Ukraine uses long-range G-6 anti-drone rifle for UAV radio disruption
KYIV ($1=29.59 Ukrainian Hryvnias) — Ukrainian company Kvertus Technology manufactures long-range anti-drone rifles, called KVS G-6, in the western region of Ivano-Frankivsk, whose capital was the target of two Russian bombings during the war. This system uses radio signals to disrupt the control of the drone, has a range of three and a half kilometers, and a battery life of 30 minutes.
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The anti-drone, as Kvertus CTO Yaroslav Filimonov explains, works by hindering “communication” at which point “the drone just loses coordination and doesn’t know where to go, but it doesn’t break down.”
According to the manufacturer, the weapon can disrupt the transmission of video and remote control at 2.4 and 5 GHz, as well as GPS L2 [and L1] and Glonass signals. In addition, there are disc, amplified, and directional antennas.
In a Radio Free Europe video demonstrating the rifle’s capabilities, Filimonov explains that the design has been simplified so that it is easy to handle “even in a stressful situation.” All the components are hidden in a plastic frame with a battery attached like a charger.
Clients are volunteers
The company has produced 80 KVS G-6s since the start of the Russian invasion and has already received orders for 100 more. Filimonov said many of the requests came from “volunteer organizations, donors and companies that buy our devices for military units that are fighting on the front line’.
Kvertus has been offering the anti-drone device since at least January of this year before the Russian invasion of Ukraine began. Each system costs $12,000.
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