be enough.

    The VZGLYAD newspaper has already written about the threat of a swarm of loitering ammunition and how to deal with it. Let's get a quote. “There is only one way to stop them - by creating and maintaining a fragmentation field of such density on their combat path that they cannot pass through it ... In five or six years, the commander of a company tactical group marching in a column will suddenly find a couple of hundreds of suicide drones heading for his armored personnel carrier or infantry fighting vehicle, and the Russian Armed Forces need to learn to repel such attacks now. Technically, Russia is capable of preparing for this, but it needs to be done, the problem will not disappear by itself.”

    So, we have, in fact, the first explicit attempt by the Russian military-industrial complex to create an anti-aircraft system capable of withstanding a group of loitering ammunition. However, it is immediately clear what and how could be improved in this sense.

    Fly in the ointment and repetition of the past

    First. With a caliber as small as the 23mm and guns without programmers (and for 23mm there are no programmers for guns or projectiles in Russia for 23mm), this new ZSU will have a very high ammunition consumption per target. And the smaller the target, the more you will need to shoot to hit it.

    With the massive use of at least copters by the enemy, such installations will shoot the ammunition load almost instantly. What is needed for an anti-aircraft artillery installation to be effective? Firstly, the possibility of using projectiles with a programmable detonation. Then the shells are blown up near the target, generating the same fragmentation stream, and not hitting the target with direct hits. This is how Rheinmetall's Skynex anti-aircraft gun works, for example, with a 35-mm automatic cannon and programmable detonation projectiles.

    Secondly, to form a fragmentation flow, fragments themselves are needed, the source of which is the material of the projectile body and the explosive inside. The more metal and explosives, the more fragments, and this requires a large projectile - for example, 57 mm.

    The value of developments in caliber 30 mm is primarily that it is theoretically possible to equip an infantry fighting vehicle or armored personnel carrier with a data receiver, with the help of which an armored vehicle will receive target designation for firing at an air target. And then a 30-mm projectile with a programmable detonation will make it possible to shoot down drones not only for special anti-aircraft installations, but also for any armored vehicle. Including the one that is fighting right now. Almost everything in the Ground Forces shoots in 30 mm caliber, from armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles armed with cannons to Tunguska and Pantsir.

    Of the 57-mm systems, the Ground Forces now receive only the old AZP-57 anti-aircraft guns developed back in the 1950s from the S-60 complex. These guns are used in the NWO for shooting at ground targets in the absence of more modern weapons.

    But there is another 57-mm system - the 2S38 combat vehicle of the anti-aircraft artillery system, created as part of the Derivation-Air Defense development project. This machine has just such a projectile that is needed, it is assembled on the BMP-3 chassis, it has a guidance system that does not unmask itself with radiation. Testing the machine is slow and difficult. But it is this installation that is closest to what will be needed in the future, and not a 23-mm ZSU based on an armored personnel carrier.

    As for this machine, we see another opportunity to improve it. In light of the nature of the threats on the new ZSU, it is worth moving away from a pair of 23-mm cannons to one 30-mm, but with a programmable detonation of shells and an increased ammunition load. For all the insufficiency of the 30-mm projectile, such a solution would be more effective than the 23-mm one.

    On the other hand, JSC "STC Elins" should pay close attention to the AZP-57 guns from storage. They have much better prospects for modernization than the ZU-23. Since the 2S38 is on endless trials, you can try to work on the AZP-57. Moreover, a special vehicle for combating drones has long been required by the Russian Armed Forces. The future, which has been predicted for quite a long time, is almost here.

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    Post  sepheronx Thu Jul 06, 2023 8:16 pm

    They could automate those old Soviet guns, install a some kind of radar and optrontic system and let a computer track and target the drones. With modern fragmentation rounds it would be a cheap and effective system to deal with drones.

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    Post  GarryB Fri Jul 07, 2023 3:48 am

    I would say LIDAR and EO systems would be the best way to deal with drones simply because anything spewing radar signals trying to detect drones is going to get targeted by enemy artillery.

    I also think that a new 40mm grenade with a command detonated HE Frag payload would be a valuable addition to their arsenal.

