Rostec’s VKH develops new anti-drone system for Russian IFVs and logistic vehicles


Militarnyi reports that Russia is actively developing FPV drone suppression systems for infantry fighting vehicles and logistics vehicles. According to the Rostec corporation, tests of certain locally produced electronic warfare (EW) systems have yielded promising results.
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Chinese and Russian counter-drone systems tested in October 2023 (Picture source: screenshot from Russian video)


Vysokokotochny Kompleks Holding, a subsidiary of Rostec, conducted trials of FPV drone suppression systems integrated into infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs). Rostec has expressed its intent to explore the possibility of equipping IFVs with such technology. Efforts are currently underway to incorporate these systems into the equipment of IFVs. It is worth noting that Vysokotochnye Kompleks includes the Kurgan Machine-Building Plant, the sole manufacturer of IFVs (BMPs) in Russia.

Recently, Russia conducted tests of two different anti-drone protection systems on a civilian UAZ minibus. One system was acquired from China by the Russian company RusCrep, while the other was domestically developed. The Chinese system successfully suppressed an FPV drone at a range of 40-45 meters from the target. In contrast, the Russian system failed to neutralize an FPV drone, even as it flew directly over the vehicle, and the operator experienced control issues.

In addition to these developments, in September, Russian volunteers conducted tests on the "Volnorez" radio-electronic warfare station, designed to provide protection for armored vehicles against drone threats.


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Russia conducted tests of two different anti-drone protection systems on a civilian UAZ minibus. One system was acquired from China by the Russian company RusCrep, while the other was domestically developed (Picture source: screenshot from Russian video)


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