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PPSH Labs LPD-801

Counter-Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS) Rifle [ 2022 ]

The LPD-801 is a man-portable, Russian counter-drone solution that has seen active service in the War with Ukraine.

Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 08/04/2022 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.

The LPD-801 is a Counter-Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS) designed, developed, and manufactured by Russia. The system is a direct solution to the threat posed by many common low-flying unmanned aerial threats - recognized generically today as "drones". Development of this radio-electronic / Electronic Warfare (EW) "rifle" was handled by engineers of PPSH Laboratory and the system has been photographed in active use by Russian ground forces in its ongoing war with neighboring Ukraine.

The complete system takes on a "rifle-like" shape for familiarity to any infantry personnel. The receiver is bookended by a shoulder stock at the rear for support and a "silencer-like" assembly at the front containing the signal-interrupting gear. Under the weapon is an angled, ergonomic pistol grip with integrated trigger unit and a "magazine well" is present just ahead and serves as the battery pack insertion port. A vertical foregrip is positioned aft of the tubular forward housing section a carrying handle is featured over the frame, complete with a full-length of Picatinny rail for mounting various tactical optics.

The LPD-801 tips the scales at just 7.7lb, making it highly portable in the field, no heavier or bulkier than a modern infantry-level tactical assault rifle.

Reportedly, the system has a range out to 1 mile, making it an ideal counter to low-flying drones, particularly those used in the Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) role or with limited attack functionality. As with other counter-drone solutions, the LPD-801 attacks these aircraft by attempting to interrupt their inbound communications signals, ideally driving the drone into a state of confusion and (ultimately) sending the unit crashing to the ground - neutralizing the threat at range.

Beyond Russia, the United Arab Emirates is said to be one export operator of this C-UAS.


Service Year

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Counter-Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS) Rifle

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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Ability to engage low-flying aerial threats.
Special Forces
Qualities of this weapon have shown its value to Special Forces elements requiring a versatile, reliable solution for the rigors of special assignments.
Special Purpose
Special purpose weapon for a specially defined battlefield role.
Asymmetric Warfare
Design is highly variable / low-cost based on battlefield requirement and available materials; general use is in urban settings against an organized foe for high casualty count.

Despite its size / weight, the product can be transported by foot infantry.
Supports silenced / suppressed actions - by way of silencer, suppressor, or subsonic ammunition - for clandestine operations.
Internal action allows release of single round per trigger pull, actuating a semi-automatic loading mechanism for successive shots.
An automatic, or pseudo-automatic, function is built into the system, allowing for repeat firing to be achieved.
Supports mounting of optics (scopes) to aid in accuracy for ranged fire.
Supports 'iron sights' allowing for inherent accuracy in ranged fire.
Requires external power supply to operate, therefore limiting tactical usefulness.
Design allows for user adjustability of certain components for customization.
Design offers mounting points for external, after-market hardware including laser aimers, flashlights, scopes, and grips.
Ease-of-use coupled with relative simplicity of combined components makes this entry a cost-effective solution for unconventional elements / fighting forces.


Semi-Automatic Action

One shot per trigger pull; self-loading or auto-loading action aided by internal mechanism; trigger management (and initial cocking) typically required by the operator; subsequent shots are aided by the unlocked / moved bolt.
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Rounds / Feed

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Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.
Max Eff.Range
5,000 ft
(1,524 m | 1,667 yd)

LPD-801 - Base Series Designation.

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