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Counter-Unmanned Aircraft System (C-UAS) Weapon [ 2022 ]

The PARS STUPOR Counter-UAS solution has been employed by Russian ground forces in its war with Ukraine.

Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 08/22/2022 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.

The Russo-Ukrainian War of 2022 has seen an expansion of over-battlefield Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in use at various levels. Types range from run-of-the-mill, off-the-shelf commercial products and similar ISR models to 'kamikaze' style loitering munitions and dedicated direct-combat forms. To counter the active threat being posed by Ukrainian drones to Russian ground forces, elements of the Army are deploying "counter-UAS" systems in turn - to date this includes the "LPD-801", the "REX-2" (both detailed elsewhere on this site), and - more recently - the PARS "STUPOR" C-UAS solution.

According to Russian reports, the STUPOR was first used operationally in early July 2022. Design of the weapon was through the Main Robotics Research and Test Center of the Russian Ministry of Defense. The prototype form was seen at the Army-2017 exposition.

Like other products of this type, the general arrangement of the weapon is "rifle-like" and, as such, it incorporates a pistol-grip / trigger unit slung under the body, a pseudo-shoulder stock outcropping at rear, and an oversized forend which houses the pertinent internals and acts as a forward support with the offhand. A sighting device is seated over the frame for some accuracy at-range. A shoulder strap allows for relatively easy transport of the weapon when "on-the-march". Power is supplied from an onboard battery pack. Recharging can be handled through a conventional outlet or even an automobile battery if needed.

A conventional trigger unit is used to actuate the weapon, which is pointed via Line-of-Sight (LoS) at the airborne target in question. The subsequent action disrupts (or attempts to) the communications / navigation channels being sent-from / delivered to the drone by way of electromagnetic pulses, resulting in the unit losing control and crashing to the ground.

Range of the gun is out to 1.25 miles, making it ideal only against low-flying threats.

As more and more UASs re deployed by various fighting forces across the globe, more and more services will be employing infantry-level / tactical-level counter-UAS solutions in some shape and form.©MilitaryFactory.com
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August 2017 - The prototype form was unveiled at Army-2017.

September 2017 - The STUPOR C-UAS solution was undergoing Russian Army trials.



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Counter-Unmanned Aircraft System (C-UAS) Weapon

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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.
This weapon is either inherently silent/suppressed or can be made so through special assembly added at the muzzle, specialized subsonic ammunition or a combination of both.
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.

Compact nature allows for relatively easy concealment.
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.
Requires external power supply to operate, therefore limiting tactical usefulness.
Ease-of-use coupled with relative simplicity of combined components makes this entry a cost-effective solution for unconventional elements / fighting forces.


Trigger-Actuated Function.

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Max Eff.Range
6,560 ft
(1,999 m | 2,187 yd)

STUPOR - Base Series Name.

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