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Ukrainian Forces Destroy Russian ‘Satellite Killer’ Weapon ‘Triada’ in Donetsk Sector

Ukrainian Special Operations Forces (SSO) units have announced the discovery and destruction of a sophisticated Russian electronic warfare complex known as “Triada-2” in the Donetsk sector.

Discovered During Recon Operations

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This complex, designed to disable communication satellites, was detected during reconnaissance operations in the area and subsequently eliminated by Ukrainian forces.

SSO Units Uncovered Triada-2

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The Ukrainian 3rd Separate Special Purpose Regiment’s operators were responsible for uncovering the Triada-2 electronic warfare complex while conducting reconnaissance activities in the sector.

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Coordinated Strike

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Upon pinpointing the exact coordinates of this target, SSO operators directed a missile strike from Ukrainian forces, resulting in the complete destruction of the Triada-2 complex.

A Highly Classified Russian Technology

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Triada-2, also known as Triada-2.3, is considered one of the latest and most classified developments in the Russian defense industry.

Ukrainian Defense Marked Triada-2 as Threat

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It is recognized as a significant achievement by Ukraine’s Defense Ministry-affiliated media outlet, ArmyInform.

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Origin and Development

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The development of Triada dates back to 2001 at Moscow Central Research Institute No. 46 of the Russian Defense Ministry.

A Recent Production

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After years of refinement, a contract for the purchase of these complexes was signed in 2018, with production taking place at the Elektropribor plant in Vladimir, Russia.

Triada-2 Design

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Triada-2 is specifically designed to disrupt communication satellites. Russian propaganda grandiosely labels it a “killer of satellite communication.”

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Disrupts and Suppresses Satellite Communication

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Russian claims suggest it can suppress satellite communication and potentially disable satellites directly from the Earth’s surface. Some Russian propaganda even credited it with a “victory” over the Starlink network.

Previous Success

MYKOLAIV, UKRAINE JULY 21, 2016: Ukrainian army participate in Sea Breeze 2016 international trainings. During trainings soldiers completed aircraft missions as well as ground operations — Photo by ReportageUkraine

This is not the first time Ukrainian Armed Forces have thwarted the Triada technology. They previously succeeded in destroying a Triada complex in the Bakhmut sector in July 2023.

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