Russia’s Anti-UAV System “Rat”

Issue: Aero India 2021 Special

Ruselectronics’ multifunctional mobile system to combat UAVs called “Rat”, was demonstrated at the Russia’s Army-2020 forum. The Rat is based on a special armoured vehicle and is equipped with a full range of UAV detection and suppression equipment to protect critical objects from unauthorised UAV intrusion. The system includes a radar station, a complex for automatic recognition and suppression of telecommunication channels, a system of directed ultrahigh-frequency (microwave) suppression and a system of directed laser destruction. All the equipment is integrated into a single intelligent system for collecting, processing and displaying information. The system detects UAVs at a range of up to 3.5 km and can carry out directional suppression of UAV control channels within a radius of up to 2.5 km. The operator of the system can also physically destroy the drone using a system of directed laser radiation.