    It would make the round rather more effective if you could detonate it above targets with poor top cover, but also engaging air targets would be useful too, and the computing power needed could be contained in a box the size of a cell phone with optics and laser rangefinders build into the weapon rather than the ammo making the weapon more accurate and more effective and keeping the ammo affordable.

    For instance, enemy troops firing from a window, you can lase the wall the window is part of and then add 1 metre to the range... fire a 40mm grenade through the window and have it detonate 1m into the room... would be very effective in dealing with enemy near the window shooting through the window at you. A normal grenade would pass through the window and might travel quite a distance to hit the back wall of the room and have no effect on those shooting through the window.

    Equally troops firing from a trench, you could detonate your grenades directly over the trench.

    They fit LIDAR to small drones for mapping terrain... how hard would it be to attach it to a small ballistics computer, a laser range finder would be redundant because a LIDAR is a 3D laser range finder... and night and all weather optics, plus some sort of transmitter to signal the grenade to detonate on command.

    All the ballistics calculations could be done in the vehicle launching the grenades so the grenades themselves could be cheap, so you could launch multiple grenades into a drone swarm and detonate them all together to fill the airspace with fragments to bring down as many enemy drones as possible.

    Another solution would be if you detect a drone swarm moving towards your forces a couple of air burst heavy artillery rounds with GLONASS guidance could be used to take out large numbers of targets at once... a 120kg Tulip shell could carry a lot of fragments or a very large EMP warhead...

    And of course there are lasers, which could be used against clouds of enemy drones cutting through them like a sword if there are lots of them.

    Drones are still new so work on defeating them is important, but it is also important to make any new technology dual use and also able to enhance existing weapons.

    Being able to direct a HE artillery shell to a specific point in space and detonate it could be used for all sorts of things... from dealing with a drone swarm to a large enemy infantry attack trying to overwhelm defences with numbers.

    Airburst HE shells in 30mm and 57mm as well as 40mm would be useful for other roles like dealing with targets behind front cover but with limited top cover... which can be located by drones but requires special weapons and ammo to exploit.
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    Post  GarryB Fri Jul 07, 2023 3:51 am

    Another solution could just be a drone with structurally strong fronts that could be used to ram enemy drones and disable them.

    Drones with heavy propellers that are reinforced like the blades on a motor mower because most swarm drones will be small and very lightly made to reduce RCS and IR signature so they will be light and mostly made of plastic so a drone with a big front prop with lots of blades spinning at high speed would make your drone fast and manouverable and you could fly around ramming tiny drones in flight...
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    Post  JohninMK Fri Jul 07, 2023 12:08 pm

    GarryB wrote:Another solution could just be a drone with structurally strong fronts that could be used to ram enemy drones and disable them.

    Drones with heavy propellers that are reinforced like the blades on a motor mower because most swarm drones will be small and very lightly made to reduce RCS and IR signature so they will be light and mostly made of plastic so a drone with a big front prop with lots of blades spinning at high speed would make your drone fast and manouverable and you could fly around ramming tiny drones in flight...

    Think of the chariots of 2000 years ago with the swords attached to their axles slashing their way.

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    Post  GarryB Fri Jul 07, 2023 1:26 pm

    Actually I was thinking of I-16 Polikarpovs at the start of WWII ramming German bombers because they ran out of ammo...

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    Post  JohninMK Sun Jul 09, 2023 11:20 pm

    Garry you were in a discussion about drone warfare and how to counter them but I can't remember where. Can you move this if necessary please.

    Chinese attack drone with reinforced props.



    Then this new inside buildings Israeli drone

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    Post  flamming_python Sun Jul 23, 2023 9:44 am

    thegopnik wrote:Russian defence against drone swarms - Page 11 310
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    Not that using directed fragmentation and programmable rounds is a bad idea or anything. Not at all.

    But these diagrams gave me the idea of launching a munition which deploys a giant net as a form of taking down all the drones there.

    The net can easily be made of a material that's strong enough to resist the rotors of any type of mini-drone or quadrocopter, and can jam the engines even of larger drones. It doesn't necessarily have to be a net either, could be a film; but even a mesh with tiny holes will be lighter as a film and that means a larger one can be deployed by the same size shell. For any drone caught in the net the only way forward is down. It's a guaranteed kill more so than fragmentation can assure.

