Ukraine Must Be Alert, Russia Is Allegedly Using Stupor Electromagnetic Weapon System in Conflict

Ukraine Must Be Alert, Russia Is Allegedly Using Stupor Electromagnetic Weapon System in Conflict
Stupor Electromagnetic Armament System / Bulgarian Military

International Military - Outside of Russian ground vehicles, one of the things Moscow is starting to use in Ukraine is the powerful Su-35 jet, the country's most capable fighter.

Quoted from, In the first phase of the conflict, Putin did not use his air superiority on such a scale. Now, the tactics may have changed as more and more Su-35s flew through the sky. During this mission, the new multipurpose fighter aircraft demonstrated its capabilities.

The Russian media writes that according to its sources from the armed forces of the Russian Federation, the new Stupor anti-drone complex was used for the first time during military operations in Ukraine.

Quoted from Bulgarian Military, Stupor is a weapon that sends electromagnetic pulses to enemy UAVs, which are supposed to choke the drone control channel. This breaks the connection between the operator and the UAV. When the connection is lost, the drone flies out of control, which ends up crashing. Apart from pressing the control channel, Stupor does the same with video cameras or optoelectronic devices. The Stupor electromagnetic gun works at a distance of 2 km.

The use of the Stupor electromagnetic gun is the first officially documented fact from the Russian side. To date, there has been no confirmation or information that the Russian military uses such weapons, mainly relying on various surface-to-air missile defense systems against unmanned aerial vehicles.

TASS media said that using the Stupor was easy and he believed the rifle was effective on the battlefield and the Stupor is currently being used in battles in the western part of the Donetsk People's Republic.

Ukraine also uses a similar electromagnetic rifle i.e. armed units of the Ukrainian army use the KVS G-6, which is Ukrainian production. According to the characteristics of the rifle, the Ukrainian model has a greater range than the Russian analogue – 3.5 km and can work continuously for up to 30 minutes.

According to the manufacturer, the weapon can interfere with video and remote control transmissions at 2.4 and 5 GHz, as well as L2 [and L1] and Glonass GPS signals. In addition, there is a dish antenna, amplification, and direction. The principle of operation of the KVS G-6 is the same as that of the Russian Stupor – communication breakdown between the operator and the drone.

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