Today it became known that the warriors of the National Guard of Ukraine for the first time destroyed the launcher of the newest S-350 surface-to-air missile (SAM) system with the help of an FPV drone. This trophy is perhaps the most expensive enemy target that the Ukrainian military has so far managed to destroy using FPV drones.
russian propagandists in this situation showed their trademark illegibility and managed to release the footage that was filmed by Ukrainian drones during the attack on the russian S-350 system for supposedly "their strike" on the launcher of the Ukrainian Hrim-2 short-range ballistic missile system. True, over a period of time, the russians deleted this post, but in general, it was precisely the moment when any comments would be superfluous.
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Moreover, the publicly available information so far hardly allows us to assume that the domestic Hrim-2 short-range ballistic missile system has acquired sufficient functionality so that it can already be used for combat operations against the Russian invaders.
For example, we can recall that at the beginning of November 2023, Chief of the of the Main Directorate of the Rocket Forces and Artillery, and Unmanned Systems at the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Brigadier General Serhiy Baranov, rather interestingly hinted at the current state of affairs in the development of the Hrim-2 missile system. To be more precise, in an interview for ArmiyaFM, he said the following - "I would like to keep it a secret for now. But yes, it exists, it is being improved, and let the russians feel its effect on themselves."
This statement of Brigadier General Baranov sounded very optimistic at the time. Because back in the summer of 2023, there were data in the public space that the "Grim" system is only 65-70% ready, and at least half a billion dollars is needed for its completion.
At the same time, this did not prevent the Ministry of Defense of the russian federation from announcing the downing of the Hrim-2 missiles. The russians began to "intercept" the Ukrainian Hrim-2 ballistic missile back in March of this year, so far 7 such statements from the russian occupiers have been recorded, and in October the Ministry of Defense of the russian federation began to "shoot down" Hrim-2 ballistic missiles already two a day.
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