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    Post  lyle6 Sun Jul 23, 2023 11:36 am

    Fragmentation warheads, over the heads of friendly infantry? Yeah, that would never pass.

    They would be required to replace the effectors with pure HE warheads. The area of effect would be worse, so you need to compensate with increased precision so either more complex automatic control or greater operator's skill.

    Most, if not all drones aren't rated for minor overpressure anyway so even the explosive power of a small grenade should be enough.

    Even heavy metal APFSDS arrows can be defeated by overpressure. The shock wave from a lateral interception would apply a destabilizing yaw and the projectile would impact at a bad angle or even miss the vehicle entirely, if its intercepted far enough.

    Come to think of it, this thing is like an aerial Afghanit APS umbrella. Maybe this is the reason why the ground-based Afghanit lacks dedicated mortars for hard-kill. The tethered drone pulls double duty by providing airborne recon as well as top cover from air threats.

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    Post  Kiko Thu Aug 17, 2023 4:08 pm

    Russia Develops First 23mm Guided Detonation Munition - Source, 08.17.2023.

    KUBINKA, Moscow Region (Sputnik) - The first guided detonation munition of the smallest caliber of 23 millimeters (0.9 inches), which will multiply the effectiveness of drone destruction, has been developed in Russia, a source told Sputnik on Thursday.

    "For the first time in our country, we have managed to install a controlled detonation [mechanism] in a 23-mm caliber ammunition. The development will allow to multiply the effectiveness of hitting small targets such as copters and drones," the source told Sputnik at the Army-2023 international military-technical forum.

    The test firing of the new munition type is set to take place in the near future, after which it will be demonstrated to potential customers, the source added.

    Guided detonation munitions are designed to explode at a precise point on their flight path, calculated by the fire control system. In particular, when firing at ground targets, this makes it possible to hit enemy personnel hiding in a trench more effectively, as the projectile explodes when it reaches a point exactly above the trench. As a result, enemy soldiers are exposed to damaging factors such as shell fragments, high-explosive effect and shock wave.

    When used against airborne targets, such as air-launched missiles or drones, these munitions provide a controlled detonation and create a field of attack elements precisely in the path of the projectile. This drastically reduces ammunition consumption and the time required to hit a target.

    The 23x152-mm ammunition is mainly used in Soviet-era ZU-23-2 twin-barrel anti-aircraft autocannons and similar equipment. Such autocannons are designed to destroy air targets. Their rate of fire is 2,000 rounds per minute, and their range is 1.5 kilometers (0.9 miles) in height and 2.5 kilometers in range. Currently, there are several projects to modernize anti-aircraft cannons in Russia.

    The Army-2023 forum is taking place in the Moscow Region's town of Kubinka from August 14-20. Sputnik is the official media partner of the event.

    https://sputnikglobe.com/20230817/russia-develops-first-23mm-guided-detonation-munition---source-1112679738.html

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    Post  ALAMO Thu Aug 17, 2023 4:17 pm

    Interesting, because it is a kind of a loop.
    23x152 became low effective, because of all target types moved faster, higher and got more armor.
    Now we are talking about soft skin, low&slow flying targets, that are widely spread.
    23x152 can deal with them easily, and if we really add a programmable ammunition to that - the thing will be a bloody chainsaw.
    Russkie proved already how to use a disadvantage as a pro - unstable fuzes of 23x152 HE ammo are a great solution for covering/suppressing fire in bushes or forest areas. They are decimating Ukro AT teams as we speak, just unleashing a rain of splitters on them.

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    Post  thegopnik Thu Aug 17, 2023 4:40 pm

    https://translated.turbopages.org/proxy_u/ru-en.en.638cffa9-64de2cef-5deb5282-74722d776562/https/iz.ru/1559736/2023-08-16/tanki-rf-poluchili-kompleks-radioelektronnoi-zashchity-ot-fpv-dronov-triton

    For the first time, Russian tanks were equipped with the Triton radio-electronic protection system against FPV drones, which was developed by the specialized holding company PPSH Laboratories. This development was presented on August 16 at the International Military-Technical Forum "Army-2023".

