The ROSC-1 System Equipped with Compact Radar, Advanced Electro-Optical Systems, and the “Wolf-18” Drone
In recent news, the Russian company “Almaz-Antey” has announced the development of the latest ROSC-1 anti-drone system. This system stands out from others due to its compact radar, advanced electro-optical systems, and the inclusion of the “Wolf-18” drone. The ROSC-1 system is designed to counter enemy drone signals, disrupt their coordinates, and neutralize their capabilities. Additionally, the “Wolf-18” drone can deploy a net to capture or directly collide with targets.
According to reports from “Russia Today” television, the ROSC-1 system consists of a three-coordinate X-band radar, electro-optical systems, radio monitoring equipment, and a radio electronic control system, along with a built-in automatic monitoring unit. This system is primarily used for detecting and countering small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), effectively combating foreign drone signal interference, and other threats. Its main advantages include maneuverability, autonomy, long-distance resolution, and the ability to operate in conjunction with multiple systems. The entire system provides effective protection within a 4-kilometer radius of the target, preventing it from being attacked by enemy drones.
The three-coordinate X-band radar of the anti-drone system has a detection range of 25 kilometers, surpassing other similar products. The advanced electro-optical systems can identify various types of drones within a range of 3 kilometers. The system employs a combination of suppression methods, allowing for the simultaneous use of multiple techniques to counter drones. When an approaching drone is detected, the system can employ special measures to shield against signal interference and, if necessary, force it to land. Furthermore, the system can block signals within a certain frequency range while providing false position coordinates. Drones affected by this interference will alter their flight direction and leave the target area.
Another tool in the anti-drone system is the “Wolf-18” drone. This four-rotor aircraft possesses exceptional maneuverability. With dimensions of 60×60 centimeters and a takeoff weight of 6 kilograms, it can remain airborne for 30 minutes. Equipped with three small rocket launchers, it can deploy a net to capture enemy drones or directly collide with them, causing destruction. The “Wolf-18” drone receives target instructions from the system and automatically pursues enemy drones. The net it launches measures 2×2 meters and has a range of 5 meters, resulting in a high success rate.
The anti-drone system meets the operational requirements for countering suicide drones and inexpensive drones equipped with explosives, significantly enhancing the efficiency of countering small UAV interference. The “Wolf-18” drone demonstrates noticeable effectiveness when engaging individual targets. Once the entire system is in service, it is expected to greatly enhance the Russian military’s ability to counter drones.
In conclusion, the development of the ROSC-1 anti-drone system by “Almaz-Antey” showcases Russia’s commitment to countering the growing threat of unmanned aerial vehicles. With its advanced features, including compact radar, electro-optical systems, and the versatile “Wolf-18” drone, the ROSC-1 system is poised to provide effective protection against enemy drones and significantly improve the Russian military’s capabilities in countering unmanned aerial threats.