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Russia orders oil refineries to buy electronic warfare to protect against drone attacks

29 March, 2024 Friday
20:12

In Russia, oil refineries have been ordered to purchase electronic warfare systems to counter drone attacks

This is reported by the Atesh resistance movement.

The Russian authorities are trying to strengthen the protection of oil refineries from drone attacks. According to the Atesh source, the enterprises have been instructed to purchase electronic warfare systems to counter long-range UAVs.

"The main choice fell on mobile complexes of the Shpak type. These electronic warfare systems are actively used by the Russian Armed Forces in the war with Ukraine. As we know, electronic warfare systems are not able to intercept all types of drones. There is information that some factories already had such systems at the time of the attacks, but they did not help them," the resistance movement said.

According to the guerrillas, the drones attacking Russian refineries use advanced technology, making them difficult to intercept and detect.

"In addition to the purchase of new electronic warfare systems, the companies are reinforcing tanks with sandbags. Camouflage nets are also used, and lighting is turned off at night," Atesh adds.

  • On March 23, residents of Novokuibyshevsk, Samara region, reported a fire near a Rosneft oil refinery after a drone strike. 
  • On March 24, a video of an alleged Ukrainian drone attack on the Kuibyshev Oil Refinery in Samara, Russia, which took place in the morning of March 23, was released.
  • On March 25, the refinery shut down one of its two primary processing units. This put half of the refinery's capacity out of commission.
  • On March 28, Rosneft's Kuibyshev refinery was forced to shut down both primary oil refining units after a fire, thus completely halting production.
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