Donetsk, Jun 5 – DAN. DPR People's Militia has downed 22 Ukrainian UAVs since the beginning of the year, said DPR People's Militia deputy chief-of-staff Eduard Basurin.

"DPR air defense features the Mantia-ARP comprehensive defense system that effectively protects Republic's objects. It was used to down 22 enemy's UAVs this year, such as Krylo, Furia, Phantom Mavic Pro and a renowned type in Ukrainian media Leleka-100 ".

Mantia-ARP Unified Comprehensive Defense System have been completed joins artillery, electronic warfare, air defense systems to provide a comprehensive protection of airspace and territory against enemy’s attacks.

The successful launch of the system was secured by adopting of the new Terrikon-M2H electronic warfare system that spots and jams control channels of UAVs.

According to the DPR People’s Militia, Ukrainian OSA-AK(M) surface-to-air missile systems captured in 2014 have been updated to extend their detection range to 65 km and engagement range to 15 km and altitude to seven km. Currently the systems are capable of engaging even the smallest unmanned aerial vehicles in wide conditions. *ot