Russia showed Moskit – a drone jamming Ukrainian communications

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MOSCOW ($1=60.45 Russian Rubles) — As we have repeatedly stated, the war in Ukraine is a testing ground for new technologies. Attack or reconnaissance drones are an integral part of this war. Ukraine and Russia have shown that these unmanned “flies” are the perfect tool for precision artillery hits, after targeting the target from them.

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Russia seems to expect the war in Ukraine to continue well beyond 2023. This is of course based on today’s situation. But whether the diplomacy of the USA, Ukraine, and Russia will succeed in months – we can only guess.

Apparently, however, Russia is learning from its successes. Currently relying solely on its own technology, the Russian military has unveiled a new drone. Similar to the Orlan-10, which suffered a total failure on the battlefield, the Moskit [Mosquito in English] is a new Russian drone for jamming enemy communications.

Russia claims that this drone has already participated several times in military operations in Ukraine. According to the claims, the Russian drone has successfully jammed Ukrainian communications on several occasions. Currently, according to sources in Russia, the drone is being introduced to the knowledge of hundreds of thousands of mobilized Russian soldiers. This suggests, if Russian claims are to be believed, that Russia either has or intends to produce large quantities.

There is a video that shows what the drone is. The drone is launched from a rail system, via a taut rope. It collapses into place, which signals that it is easily portable and can be quickly transported anywhere on the battlefield. Next comes a soldier who, using a crank, pulls the rope to its limit, to guarantee sufficient powerful force to launch the drone.

After the drone is launched, it rises below 45 degrees, reaching a certain altitude during the flight. When the mission is complete, a parachute opens and drops the drone to the ground. The drone has something like airbags that are activated shortly before hibernation. In this way, the impact of the drone on the ground during landing is softened.

The drone has modules for suppressing and jamming electronic channels for communication and data transmission. UAVs can block communications at a range of up to five kilometers, making it difficult for forward enemy units to interact with their headquarters or command and control centers located in the rear.

The drone has a direct communication link with an operator. It monitors its flight as well as enters commands for execution. Sources say one of the drone’s most important roles is to carry out intelligence-surveillance-reconnaissance [ISR] missions. If this is true, then the drone is equipped with modules and electro-optical systems for the purpose. It remains a mystery whether the drone is capable of simultaneously conducting electronic jamming and ISR missions. Some sources claim that this is quite possible.

In recent months, we have featured quite a few Russian and Ukrainian weapons, mostly drones, involved in the war. It’s a little strange if the Moskit drone is so successful and already reaping successes on the battlefield that it remained out of sight even of Russian propaganda until today.

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