Russians Jamming Drones by Jamming Signals

Following the drone assault on a Russian military base in Syria, the Russians are working on ways to combat this drone vulnerability by using signal jamming.

Russian Military in Syria Ordered to Jam Phone Signals to Block Drones

The RBC business portal reported Tuesday that it had obtained a Russian General Staff document ordering 2G and 3G signals jammed in Khmeimim by March 30. The document orders other Russian outposts in Syria, including in Tartus, to suppress phone signals by July 1.

“Unmanned aerial vehicles such as quadcopters can follow a specific signal via a phone number,” a Defense Ministry source who confirmed the authenticity of the document told RBC on Tuesday.

The military may have also handed down the order to suppress unwanted leaks, Andrei Payusov, a military expert and reserve colonel, told RBC.

 

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