Russian troops operating in the Donbass region have been spotted with the Harpoon-2M anti-drone radio-electronic gun.
On May 22, Russian sources shared a photo showing a Russian service member with the gun, which was developed by Russia’s New Telecommunication Technologies. It’s unclear when or where exactly the photo was taken.
The Harpoon-2M gun was designed to counter the threat of light and ultralight drones with electronic warfare means. The gun, which was first presented at the Integrated Safety and Security Exhibition 2019, can jam the data links of commercial drones on eight different frequency bands. It can also suppress the drone’s navigation systems, whether they use GPS, Galileo, Beidou or GLONASS.
The radio-electronic gun can disable a Chinese-made DJI Mavic 2 Pro quadcopter, a commercial drone commonly used by Kiev forces, from range of up to one kilometer.
Kiev forces have been effectively using light and ultralight commercial drone to monitor and even attack Russian troops since the beginning of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine.
In response to this threat, the Russian military began to equip its troops in Ukraine with more anti-drone systems like the Harpoon-2M. Recently, a more advanced system with a detection and a jamming range of up to 3,2 kilometers dubbed the Harpoon-3 was spotted with Russian troops in Ukraine.
The Russian military is also reportedly working to equip the units taking part in the operation in Ukraine with more light and ultralight drones.
Source: South Front