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Ukrainian Air Force explains why Russians are using Shahed UAVs again

Monday, 27 February 2023, 15:05
Ukrainian Air Force explains why Russians are using Shahed UAVs again

The Ukrainian Air Force notes that the Russians are now using Iranian-made Shahed attack drones to track down and deplete Ukrainian air defence systems.

Source: Yurii Ihnat, spokesperson for the Air Force of Ukraine, on air with the 24 TV channel

Quote: "Previously, they were used more in combination with missiles. Now they are exhausting the air defence system, identifying the locations. The same A-50 radar plane takes off when we conduct combat work against the Shahed UAVs; it records the launch sites of our anti-aircraft missile systems. This way, they discover and create an algorithm of where we shoot from, how we move, etc."

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Details: Ihnat clarified that unlike previous times, this night Russia launched Iranian drones not from the eastern coast of the Sea of Azov, but from Bryansk Oblast.

Out of the 14 launched Shahed drones, 11 were shot down.

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