Rostec Unveils “Smart” Complex to Battle Drones

Defence Industry

MOSCOW. The Sozvezdie Concern, part of the Ruselectronics holding of Rostec State Corporation, has unveiled the Solaris-N, Russia’s first automatic radio-electronic complex to battle unmanned aerial vehicles, at the Interpolitex 2018 exhibition. This new technology provides protection from drones on an area of up to 80 square kilometers, a company press statement said on October 25.

The “smart” system protects territory from penetration by drone automatically, with no need for an operator. The reconnaissance equipment in the complex detects a flying object, analyzes its trajectory and the structure of its signal, and on that basis it independently determines whether it is a drone and makes a decision on further actions.

After identifying an object as an unmanned aerial vehicle, the complex begins to act on it with radio interference, blocking its channels for receiving and transmitting data and disabling its navigation and time support equipment. This causes the drone to lose orientation and fall.

“We are counting on high interest in this development from public and private organizations that need to ensure the protection of objects from unmanned aerial vehicles”

“An automatic detection and suppression complex with elements of artificial intelligence is the best way to protect objects from unmanned aerial vehicles. It operates without human intervention, which nullifies the probability of operator error. There are currently no analogs of such complexes on the Russian civilian market. We are counting on high interest in this development from public and private organizations that need to ensure the protection of objects from unmanned aerial vehicles,” said Rostec executive director Oleg Yevtushenko.

The Solaris-N complex is being built on a modular principle, which makes it possible to optimize its composition for the specific requirements of the customer. The new system complements the Solaris line of electronic warfare devices developed by Sozvezdie. It includes the Solaris-Mini small-sized interference transmitter to suppress cellular communication on all ranges in enclosed spaces and the Solaris-Case portable transmitter to protect against radio detonation, along with the capability of targeted radio suppression of cellular communication channels of the GSM 900 and DCS 1800 standards.

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