A state-owned Russian engineering company has developed, and is now testing, a new kind of super-high-frequency gun that is said to be capable of deactivating unmanned aerial vehicles from over six miles away.

Sputnik News claims that a representative from Russiaā€™s United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation has explained the capabilitiesā€”though not the technical featuresā€”of the new device. According the spokesperson:

ā€œThe new system is equipped with a high-power relativistic generator and reflector antenna, management and control system, and a transmission system which is fixed on the chassis of BUK surface-to-air missile systems. When mounted on a special platform, the ā€˜microwave gunā€™ is capable of ensuring perimeter defense at 360 degrees.ā€


The purpose of the device seems to be to render modern airborne systemsā€”be they drones, fighter jets or high-precision ballisticsā€”incpabale, by deactivating on-board radio electronic equipment. Itā€™s suspected the new device will be demonstrated at a forthcoming Military exposition, Army-2015, in the coming days.

[Sputnik News via Business Insider via Engadget]

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