Kvadro-1400 attack UAV / Photo: © Telegraf.news

Belarus is developing its own strike UAVs taking into account Russian experience in the Special Military Operation in Ukraine

Kvadro-1400 attack UAV / Photo by © Telegraf.news

The experience of the special military operation in Ukraine has demonstrated that drones and countermeasures against reconnaissance, strike and FPV drones play a key role in modern combat operations.

Belarus started preparing for these trends long before UAVs became one of the decisive factors in the success or failure of offensive and defensive operations. The Display Design Bureau plant in Vitebsk produces high-tech models of strike drones – the Barraging Tube and Kvadro-1400 combat drones.

In 2021, these military unmanned aerial systems successfully passed state tests and were recommended for introduction into the Belarusian army, reports Belarus-1 TV channel.

In addition to developing drones, Belarusian military hardware specialists are also working on systems to combat strike UAVs. One of the latest innovative products in this area is a complex “Krechet. It is able not only to intercept enemy drones, but also to detect their operators, which is achieved by using the developments of the Radar Design Bureau. The design bureau is one of the leaders in the production of equipment designed to counter unmanned aerial vehicles. Specialists of the design bureau have developed a complex that includes mobile anti-drone guns, stationary installations and a mobile station.

According to Chairman of the State Committee for Military-Industrial Policy (SCMIP) of the Republic of Belarus Dmitry Pantus, the experience of military conflicts of recent years, including the experience of the Russian Armed Forces in Syria and Ukraine, was carefully taken into account at the stage of preliminary and state tests. The SCMIP aims to create a particular type of armaments 90 per cent without attracting state funding, while making the products in demand both inside and outside the country.

“Over its twenty-year history, Belarus has established contacts with partners from more than 120 countries. And at the moment, despite the sanctions pressure, we continue to work very actively in the foreign market,” said Dzmitry Pantus on the air of the Belarus-1 TV channel.