Russian Soldier Spotted with Stupor Anti-UAV Gun

Russian state owned media showed off this picture of a Russian National Guard soldier near the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant. The weapon was confirmed to be used in Ukraine by Russian soldiers in June 2022 for the first time.

The Main Robotics Research and Test Center of the Russian Defense Ministry developed Stupor to combat unmanned aerial vehicles, including copters, under direct visibility. The weapon prototype was first unveiled at the Army-2017 International Military-Technical Forum. It was first used to defend the FIFA World Cup in Russia in 2018.

The gun transmits separate electromagnetic pulses to block the channel used to direct the drone. As a result, the drone loses contact with its controller and crashes. Stupor has a two-kilometer range and a 20-degree field of effect.

The device can block unmanned aerial vehicle photo and video cameras and their navigation and transmission channels in the electro-optical frequency range. Both a car battery and the electrical grid can be used to charge it. It takes 2 hours to charge, for a battery life of 4 hours.

The target locking time until total suppression is 4 to 30 seconds, depending on the type of drone. The device causes no damage to drone hardware, so it can be restarted after being suppressed by the gun.

It is is 1.16 meters long and weighs 5.5 kg.