Rostec has Created a Miniature Friend-or-Foe System for Drone Identification

Rostec has Created a Miniature Friend-or-Foe System for Drone Identification

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Ruselectronics holding has showcased a new small-sized transponder for drone identification at the Electronica Russia exhibition. The system operates on the friend-or-foe principle and marks friendly drones automatically at altitudes up to 5 km and distances up to 100 km from the interrogator. 

The radar identifier has been developed by RPC Pulsar included in Ruselectronics holding. The system works with stations using Russian-made Parol identification system. Such instruments are used, for example, in aviation to distinguish friendly vehicles from enemy’s vehicles. 

The identifier features light weight – maximum 150 g – and low power consumption of 100 mV. This allows the product to be integrated into a wide family of civilian and special-purpose drones. 

“Drones are now widely used on the battlefield, where they act as fire spotters and as means of surveillance and firepower. However, the same models are often used by both party to the conflict and this fact hinders their visual identification. Such identifiers will help distinguish friendly drones from hostile ones,” said Sergey Borovoy, General Director of RPC Pulsar.