Thanks to the UNITED24 fundraising platform, monobank, and volunteer Ihor Lachenkov, six anti-drone systems have been purchased. These systems are often used by the United States to protect strategic facilities.
The first ‘Shahed Hunters,’ as Ukrainians call them, are already protecting critical energy plants.
A Shahed Hunter is a complex of radars and signal jammers, capable of detecting an enemy drone at a distance of up to 40 kilometers from the target. It detects and blocks enemy UAVs, releasing interceptor drones which use a heavy-duty net to block enemy UAVs in the air. The net captures the drone, releasing a parachute that slows it down and allows a soft landing in the safest way possible, without explosions or casualties.
"So far, six systems to counter enemy drones have been purchased. These are the most advanced defensive technologies that are used to protect strategic facilities in the US. Radar jamming and deception systems help detect and block enemy UAVs, then the system releases its own drones. For example, the Fortem DroneHunter F700 is an autonomous drone with radar control and artificial intelligence that flies at speeds of over 100 km/h, and intercepts and lands enemy drones. The operators have already been trained and the systems have been installed at energy plants. We thank everyone for their help!" Mykhailo Fedorov, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine.
"I would like to thank all 665,000 people who took part in the Shahed Hunter fundraiser. We have received contributions to the mono jar ranging from 5 UAH to several million, and this is another example of the incredible unity of Ukrainians in the face of danger. Thanks to your contributions, several critical infrastructure facilities have received such important protection" said Oleg Gorokhovsky, Co-Founder of monobank.