Anti-drone systems protecting Ukrainian energy infrastructure, minister says
"Catchers of Shahed" is already in Ukraine (Photo:t.me/zedigital)
"Shahed Hunters" are already protecting energy facilities from Russian drones in Ukraine, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov announced on Telegram on Jan. 27.
In October, Ukrainians raised UAH 150 million ($4.08 million) in less than two days for an anti-drone system to handle Iranian-made drones — the so-called “Shahed Hunter.”
The “Shahed Hunter” is a system that detects all types of aircraft, even those using sophisticated communication channels, like the Iranian Shahed suicide drones. Its range is 5 square kilometers and its purpose is to protect critical infrastructure. Such systems are used by NATO member states.
“A set of radars and signal jammers helps to detect and block enemy drones,” he wrote.
“The Fortem DroneHunter F700 is an autonomous drone with radar control and artificial intelligence. It flies at a speed of over 100 km per hour, intercepts, and lands enemy drones.”
According to Federov, six of these system have been bought so far.
The minister noted that this became possible thanks to a fundraising campaign organized by Oleh Horokhovsky's Monobank, blogger and volunteer Ihor Lachenkov, and the UNITED24 platform launched by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
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