The SSU stated that it also destroyed a radar of the S-300 air defence system and two Pancyr-S1 air defence systems. Social media profiles related to the Ukrainian army and special services indicate that the SSU employed Corvo PPDS kamikaze drones supplied by an Australian technology company SYPAQ during this operation.
Reports from social media suggest that a total of 16 Corvo PPDS (Precision Payload Delivery System) drones were used in this special operation, with three of them reportedly being shut down by Russians.
Corvo PPDS kamikaze drones are manufactured by the Australian technology company SYPAQ. Earlier this year, over 500 Corvo PPDS drones were delivered to the Armed Forces of Ukraine as part of the military support provided by the Australian Government.
According to SYPAQ, Corvo PPDS is a low-cost, highly capable fixed-wing autonomous system capable of covertly delivering payloads with a high level of accuracy and reliability. Delivered as a flat pack kit to reduce logistical burden and made almost entirely from waxed foamboard, they are easily assembled and operated. The Corvo PPDS has a payload capacity of up to 3kg, a range of over 100km, and can autonomously transit to a specific location and land unassisted. It has been designed and operationally proven as an affordable and adaptable, autonomous UAS that provides end users the ability to innovate during operations.
As reported by Defence Industry Europe, the Corvo PPDS drone is also available for European customers. In June, SYPAQ entered into a strategic partnership with the British company Tanglewood Group, which will support the Australian technology company in sales of its products in Europe and the Middle East.