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The Ataka-Shorokh acoustic reconnaissance module is presented in Russia


It became known that the so-called “Ataka-Shorokh” module of the so-called acoustic reconnaissance was presented for the first time. It was created by the Ruselectronics holding, which is part of the Rostec corporation. The presentation of the newest domestic module took place at the Interpolitex-2020 exhibition.

The Ataka-Shorokh acoustic reconnaissance module (MAP) allows detecting and tracking unmanned aerial vehicles moving in radio silence. The slightest flight sound emitted by the UAV is enough for the module to detect. Noise is picked up by ultra-sensitive microphones. The detection range of the drone is up to 500 m.

This is quite enough to take measures to protect the object, for example, from a reconnaissance drone.

However, as they say, not a single drones ... IDA "Ataka-Shorokh" allows you to identify places of emergencies, crowds of people. Such opportunities can be used when integrating IDA into the Safe City system. Determining the location of the outgoing noise can allow CCTV cameras to turn exactly to this place in order to track what is happening visually.

General Director of NPP "Almaz" Mikhail Apin:

The widespread use of unmanned aerial vehicles has led to an increase in the practice of their misuse, for example, for industrial espionage. We are expanding the line of equipment for countering unauthorized drone flights. The sound detection module will supplement the equipment already developed by our enterprises and will allow detecting and neutralizing UAVs, even flying in radio silence, which will ensure maximum safety of the protected object.

The launch of serial production of Ataka-Shorokh IDA is scheduled for 2021.
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  1. askort154
    askort154 20 October 2020 15: 35
    This method was used even during the defense of Moscow.
    1. venik
      venik 20 October 2020 16: 12
      Quote: askort154
      This method was used even during the defense of Moscow.

      Everything New is well forgotten OLD!
      1. Nikolaevich I
        Nikolaevich I 20 October 2020 17: 28
        Quote: venik
        The new is the well forgotten OLD!

        That's it ! An old song in a new way! Placed tethered balloons with MAP, and nearby balloons with fragmentation-beam ammunition (shrapnel) ... MAP discovered an enemy drone ... ammunition is deployed in the same direction ... And if you remember that the Americans were developing ammunition with an acoustic homing system BAT. ...

        Then MAP can be pushed aside! And immediately anti-drone ammunition of the BAT type "freeze"!
        1. Mitroha
          Mitroha 20 October 2020 19: 21
          There should be some serious noise cancellation and background noise cut-off. How many false positives for example?
          1. Nikolaevich I
            Nikolaevich I 20 October 2020 19: 47
            Quote: Mitroha
            There should be some serious noise cancellation and background noise cut-off. How many false positives for example?

            VAT is equipped with a combined seeker as part of ultrasonic and IR target sensors. The dual-band IR target sensor is located in the nose of the aircraft, and the acoustic channel microphones are located in thin pins installed at the ends of the wings and protruding strongly forward. The result is an acoustic antenna array with four receivers and (due to its significant wingspan) a sufficient measurement base.

            On the cylindrical part of the element body (between the wings) there is sensor of the air flow measurement system, knowledge of which allows you to solve the problem of noise reduction.
            Previously, acoustic guidance systems in anti-tank ammunition of this type were not used due to the high level of noise arising from the incoming air flow around them, and the difficulties associated with ensuring the required target location accuracy during guidance. In this case, when creating an acoustic channel, the latest methods of processing acoustic signals were used, implemented in an onboard computer based on a microprocessor, as well as design and technological solutions that allow starting the development and testing of acoustic sensors for homing warheads.

            Although all foreign sources of information report the presence of two working channels in the seeker of the combat element, which differ significantly from each other in wavelength, they do not contain unambiguous information about the degree of integration of the sensors in the seeker. If at the initial stage of the flight, when searching for a target, only the acoustic channel works, then in the future, two algorithms for combining channels are possible.

