Ukraine develops MS Azimuth system to counter enemy drones
A crucial innovation by Ukrainian company Kvertus is set to enhance defense capabilities
Defense Express writes about it.
Kvertus, a Ukrainian company specializing in electronic systems for defense, is in the final stages of developing the MS Azimuth, a cutting-edge system designed to detect and neutralize enemy drones heading toward Ukrainian military positions.
Responding to a need expressed by the military, Kvertus initiated the development to enable early detection and swift elimination of hostile UAVs. The system boasts a 15-kilometer detection range, addressing concerns raised by the military regarding late drone detection.
Using radiation signals from onboard drone systems, including control, telemetry, and data transmission channels, the MS Azimuth monitors the radio frequency spectrum, pinpoints radiation sources, and meticulously documents the findings. Recent tests have validated the system's effectiveness, the article notes.
Kvertus aims to submit the necessary documentation for Ministry of Defense approval, with initial interest expressed by military units. Serial production is anticipated to commence by December this year, with ongoing efforts to refine the program interface.
The publication adds that the MS Azimuth system employs state-of-the-art technology and is easily integrable with other military systems, such as the Pluto system, previously highlighted by Defense Express for identifying and warning against enemy unmanned aerial vehicles on the battlefield.
Technical specifications of MS Azimuth system
- Operating frequency range: 30 – 6000 MHz
- Instantaneous bandwidth: 200 MHz
- Frequency scanning speed: 200 - 400 GHz/c
- Frequency resolution: 30.5 kHz
- Maximum detection range: 15 km
- Minimum bearing time: 32 μs
- Bearing error: ≤ 8° (RMS)
- Antenna gain: 6 dB