Taiwanese Raysun Counter Drone System in Iraq

    Defense Blog has published evidence that Iraqi security forces are using a counter drone gun to aid in the fight against the so-called Islamic State’s many hobby drones that are either acting as forward observers for the terrorist group or weaponized themselves by dropping grenades upon unsuspecting Iraqi forces from the air. Every month since the attack on Mosul began we’ve seen these drone attacks skyrocket compared to what they were previously.

    The Taiwanese company that makes this particular device is called Raysun, and the particular model in use is the MD1 Multicopter Defender. It uses radio control to disrupt a drone’s connection to the user, thus  thinking that the user has commanded a return to the origin and then utilizes that lull to either bring the drone down or to let it fall out of the air. It is equipped with a collapsing M4 stock, a battery pack mounted underneath, a forward grip, sling, picatinny mountedM16 copied carrying handle, and appears to come issued with a thermal scope that shows colors in either Iron Palette, Rain (Rainbow) Palette, Ice (Fire & Ice) Palette (not sure which, FLIR describes this color system, help here?) which shows warm and cold temperature objects as red, yellow, blue, etc… instead of Black and White. Although so far the only examples seen in use in Iraq aren’t mounted with this scope and instead use the iron sights.

    This is from an Iraqi describing the system-

    وصل الوحش بيد ابطال الرد السريع ماكو مبروك

    سحل كتل نتل هسا خلي يطيرون المسيرات الدواعش

    ‎مكافح الدرونات الصيني RAYSUN MD1 Multicopter

    يدخل الخدمة في العراق مع قوات الرد السريع

    ‎ يعتبر هذا السلاح من افضل اسلحة مكافحة الدرون حيث يمكنه التداخل مع ترددات الدرون بغضون٣ ثوان والتحكم به او اسقاطه من مدى 1100 متر
    ويمكن للسلاح قطع الـ GPS او الـ ISM للمتحكم بالدرون..يستخدم الدرون منظار حراري ومنظار ليلي.
    مواصفات عامه:-
    الوزن مع الملحقات 6كيلو غرام
    يعمل ع جهد DC24V
    قدرة البطارية 6400M/AH
    وقت العمل 60 دقيقه
    وقت الشحن 4 ساعات
    المدى 1100 متر

    منقول من خلية الخبراء

    Loosely translated, this is-

    The Beast has arrived, however, quick reaction heroes mako congratulations

    Dragging masses follow hsan let fly marches ldwạ ‘ sh

    Nat, struggled through the Chinese raysun md1 multicopter

    Enter service in Iraq with rapid reaction forces

    This weapon is considered one of the best combat arms blackmagic where it can interfere with blackmagic frequencies in about 3 seconds and control him or bring him down from over 1100 meters.

    The Weapon can cut the GPS or the ism a handler ron dizzy.. Blackmagic Using Thermal Lens and binoculars.

    Ama Specifications :-

    Attachments With Weight 6 KG

    Doing his effort dc24v

    Battery Capacity of 6400 M / ah

    Work time 60 minutes.

    Shipping Time 4 hours

    Range 1100 meters.


    Infantry Marine, based in the Midwest. Specifically interested in small arms history, development, and usage within the MENA region and Central Asia. To that end, I run Silah Report, a website dedicated to analyzing small arms history and news out of MENA and Central Asia.

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