Russia's Ataka-Shorokh acoustic UAV detector completes factory trials

by Dmitry Fediushko

The Ataka-Shorokh (right) and Ataka-DBS (left) C-UAV systems. (Dmitry Fediushko)

Russia's Ataka-Shorokh acoustic detector of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has completed factory trials, state corporation Rostec announced in October.

“The system has fully completed its factory acceptance trials, which confirmed its functioning, including under harsh weather conditions,” said Rostec.

The Ataka-Shorokh station is equipped with microphones and features software to analyse the environment and detect approaching UAVs. According to Rostec, the device was tested both separately and as a part of the Ataka-DBS and Ataka-Trophy counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) systems.

When integrated with the Ataka-DBS, the Ataka-Shorokh acoustically detects a UAV at distances between 150 and 500 m, and the main system can then jam the UAV's satellite navigation datalink. As part of a multilayer security network, the device can cue cameras to focus on the noise source.

The Ataka-DBS mast-mounted C-UAV system detects UAVs and suppresses their control, datalink, and navigation channels at distances of up to 1,500 m. It has a modular structure and can integrate additional jamming modules.

The mobile variant of the Ataka-DBS is designated as Ataka-Trophy, and it is mounted on a UAZ 4x4 all-terrain vehicle. The Ataka-Trophy detects UAVs at distances of up to 1,000 m, suppresses communications channels on frequency bands between 2 and 6 GHz, and can be deployed within five minutes.

The Ataka family of C-UAV systems was developed by Ruselectronics, a Rostec holding.

Russia's Ataka-Shorokh acoustic detector of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has completed factory tr...

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