The air defense drone has a range of 7,000 meters and a height of 2,000 meters.
According to Dmitry Kuzyakin, head of the design bureau, the FPV interceptor does not replace any of the existing air defense means, but was created as a “melee tool” and operates in close proximity to the protected object.
The main task of the unmanned interceptor is to counter the “drone swarm” tactic, when the target is attacked by a large number of unmanned vehicles. It is planned that the FPV interceptor will subsequently receive artificial intelligence to hit targets in automatic mode.
The interceptor drone has already been tested at a training ground near Moscow, including with live shooting.
“In air combat, it is also very effective and allows to destroy not only unmanned vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, but also low-flying manned vehicles,” said Dmitry Kuzyakin.
The First Person View system is used in virtual reality glasses to control drones. Due to the composite materials and low flight altitude, kamikaze quadcopters are a difficult target for air defense systems. Russian soldiers successfully use 12 gauge hunting rifles and number 5 shotguns to fight against Ukrainian FPV drones.