According to the Air Force Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the Iranian equipment was shot down on the night of October 5-6. At that time, Russian forces attacked Ukraine with Iranian Kamikaze Shahid-136 drones.
Iranian drones over Ukraine. Defenders respond
Ukrainian services reported that nine kamikaze drones were destroyed by air defense forces and means.
Previously, the authorities in Kyiv They also reported downing six Iranian kamikaze drones in the south.
in Recently, with the help of drones from Iran, the Russian army has been carrying out a series of attacks in Kryvyi Rih and Ochakiv. In late August, the leadership of the Ukrainian Air Force reported on social media that it had shot down four Shahed-136 UAVs in the Mykolaiv region.
Iranian drones ‘hard to spot’?
Russia has already purchased Shahid 129 drones from the Iranians. These aircraft are relatively small and fly at a very low altitude, which makes them difficult to detect for Ukrainian air defense systems.
They were to be used in Ukraine and were intended for attacks on radars, military installations and artillery. Ukrainian media, referring to the “Wall Street Journal”, indicates that Iranian drones are used mainly by the Russians in the Kharkiv region.
They have lost their advantage. Why do they use drones?
According to the Ukrainian artillery commander, Colonel Rodion Cohen, citing the “Wall Street Journal”, the Russians lost their advantage in artillery, and therefore began to use drones. Martyr can destroy at least two 152 mm self-propelled howitzers and armored personnel carriers.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Russia’s use of Iranian Shahed-136 drones points to shortcomings in the Russian drone program. Russia’s use in Ukraine is the largest expansion of Iranian weapons outside the Middle East region.
See also: Moment of attack on Iranian combat drones. Big blow to Russia
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