Drone experts in the United States said that the two drones that crashed over the Kremlin earlier this week evaded a large number of defense systems in and around Moscow, indicating that they may have been launched from inside Russia.
The footage of the two drones prompted governments and security intelligence analysts to conduct a thorough search to discover the source of the two drones, which were designed to fly to their destination and then explode.
Dana Guard, president of the non-profit Navigation and Timing Corporation, said Moscow has been paying close attention to protecting the Kremlin from drones at least since 2015, when it began using electronic countermeasures to automatically ward off drones by jamming, misleading, and “fooling” the GPS. GPS”.
Goard said that the advanced defensive devices may mean that the two drones used, which are believed to be medium in size, “were not likely to use the Global Positioning System” GPS. with me. S”s were even manually controlled, indicating that the planes were launched from nearby, or were merely directed to take a kamikaze-style course.”
Two of several videos posted on Russian social media channels show two objects flying on the same path towards the Kremlin Senate Dome, one of the highest points in the Kremlin complex. The first object appeared to have been destroyed and gave off a little smoke, and the second left what appeared to be debris on the dome.
Russia accused Ukraine of masterminding the attack with the help of the United States. Kiev and Washington denied involvement.
It is difficult to evade detection while flying long distances, so how did the two planes reach the Kremlin?
In this context, said Blake Resnick, founder and CEO of the drone company “Brink”: “It is amazing that this drone can fly around Moscow completely until it reaches the Kremlin without being detected and shot down.”
He added, “The relatively small size and low altitude may help. If the drone does not use the global positioning system and does not communicate with a ground control station, this will also enhance its resistance to jamming and deception techniques.”
For his part, Guard said that the Kremlin has a large number of close defense systems that use radar and visual tracking, and these systems can use bullets and explosive shells to protect the Kremlin from drones or missiles.
As for Dan Gittinger, a drone expert at the Helicopter Aviation Society, he said that if the launch took place from within Russia, the number of aircraft capable of carrying out this attack would certainly be greater.