            In principle, the channels can work in parallel (then target recognition will be carried out by "summing" its features characteristic of each channel) or independently (then the channels will complement each other). Foreign experts believe that the practical implementation of the second variant of functioning of the combined GOS is most probable in BAT. Otherwise, a prerequisite for the possibility of detecting armored vehicles would be the presence of "hot spots" on the object and at the same time the noise of the tracks and the engine, that is, the target must be in motion or its engines must be idling. A number of field tests of the GOS were carried out to assess the possibility of detecting stationary and moving objects at the Navy's training ground in China Lake (California). According to representatives of the US Department of Defense, the tests were successful. BAT, with a mass of 20 kg, a length of 914 mm, a diameter of 140 mm, strikes targets in adverse weather conditions: with low clouds, strong winds and high dustiness of the atmosphere
            A completely similar system can be used against UAVs ... in the air it is more difficult to turn off the engine ...
    2. Lopatov
      Lopatov 20 October 2020 16: 16
      It's strange that they only thought about it now
      For example, "Penicillin" could also try to teach UAVs to detect.
      Or, for example, "Owl" anti-sniper - similarly.

      In turn, can Attack-Rustle detect firing guns or snipers? A rhetorical question.
    3. Vita vko
      Vita vko 20 October 2020 16: 33
      Quote: askort154
      This method was used even during the defense of Moscow.

      It seems that in 1941 the technique was more perfect and made it possible to detect noise for several kilometers, but here, with all the bells and whistles, only 500m and extremely doubtful bearing accuracy.
      1. Kart
        Kart 20 October 2020 16: 49
        Have you ever heard how loud a piston aircraft engine works?
        Ears wither and jacket wraps up.
        Compare with the volume of the drone's engine.
  2. Vol4ara
    Vol4ara 20 October 2020 15: 50
    I thought they had some new gas
  3. fn34440
    fn34440 20 October 2020 15: 53
    I will call my shepherd dog "Attack-Rustle-2", its technical acoustic characteristics will be higher.
    1. askort154
      askort154 20 October 2020 16: 00
      This module would be more suitable - "Atas-Shukher-2". belay
    2. halpat
      halpat 20 October 2020 16: 03
      it is also possible to develop the Ataka-Shukher signaling system in addition to the Akustian reconnaissance system. The principle of operation of the 2 systems is simple: Detected - The alarm is raised.
      1. Kart
        Kart 20 October 2020 16: 52
        A group of 2-3 individuals of the opposition skakuas will solve the problem of detection.
        Cheers rang out - American technology was approaching.
        Howls, curses and gnashing of teeth - the Russian one is approaching.
        And if enthusiastic oohs, groans and tears of happiness - then take it higher, Elon Musk himself with his adze granted.
  4. rosomaha
    rosomaha 20 October 2020 16: 13
    500m ... Turkish UAVs see at 20km and from 8km can attack the target. Accordingly, the countermeasures must detect the UAVs before they reach the line of visual vision and attack there. And these are ranges of more than 20-30 km and heights from several ten meters to 6 km. That's all the arithmetic.
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 20 October 2020 16: 18
      Quote: rosomaha
      and from 8 km can attack the target.

      Quote: rosomaha
      And this is a range of more than 20-30 km

    2. vVvAD
      vVvAD 20 October 2020 16: 28
      It is immediately evident that he was not even interested in the topic, but climbs to discuss. Such UAVs will be discovered much earlier. Ataka-Shorokh was created against small-sized and micro-UAVs, against which the radar method is ineffective. These are just reconnaissance drones and repeaters - they will not raise any more.
  5. Bronekot
    Bronekot 20 October 2020 16: 21
    500 meters? You're laughing. Need a drone snip from at least 3 km
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 20 October 2020 16: 24
      Quote: Bronekot
      Need drone snip from at least 3km

      What kind?
    2. Piramidon
      Piramidon 20 October 2020 18: 26
      Quote: Bronekot
      500 meters? You're laughing. Need a drone snip from at least 3 km

      It depends on what kind of drones. If so, it will find

      In general, it is designed for smaller
  6. Alien From
    Alien From 20 October 2020 16: 28
    The range is too small in my opinion ...
  7. Aviator_
    Aviator_ 20 October 2020 22: 10
    You can detect the sound source. Taking the distance and bearing is problematic - the direction of the sound strongly depends on the state of the atmosphere, its temperature layers, I'm not talking about the wind.
  8. Ax Matt
    Ax Matt 20 October 2020 23: 58
    VNOZ times of the Second World War reminds. Or .. not, not him? wink