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Ukraine Receives Drone Hunters to Neutralize Iranian Shaheds

Ukraine has received six counter-drone systems to help neutralize the Iranian-made Shaheds deployed by Russia, Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov revealed.

Kyiv has received Fortem DroneHunter F700s capable of neutralizing drones of up to 55 kilograms (121 pounds).

“Chasers of Shahed [are] already in Ukraine. They protect energy facilities from Russian drones. All thanks to the collection organized by the monobank of Oleg Horokhovskyi, Ihor Lachenkov, and UNITED24,” Fedorov wrote on Telegram.

The minister added that the system comes with radars and jammers that help detect and block targets.  

Comes With Nets

Fortem explained that the system is compatible with a range of payloads and countermeasures, such as a tethered net.

The autonomous platform launches the net to ensnare small and medium drones, weighing up to 15 kilograms (33 pounds), and drag them down safely.

For heavier drones, the platform fires a larger drogue-connected net at the target.

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DroneHunter F700 counter-drone system. Image: Fortem Technologies

High Catch Rate

The firm claims that the DroneHunter has a success rate of 85 percent on the first shot. 

The system can fly over 100 kilometers (62 miles) per hour and operate day and night.

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