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Poroshenko handed over the Ai-Petri electronic warfare systems to the military

Poroshenko handed over the Ai-Petri electronic warfare systems to the military

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The Poroshenko Foundation has handed over five Ai-Petri EW systems to the Ukrainian military.

The news was published online.

On May 9, in Kyiv, MP Petro Poroshenko handed over five Ai-Petri EW systems to the Ukrainian military.

“Our team has already delivered 18 systems to our military, and we plan to reach the mark of 20 systems in the near future, which will operate in hot spots and protect hundreds of kilometers of the frontline from Russian drone attacks,” he said.

Poroshenko noted that as the supply of new systems increased, there was a significant need for operators who could use them. To solve this problem, the military has launched a recruitment campaign.

“They are looking for those with higher technical education and motivation to serve voluntarily on a contract basis in the elite Ai-Petri unit,” the MP noted.

The developers keep the appearance of the Ai-Petri EW system secret, so only some of its elements were shown during the program.

Ai-Petri SV EW system

According to the developers, in addition to the basic communication jamming functionality, Ai-Petri SV is capable of detecting the position of a Russian UAV operator, disorienting FPV drones, and even interfering with the Russian guided bombs.

It is stated that the system consists of an electronic warfare station, a modern radar station, and a counter-drone system. In addition, the system includes pickup trucks, a command and staff vehicle on a truck chassis, secure communications equipment, and an autonomous power supply.

Previously, Poroshenko said that he would be able to counter Russian UAVs at a distance of up to 20 kilometers.

It is worth noting that the video showed an optical device of unknown purpose alongside the usual electronic warfare antenna system. It is pointed in the same direction as the antennas. The latter may indicate that it is a surveillance device or a laser station.

Петро Порошенко та комплекс РЕБ "Ай-Петрі СВ", квітень 2024 року.

The version about the use of laser emitters capable of blinding the optical devices of Russian drones is partially confirmed by Poroshenko’s quote last year about the new system:

“When I saw <,,,> that this electronic warfare system is capable of blinding Zala and Orlan UAVs, it seemed like a fantasy. But our team believed the developers,” Petro Poroshenko said.

According to Poroshenko, research and development of this equipment have been underway for a long time. The project is carried out by one of the classified companies of the Ukrainian defense industry, which has been producing electronic warfare systems since 2014.

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