The big showdown between the Russian and Ukrainian troops in the Donbas region, the combination of drones and artillery, is becoming the protagonist on the battlefield. And suppose the Russian army uses anti-aircraft missiles to hit small Ukrainian UAVs or consumer UAVs. That will increase costs, and the Russian military will rapidly lose its air defense weapons. also, missiles are an expensive method to counter small drones
The Russian Deputy Prime Minister claimed that Russian troops in Ukraine used a new laser to destroy Ukrainian drones at this critical moment. Zelensky was quick to interview the media, hyping Russia’s laser counter-drone system as a “wonder weapon” introduced by Nazi Germany at the end of World War II.
We are talking, in particular, about the “Zadira” laser complex, which is capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to five kilometers, Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov said.
Russia has deployed its ‘secret’ new generation of powerful laser weapon in the war against Ukraine known as “Zadira” (Задира, Bully) laser system that can silently burn drone targets in the sky “within five seconds”. Moscow unveiled the new weapon to counter Ukraine’s Baykar Bayraktar TB2 that was deployed near snake island to deter Russia’s dominance in the Black Sea. Ukraine’s Bayraktar TB2 armed UAV, infrared camera for night operations, and GPS-GNSS anti-jammer antenna has been patrolling the waters near Odesa.