In Ukraine, a network of thousands of acoustic sensors is used throughout the country to detect Shahed 136 kamikaze drones.
This allows mobile air defense groups to respond to the threat in advance. This is reported by The War Zone.
The American military was interested in such technological know-how, wanting to check the effectiveness of the development. The general told about such a set of drones James Heckerthe head of the US Air Force in Europe and Africa, as well as the command of the combined air forces of NATO at the symposium of the Association of Air and Space Forces on Military Technology.
According to him, at the unclassified level, Ukraine managed to do some fairly complex things to get a picture of “low-altitude objects” after constant reconnaissance, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR).
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“Imagine if you have a series of sensors, imagine, for example, a mobile phone, with power so that it doesn’t discharge, okay? And then you put a microphone to make the acoustics of one-way UAVs flying overhead louder. And you have 6,000 such devices all over the country. They successfully intercept unilateral UAVs such as Shahed 136 and similar ones,” the general stressed.
Shahed 136 drones have relatively small engines, but generate a large noise level. Ukraine tracks the sensor data in order to be able to combine all the data and transmit the image to the command post, however, exactly how this network works remains a mystery.
“We plan to conduct some tests to see if it is possible to export it to NATO,” said James Hecker.
The armed forces of Ukraine are constantly improving the systems that protect against kamikaze drones.
They manage to knock down enemy UAVs of the Shahed type with the help of a special shield – the Pokrova electronic warfare system, writes Forbes.
At the same time, the system does not need ammunition. It works on a much larger scale than other EW tools.
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