Contents tagged with drones

  • Kyiv: Ukraine develops advanced electronic warfare systems ahead of Western partners

    In an interview with DW, Colonel Ivan Pavlenko, Head of the Main Directorate of Electronic Warfare (EW) and Cybersecurity at the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, stated that Ukraine operates EW systems that Western partners only had in conceptual or developmental stages.

    He emphasized the importance of situational awareness in modern warfare, saying Ukrainian defenders need to be aware of drone movements and to detect them. "One of the three components of EW—electronic support—handles these tasks, …

  • Russian journalist acknowledges defeat in drone warfare tactics against Ukraine

    Russians are admitting defeat to Ukraine in the war of drones, with a tactical error that has seen them lag behind in the increasingly critical technology. The admission came from Russian journalist and Moscow City Duma Deputy Andrey Medvedev.

    According to Medvedev, writing on Telegram, "The enemy [Ukraine] is extremely saturated with drones, remains highly flexible in their approach, continuously improving electronic warfare capabilities, and enhancing both the drones and transmitters. The …

  • Ukraine begins full-scale production of domestic AQ-400 kamikaze drones

    Ukraine's Armed Forces have received the first shipment of AQ-400 kamikaze drones, manufactured domestically. Full-scale production of these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has already begun, with an initial target of producing 100 units per month. According to Defence Blog, the UAVs are capable of carrying a payload of up to 32 kg (with the potential to increase it to 70 kg) over a range of 750 km.

    Terminal Autonomy is the company behind the production of the AQ-400, and they plan to ramp up …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine aims to outpace Russia in drone development and production

    Recently, the Ukrainian Minister of Strategic Industries, Oleksandr Kamyshin, announced that Ukraine has begun mass production of Ukrainian analogues of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) called Shahed. In light of this statement, a more optimistic message came from Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov, who stated that Ukraine is actually producing "tens of thousands" of UAVs of "certain categories".

    "We cannot reveal such information as we are at a different stage of development. Russians have …

  • Russian Minister of Defense: Russia controls the situation in Syria with the help of drones

    The Russian Armed Forces are controlling the situation in Syria by using drones, as stated by Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu during a press conference at the National Defense Management Center of Russia. The transcript was published on the Ministry's website.

    "Thanks to unmanned aircraft, we have complete control over the whole Syrian territory," Shoygu said.

    According to him, since the beginning of 2018 militants began to "widely use" unmanned aerial vehicles against Russian facilities in …

  • Russia to reinforce security of military bases in Syria

    Russia plans to intensify the security of the Khmeimim and Tartus bases in Syria, Deputy Defense Minister Yuriy Borisov announced on Saturday.

    “Today we have prospective designs which may work effectively against drones. It is necessary to take into account the fact that it is not only developed countries, but terrorists too, who are making use of modern technologies,” he remarked.

    In January, militants attacked the Russian Khmeimim airbase in Syria using drones. The Russian military …

  • Russian Defense Minister calls long-range drones 'a serious threat' for military targets in Syria

    At a meeting with the Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar Armed Forces, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu has said that long-range drones being used by militants in Syria are "a serious threat," reports Interfax.

    "A new type of terrorist threat has appeared in Syria - unmanned aerial vehicles, the range of which is more than 100 kilometers. They are a very serious threat," Shoygu said. He expressed his willingness to share his experience fighting drones with …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: Ukraine asks U.S. for attack drones

    Ukraine has asked the United States for drones and other modern 21st century weapons, as  stated on Monday evening by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin on the program “Freedom of Speech,” which airs on the ICTV television station.

    “...and that we get new drones, including attack drones,” said Klimkin, answering a question about the state of negotiations with the U.S. about providing weapons to Ukraine.

    According to him, Ukraine is also interested in counterbattery, …

  • Lukashenko is concerned about the deployment of NATO military drones near the borders of Belarus

    RIA Novosti reported that President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that Minsk's concern is caused not only by the deployment of NATO military contingents at the border with the Republic, but also by the deployment of military drones.

    "The troops are tolerable. However, most modern unmanned aerial vehicles are also deployed there... they are huge, like real planes. Those are attack drones, against whom?" Lukashenko said on Thursday in Minsk at a meeting with the secretaries of the …

  • Russian Guard will use drones to monitor protesters

    Deputy Commander-in-Chief Lieutenant-General Oleg Borukayev of the Russian Security Services spoke about the needs of the Russian Guard in the fight against terrorism. He said in an interview with NTV that the Guard will use drones to monitor protesters where rallies are held.

    "At the moment, unmanned equipment and air surveillance systems are being developed in order to monitor the situation in places of mass actions," he said. He added that during the technical re-equipment of the Russian …