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Ukrainian Kamikaze Drones with Machine Vision Destroy russian Pantsir-S1 (Video)

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Warmate by WB Group
Warmate by WB Group

Machine vision helps drones neutralize the impact of electronic warfare, making it an extremely important technology. It is already used in kamikaze drones deployed by the Armed Forces of Ukraine

The technology of the so-called machine vision, which enables a drone to track and engage its target even in the case of communication loss, particularly due to electronic warfare (EW), is utilized not only by the enemy but also by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

In particular, the Defense Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine released a video in which two Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile systems are destroyed by drones using precisely this technology.

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In the footage, it is evident that the Pantsir-S1 missile systems (SA-22 Greyhound is NATO codename) are in operational condition at their positions, conducting radar scans, but they do not respond to the attacking UAVs.

The signal from the kamikaze drones is lost upon approach, but this did not hinder the strike, precisely because the drone targeted the objective with machine vision.

Therefore, the loss of signal, whether due to electronic warfare or terrain obstacles, is no longer relevant. As the drone, through its autonomous image recognition via the camera, continues to keep the designated object in its sights and moves towards it. This results in damaging the target.

At the same time, the Polish publication Defense24 identified these kamikaze drones and states that they are the Polish Warmate by WB Group. This is indicated by the software interface, which, although blurry, did not prevent the Poles from recognizing their own weapon.

They also noted that although the GPS error message is displayed on the screen, Warmate can operate without it, and this was incorporated by the manufacturer during the drone's development.

It is worth noting that Warmate is used by the Armed Forces of Ukraine and is supplied to Ukraine.

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