    A sample of the product was shown on the T-72B3M tank at the Russian Defense Ministry's armored vehicles exhibition. In the description of the "Triton" on the stand, it is noted that it is designed to suppress the control channels and data transmission of FPV drones.

    It is known that the complex operates in four frequency bands: 868, 915, 1300 and 2400 MHz. Triton can also be controlled remotely from a remote control. It can be charged both independently from the battery and from the onboard network of the tank.

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    Post  Hole Thu Aug 17, 2023 9:56 pm

    In the future all vehicles, from Jeeps to tanks and even artillery and AD systems, will be equipped with drone jammers,
    just like a lot of vehicles in Syria carried IED jammers.

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    Post  ALAMO Sat Aug 19, 2023 8:14 am

    And the answer will be AI applied to the drones, and unleash them in autonomous mode without any need to emit anything.
    So the race can go on like forever Laughing

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    Post  lyle6 Sat Aug 19, 2023 11:35 am

    Until we wage war on the thinking machines and everyone goes back to melee combat that is. Twisted Evil

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    Post  GarryB Wed Aug 30, 2023 12:24 pm

    And the game continues... 6 large drone attacks most of which are stopped but a few drones get through and starts a fire that destroys two transport planes... we don't know the full details but Russia strikes back with their own attack which of course we wont hear about doing much more damage because Ukrainian air defence is nothing like Russian air defence, but somehow the Orcs are winning according to some:

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    Post  GarryB Wed Aug 30, 2023 12:25 pm

    Russia has been nice so it has plenty of options to respond to anything Kiev does or achieves...
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    Post  Mig-31BM2 Super Irbis-E Wed Aug 30, 2023 2:19 pm

    Before direct NATO land is attacked here, there are other options. An attack on the Baltic States, even if proven beyond doubt (and that must be 100% certain), will inevitably lead to a NATO response. It should be clear to everyone where this leads.

    Therefore, first summon the three Baltic ambassadors, present them publicly, loudly, and then immediately expel them!

    To do this, the right culprit should be attacked so that there is no direct NATO reaction, but the USA is hit hard. See Iran, which perfectly and effectively attacked a US base in Iraq in retaliation without retaliation.

    Exactly such an open, indirect but also direct punishment must then take place and even if the drones did come from Ukraine, which I cannot imagine given the route and the AD on this route, then Moscow should also be in Syria on the southern border Clearly close the airspace and actually eliminate that US pocket there with troops!

    The USA is illegal in Syria and Russia is legal and therefore the USA has no real credible counter-response on the ground. But the blows must be serious, must be hard, must hurt and be lasting!

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    Post  flamming_python Wed Aug 30, 2023 2:32 pm

    Mig-31BM2 Super Irbis-E wrote:Before direct NATO land is attacked here, there are other options. An attack on the Baltic States, even if proven beyond doubt (and that must be 100% certain), will inevitably lead to a NATO response. It should be clear to everyone where this leads.

    Therefore, first summon the three Baltic ambassadors, present them publicly, loudly, and then immediately expel them!

    To do this, the right culprit should be attacked so that there is no direct NATO reaction, but the USA is hit hard. See Iran, which perfectly and effectively attacked a US base in Iraq in retaliation without retaliation.

    Exactly such an open, indirect but also direct punishment must then take place and even if the drones did come from Ukraine, which I cannot imagine given the route and the AD on this route, then Moscow should also be in Syria on the southern border Clearly close the airspace and actually eliminate that US pocket there with troops!

    The USA is illegal in Syria and Russia is legal and therefore the USA has no real credible counter-response on the ground. But the blows must be serious, must be hard, must hurt and be lasting!

    The heck are you talking about?

    If drones took off from the Baltic States and bombed a Russian airport then the Russian nuclear triad should be raised to full alert and strikes should be made immediately against NATO airfields in the Baltic States, before any negotiations on de-escelation can even be proposed.

    But like I said, it's not them
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    Post  d_taddei2 Wed Aug 30, 2023 2:57 pm

    Unable to post video. So a few stills
    Mi-28 shooting down a drone. First pic you can see the 30mm rounds flying towards it. Second pic of it being destroyed.

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