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Russia’s new ‘microwave cannon’ to disable enemy drones within 10 km radius

June 15, 2015, 10:34 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The system consists of a powerful relativistic oscillator and a dish antenna, a control and monitoring system and a transmission system, mounted on the chassis of the Buk anti-aircraft missile system
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The cannon is to be mounted on the chassis of the Buk anti-aircraft missile system (photo)

The cannon is to be mounted on the chassis of the Buk anti-aircraft missile system (photo)

© ITAR-TASS/Dmitry Rogulin

MOSCOW, June 15. /TASS/. Russia’s United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) has developed a "microwave cannon" capable of disabling enemy aircraft and drones within the range of 10 kilometres, a UIMC representative told TASS on Monday.

"The mobile microwave radiation complex developed by our company - Moscow Radio Engineering Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), is designed for out-of-band suppression of electronic equipment of low-flying objects and attacking elements of precision guided weapons," said the source, adding that the novelty would be presented at the Army-2015 Forum.

According to him, the system is capable of disabling the equipment of aircraft, drones and neutralising precision-guided weapons, ensuring a new level of defense. "In its technical characteristics the system has no known analogues in the world," said the UIMC representative.

He added that the complex consists of a powerful relativistic oscillator and a dish antenna, a control and monitoring system and a transmission system, mounted on the chassis of the Buk anti-aircraft missile system.

The new complex’s specifications are not disclosed, but according to a defence industry representative, its range exceeds 10 kilometers. "When installed on a special platform, the "microwave cannon" is capable of providing 360 degrees perimeter defense. The complex is also planned to be used to test the national radio-electronic systems of military equipment for resistance to high-power microwave radiation," the source said.

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