Ukrainian drone takes out Russia’s

Ukrainian drone takes out Russia’s "unique" Kasta radar in Kursk region

An unmanned aerial vehicle carrying an explosive payload destroyed a Russian Kasta radar station in Kursk region.

That’s according to a source in the SBU security service, the agency that has reportedly launched the drone.

The radar’s signature feature is the ability to detect targets at ultra-low altitudes, Ukrinform reports.

"Thanks to the SBU’s explosive stunt, the Russian anti-aircraft defense has gone a bit blind. Yesterday, our drone detected and eliminated a Russian Kasta radar station near the settlement of Girya, Belovsky district, Kursk region," said the source.

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According to the agency’s interlocutor, the Russians have repeatedly boasted of this radar’s ability to detect targets such as “stealth” aircraft but they, apparently, somehow missed the SBU drone.


Kasta-2E2 (39N6) is a Russian mobile air surveillance radar in the low-altitude range. It is designed to efficiently acquire air targets in conditions of intensive clutter reflections from a background surface, local objects and weather formations. It performs automatic detection, range/azimuth/altitude measurements as well as “friend or foe” identification of various aerial targets such as aircraft, low speed and hovering helicopters, remotely-piloted vehicles and cruise missiles, including those flying at low and very low altitudes. Due to superior performance the radar is capable of acquiring “stealth-technology” air targets as well as moving objects at sea.

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