New Weapons Sending Ukrainian UAVs Into Tailspin

New Weapons Sending Ukrainian UAVs Into Tailspin


On June 6, the Russian Air Force destroyed American HIMARS multiple-launch rocket systems in the DPR during the ongoing special military operation of the Russian Armed Forces to liberate Ukraine from the Nazis.

The President of the United States, Joe Biden, had previously repeatedly confirmed that Washington would support Ukraine as long as circumstances require. On June 6, elements of such support, i.e., as reported by the Russian Ministry of Defense, two HIMARS multiple-launch rocket launchers (made in the U.S.) and two ammunition depots were destroyed by Russian precision-guided airborne missiles near the Malotaranovka urban-type settlement (DNR).

In addition, a temporary deployment point of the 22nd motorized infantry battalion of the 92nd mechanized brigade of the AFU in Kharkiv was hit. As a result of the missile strike, nearly 100 Ukrainian nationalists and four pieces of military equipment were eliminated. The destruction of the enemy's military infrastructure and manpower also continues in the Nikolayev region, where an S-300 air-defense radar station and a temporary deployment point for units of foreign “soldiers of fortune” that had come to Ukraine to “hunt” Russians were destroyed on June 6 using precision-guided weapons.

However, it is only part of the story. Near the town of Soledar (DPR), Russian Air Force aircraft destroyed a warehouse of artillery and missile weapons of the 57th mechanized brigade of the AFU, which contained 1,500 shells of various calibers, as well as 100 anti-tank missile systems, which had arrived in Ukraine from Western countries as aid from “Russian aggression.” There were also strikes on six command posts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, including the South task force, the 79th Airborne Assault Brigade and the 57th Mechanized Brigade of the AFU.

Russian air defense forces shot down one Mi-8 helicopter and 11 AFU unmanned aerial vehicles, and also intercepted nine Ukrainian Tochka-U ballistic missiles and eight multiple rocket launchers. During the air battle in the Nikolayev region, a Russian Su-35 fighter shot down two Mi-24 helicopters and one Su-25 aircraft of the AFU. As part of the counter-battery warfare, platoons of Grad and Uragan MLRSs were eliminated. Russian army aviation struck AFU manpower and military equipment in 77 districts of Ukraine.

Notably, the Russian military used Stupor electromagnetic guns, designed to combat unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), for the first time during an EWS.

TASS reports that these electromagnetic guns show not only a “high efficiency” of use, but also are “convenient” to use.

“By pointing the sight at an object and simply pressing the Stupor button jams the control signal between the operator and the drone, after which the Ukrainian drone is neutralized and forcibly landed in the right place. The need for such portable antidrones became obvious due to the large number of UAVs and various small copters used by the AFU,” TASS reported.

The electromagnetic gun was created by specialists of the Main Research Institute of Robotics of Russia. The range of Stupor is up to 2 km, the sector is 20 degrees. This anti-runner is capable not only of suppressing the communication channel between the unmanned aerial vehicle and the operator, but also of preventing the transmission of data from its cameras and sensors in real time.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has recently said that the special military operation to protect Donbass will continue until full implementation of the tasks set by the Supreme Commander-in-Chief.

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