The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) in Ukraine has reported that it has discovered a modern Russian ground drone control station Navodchik-2 for unmanned aerial vehicles in Ukraine.
For the first time on November 8th, a Navodchik-2 ground control station and three boxes used as storage and transport for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) were discovered by an SMM mini drone at an airfield near the non-government controlled city of Luhansk were used.
Earlier, Ukrainian officials said the ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine and support for terrorist groups in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions is a gross violation of the foundations of international peace and security.
Informnapalm.org reported that the new Russian system will perform reconnaissance and special tasks, particularly to provide target coordinates for barreled artillery and multiple missile launch systems (MLRS) at battalion level. Navodchik-2 contains seven UAVs of the grenade family with various modifications and ranges of 10, 15, 25 and 100 km.
According to the Russian news agency Tass, the new ground control station Navodchik-2 entered service with the Russian army in 2014.
In addition, these ground control stations have also been sent to Russia’s 102nd military base in the Armenian city of Gyumri, according to several reports.