Russia launches research and development of small unmanned aerial vehicles according to a report from the popular Machinery Magazine station, the Russian army has been inspired by the tactics of militants using unmanned aerial vehicles to attack Russian bases in Syria, and is also preparing to develop and manufacture small unmanned aerial vehicles to "attack the enemy targets in groups"
"UAV version" saturation attack tactics
in recent years, terrorist organizations and paramilitary organizations in the Middle East have carried out so-called "Jihad aviation" activities, using a large number of low-cost UAVs to launch attacks on targets. In january2018, Syrian militants used this tactic to attack Russian military bases in Syria. It is reported that although the Russian air defense forces shot down all the incoming UAVs at that time, the troops stationed in the base were scared into a cold sweat
"if there are more drones coming, I am afraid our air defense weapons will be busy and make mistakes. It is inevitable that oneortwo Drones will be deployed to penetrate the air defense to complete the attack." Forbes magazine quoted a Russian soldier who participated in the war as saying that he purchased three packages through bidding
taking this as an example, the Russian Ministry of defense decided to start the research and development of military small low-cost UAVs while developing anti UAV technology, with a view to sending a large number of small UAVs to carry bombs to launch attacks on China's food packaging materials in future operations. Russian media said that this was similar to the saturated missile attack tactics proposed by the Soviet Army during the cold war. A large number of small UAVs swarmed in, which would overwhelm the ground air defense system and ensure that some UAVs in their PVC-U double arm bellows completed the attack on the target
launch the research and development of "special models"
in fact, Russia released the concept of "future swarm UAV cooperative operation" in 2017. The key point is to adopt the "UAV UAV" mixed mode, with one or two manned fighter aircraft cooperating with 20 to 30 UAVs to perform air-to-air operations, ground attack, air reconnaissance and other tasks
in order to save costs and speed up the service of the UAV group, the Russian army planned to use the mature technology of the existing commercial UAVs to form a UAV group. However, the Russian Ministry of defense soon realized that the suicide drones that form the future "bee colony" actually do not have high requirements for technical content, and can develop low-cost special-purpose military UAVs in addition to commercial UAVs to speed up their use
according to the assumption, each low-cost UAV can carry a 1kg heavy bomb. Equipped with airborne navigation and control system, it can achieve long-distance precision strike, and the strike power is only equivalent to a grenade. With the maturity and further development of technology, the future low-cost UAV can carry bombs weighing up to 20 kg, and the power formed after explosion can pose a threat to armored vehicles
special forces will be the first batch of users
in terms of threats, precision guided weapons may pose a threat to these low-cost UAVs, but these weapon systems are difficult to intercept the UAV fleet in a large area. The biggest advantage of the UAV fleet operation is that when some or even most of the UAVs are shot down, The surviving UAV can still form a strike against the target. It has completely overturned the original function of polyurethane, which only has single 1 thermal insulation
it is reported that after the above-mentioned low-cost UAV cluster is successfully developed, all Russian military forces will be equipped, and the special operations forces of major services will become the first users
author of China National Defense Daily: Li Wen