Russia’s PPSh Laboratory is testing an upgraded version of its LPD-801 electronic warfare (EW) gun designed to knock out American unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
The LPD-802 has its interior design completely renewed and features smaller dimensions. Compared to the LPD-801 model, the LPD-802 boasts enhanced power and an extra jamming frequency band to suppress American drones, the company told TASS on Tuesday.
Moscow has used the LPD-801 to destroy small-sized Ukrainian UAVs. PPSh Laboratory may have upgraded the anti-drone gun based on the experience gained in the ongoing war.
The LPD-802 drone jammer features a modified capability of suppressing satellite navigation channels and a larger storage battery capacity, which has boosted the gun’s endurance.
The LPD-801 drone jammer was unveiled at the OrelExpo 2021 arms show in Moscow. The anti-drone gun is capable of jamming 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. The new jammer can operate in manual and automatic modes.
The device is designed as a standard magazine carbine where the antenna looks like a barrel while the place of the magazine is taken up by a replaceable storage battery with an endurance of about 60 minutes. According to its developers, with its weight of just 3.5 kg [comparable to the weight of a standard Kalashnikov assault rifle], the anti-drone gun is capable of jamming targets at a distance of 1.5 km. The jammer’s maximum radiation that impacts enemy drone electronics does not exceed 10 W.