On September 28, members of Ukraine's Security Service deployed a drone to locate and neutralize a Russian radar station known as "Kasta" near the village of Giria in the Belovsky district.
On September 28, members of Ukraine's Security Service deployed a drone to locate and neutralize a Russian radar station known as "Kasta". According to information obtained from sources within the SBU, the drone successfully eliminated a radar installation situated near the village of Giria in the Belovsky district of Russia's Kursk region.
The sources within the SBU pointed out the significant impact of this operation, stating, “Thanks to the intervention by Ukraine's Security Service, Russian air defenses have experienced a noticeable reduction in their capabilities.”
The SBU also highlighted the unique characteristics of the targeted radar, which had the ability to detect air targets at extremely low altitudes. However, the sources noted, “The keyword here is 'had,' as the drone managed to evade detection”.
Prior to this incident, it was revealed that the SBU had conducted a special operation involving drone attacks on an electrical substation in the Kursk region.
Regarding the drone attack in the Kursk Oblast of the Russian Federation on September 26, Roman Starovoit, the Governor of Kursk Oblast, reported that explosives dropped by a drone caused a disruption in the electricity supply to seven towns when they targeted an electrical substation in the village of Snagost in Koreniv Oblast.
Fortunately, there were no reported injuries among the residents. Starovoit expected that the emergency services would commence efforts to restore electricity as soon as the situation permitted.
The Russians are trying to defend the area using various radar systems. These include Kasta-2E2 and Nebo-M.
Kasta-2E2 is a medium-range mobile surveillance radar effective against aircraft, helicopters, and drones. It detects at a distance of up to 150 km and at a ceiling of 6 km. It processes data in two channels, which translates into reliable measurement of the target's height. It is used more often than on a mobile device at stationary radio engineering posts.
Nebo-M, in turn, is a multi-band radar system with a range of 600 km in omnidirectional mode and up to 1,800 km in ballistic missile detection mode. It is able to monitor up to 200 maneuvering targets at the same time. The time needed to set up or take down the radar is around 40 minutes, which is another advantage.
Thanks to these systems, among other things, Russian forces managed to destroy 42 drones during attacks carried out in August. Nevertheless, Ukrainian forces apparently know how to deal with these defense systems.
The spokesman of the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, Andriy Yusov, confirmed that special operations were being carried out on the territory of Crimea. He also assured that the existing goals had been achieved and there were no staff losses. Naturally, details about further plans are not disclosed.