In July 2019 Avtomatika Concern (part of Rostec) presented the Sapsan-Bekas mobile system for detecting and disabling UAVs at the International Military-Technical Forum ARMY-2019, according to the company. The system can detect a UAV at a distance of 10 km, track its movement and disable it at a distance of over 6 km by suppressing communications and control of the UAV. Sapsan-Bekas is capable of countering UAVs both in manual and automatic modes in a wide frequency range – from 400 MHz to 6 GHz. The system is highly maneuverable since it is installed on an automobile chassis – this is a key requirement for various security agencies. According to a news report the UAV radio suppression subsystem used in Sapsan-Bekas is called Luch (Russian: ray, beam), which was also presented for the first time at ARMY-2019. It affects the drone’s channels of navigation, control and transmission of information, simultaneously blocking eleven frequency bands. The system works on the “friend or foe” principle and does not affect UAVs whose information is entered into the system’s database in advance. The subsystem can also work autonomously outside the system configuration due to a separate control panel.
In October 2019 Rostec subsidiary Ruselectronic launched a new radar capable of detecting small UAS. Operating in Ka bandwidth, the multi-channel radar is designed to detect small-sized drones at a distance up to 7.5 km. It comprises a small unit, equal to 325 x 240 x 230 mm mounted on a rotary device to provide visibility in all directions. The company is field-testing the first production units and is marketing the equipment to civilian and military customers.