The commander with the call sign “Spaniard” announced the testing of new electronic warfare against drones


February 18, 2023, 10:05 am – BLiTZ – News

The Espanyol unit, made up of football fans, is testing new electronic warfare (EW) equipment on the contact line near Vuhledar to help fight unmanned aerial vehicles. This was announced by the commander of the unit with the call sign “Spaniard”, writes RIA Novosti.

UAVs are actively used in the Ukrainian conflict, both for reconnaissance and for attacks, including kamikaze drones. Modern air defense systems are often powerless against UAVs, especially small ones.

“We have a friendly company in St. Petersburg, with which we began to cooperate a long time ago. They have developed devices that can suppress any frequencies of telemetry and communication channels at a distance of 5 km,” Spaniets said.

The complex developed in St. Petersburg is called “Python”. The football fans who support the Espanyol division helped to get it.

“They are manufacturers, and we are practitioners. We use their invention and give feedback to make it clear – it may seem to theorists that it should work, but we test it on the front line and make our own corrections, and they are finalizing, ”Spaniard” explained.

The system allows you to suppress both small MAVIC reconnaissance drones and larger attack drones. Manufacturers have plans to distribute their systems in other divisions throughout the Donbass.

“We are now helping to expand production. First, we will provide ourselves with devices, and then we will also provide friendly units with these inventions, ”said the Spaniard.

According to him, about 300 people are fighting in the unit, and their number is constantly growing. The unit is part of the Vostok brigade, but it has plans to become independent.

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