Ukraine creates defense system that suppresses Russian GLONASS
Ukrainians have created a unique electronic warfare system to bolster their defense. It suppresses satellite navigation systems, including Russia's GLONASS
This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister for Innovation, Education, Science and Technology Mykhailo Fedorov.
"Piranha AVD 360 is a unique electronic warfare system to strengthen the Ukrainian Defense Forces. The technology helps to more effectively protect armored vehicles and personnel from enemy drones," he said.
"The complex creates a protective dome up to 600 meters around itself. Under the influence of the system, a copter or a ‘kamikaze’ drone cannot receive commands or transmit data. As a result, the ‘bird’ either hovers in the air, makes an emergency landing, or falls uncontrollably," the minister explained the principle of electronic warfare.
Piranha also jams satellite navigation systems, such as Russia's GLONASS.
Fedorov noted that the system has successfully passed field tests and is ready for mass production.
For reference: GLONASS is a Soviet and Russian satellite navigation system developed by order of the USSR Ministry of Defense. It is one of the two global satellite navigation systems in operation today.
GLONASS is designed to provide operational navigation and time information to an unlimited number of land, sea, air and space-based users. The system is based on 24 satellites moving above the Earth's surface in three orbital planes with an inclination of 64.8° and an altitude of 19,100 km. The measurement principle is similar to the American NAVSTAR GPS navigation system. The main difference from the GPS system is that GLONASS satellites do not resonate (synchronize) with the Earth's rotation in their orbital motion.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Valerii Zaluzhnyi, claims that technology will be the decisive factor in the war against Russia, and it should not be a single new invention, but a combination of all the technical solutions that are already available. "We need to use the power inherent in new technologies," the general emphasized.