MOSCOW, November 1. /TASS/. The PPSh Laboratory has developed a new LPD-802 modification of its electronic warfare gun capable of knocking out American unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and is currently testing the new system, the company told TASS on Tuesday.
"Currently, the LPD-802 drone jammer is undergoing all the required tests. The LPD-802 has its interior design completely renewed and features smaller dimensions, which is vital in its operation. Compared to the LPD-801 model, the LPD-802 boasts enhanced power and an extra jamming frequency band to suppress American drones," the company said.
The new drone jammer features a modified capability of suppressing satellite navigation channels and a larger storage battery capacity, which has boosted the gun’s endurance, the company added.
The LPD-801 drone jammer was unveiled at the OrelExpo 2021 arms show in Moscow. The anti-drone gun is capable of jamming drone control channels and navigational signals, in particular, disabling Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS, Galileo and Glonass satellite system signals and quashing unauthorized data transmission. The new jammer can operate in manual and automatic modes.
The device is designed as a standard magazine carbine where the antenna looks like a barrel while the place of the magazine is taken up by a replaceable storage battery with an endurance of about 60 minutes. According to its developers, with its weight of just 3.5 kg [comparable to the weight of a standard Kalashnikov assault rifle], the anti-drone gun is capable of jamming targets at a distance of 1.5 km. The jammer’s maximum radiation that impacts enemy drone electronics does not exceed 10 W.
TASS reported in July that the LPD-801 anti-drone gun was used against Ukrainian small-size UAVs in Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine.