Russian firm PPSh Laboratory has unveiled an electronic warfare gun capable of jamming “American unmanned aerial vehicles,” state-owned TASS revealed.
The Saint Petersburg-based company is testing the LPD-802 gun, an upgrade on the LPD-801 being used in the Ukraine conflict.
The company unveiled the LPD-801 in 2021. The counter-drone device jams “drone control channels and navigational signals, in particular, disabling Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS, Galileo and Glonass satellite system signals and quashing unauthorized data transmission.”
Compared to its predecessor, the LPD-802 features an additional jamming frequency band, enabling the suppression of satellite navigation channels.
Moreover, the LPD-802 can operate in both automatic and manual modes and features greater battery storage, providing uninterrupted operation of around 60 minutes.
The device is designed like a standard magazine carbine, featuring an antenna in place of a barrel and battery storage in place of a magazine.
The 3.5-kilogram (7.71-pound) anti-drone gun can jam a target from a distance of up to 1.5 kilometers (0.93 miles), emitting radiation of up to 10 watts.