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Drone attacks explosives factory in Russia overnight, blasts heard near plant producing hypersonic missiles

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 09:51
Drone attacks explosives factory in Russia overnight, blasts heard near plant producing hypersonic missiles

Explosions have erupted overnight near a plant outside Moscow that produces Kinzhal hypersonic missiles and Iskander ballistic missiles, and a drone has attacked a chemical plant that produces explosives in Russia's Bryansk Oblast. The Russian Defence Ministry claimed to have shot down drones in 4 oblasts.

Source: Astra Telegram channel, citing anonymous Telegram channels; Russian Defence Ministry; Baza Telegram channel

Details: Anonymous Telegram channels referred to by Astra reported explosions near the Mashinostroyeniya (lit. Machine Building) Design Bureau in the city of Kolomna (Moscow Oblast); a drone attacked the facility on the night of 10-11 November.

Explosion in Kolomna. PHOTO: ASTRA

Quote from an eyewitness: "A powerful explosion occurred again in the vicinity of Golutvin today at about 07:30. Eyewitnesses reported that it could be clearly heard in the houses on Okskiy Avenue. Alarms went off in the cars parked in the streets. Residents say secret services vehicles are on their way to the Mashinostroyeniya Design Bureau."

More details: In addition, the Baza Telegram channel reported that an undetonated aircraft-type drone carrying explosives was discovered overnight in the workshop of the 50th Anniversary of the USSR Bryansk Chemical Plant, located in the village of Seltso in Bryansk Oblast. The shop is still under construction. Its roof was pierced in three spots. Secret service officers were called to the scene. No casualties were reported.


The Russian Defence Ministry claimed in the morning that its air defence forces destroyed four Ukrainian drones over Moscow, Tambov, Bryansk and Orel oblasts.

Updated: Telegram channel Baza reports that the drone fell near the Mashinostroyeniya Design Bureau at 07:30 this morning. The attack slightly damaged the glazing and paneling of one of the bureau’s buildings, the channel’s sources say. There are no casualties.

For reference: The 50th Anniversary of the USSR Bryansk Chemical Plant is a facility engaged in the production of industrial explosives and the disposal of ammunition. Anonymous Telegram channels said it had been attacked in March this year.

The Mashinostroyeniya Design Bureau is one of Russia's leading design-and-research and production centres for military equipment, producing, among other things, the Kinzhal and Iskander missiles. The company was founded in 1942 and is now a part of the High-Precision Systems division of Russian state-owned defence conglomerate Rostec.

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