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

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.

β€œThe 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.

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