Boris Johnson's last gift: what weapons London will give to Kiev

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Boris Johnson's last gift: what weapons London will give to Kiev
Boris Johnson's last gift: what weapons London will give to Kiev
26 August, 12:40ArmyPhoto: Соцсети
The outgoing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson paid a farewell visit to Ukraine and promised another batch of weapons - shells, mines, missiles, drones and means of combating them.

Alexander Sychev

The amount of the next British aid, to which Norway also made a modest contribution, is small - only 54 million pounds sterling. With American generosity is not comparable, but some of the systems included in the set attract attention.

In particular, it is planned to transfer 850 Black Hornet micro-drones to Kiev. Micro-drones are produced in Norway by the American company Teledyne FLIR. But they were developed by the Norwegian company Prox Dynamics, which, as usual, when something interesting appears, the Americans bought it in the bud.

The drone resembles a thumb-sized helicopter. Virtually silent, the Hornet can stay in the air for up to 25 minutes and transmit video as well as high-definition photos in real time. The drone is used for front-line reconnaissance and target identification when you need to see what is hiding behind the nearest hill or corner. Initially, it was created for operation in urban environments. It is easy to operate and difficult to detect.

In addition to the positional reconnaissance Black Hornet, Britain also intends to send the Nightfighter anti-drone defense system to the British company SteelRock Technologies. NightFighter is made in the form of a hand grenade launcher and jams the signals received by the enemy drones, thus depriving him of control. The device is equipped with a dual RF antenna array, sighting device, pistol grip and adjustable front grip for easy aiming. The electronics and batteries connected to the emitter are in a shielded bag. Management is carried out from the tablet.

The NightFighter unmanned system is available in three variants. NightFighter S versions provide wide spectrum RF coverage. Effective against drones at a distance of up to 2.5 kilometers. NightFighter L - long-range version, more than five kilometers. The directional RF antenna ensures accurate beam focusing.

Model X can be constantly carried with you, on the body. It does not have a handle and a sight. It serves as a personal means of protection against drones. In principle, it was created for civilian use in order to protect entrepreneurs, politicians, movie stars from excessive attention. However, in the army, too, there is someone to protect especially.

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