​Russians Expended Costly, “High-Precision” Kh-29 Missile Just to Hit an Outdoor Toilet in Huliaipole

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Russian Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jet with a precision-guided Kh-29T missile vs outdoor toilet in Huliaipole / Representative photo
Russian Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jet with a precision-guided Kh-29T missile vs outdoor toilet in Huliaipole / Representative photo

The enemy appears to have troubles with maintaining the operational capability of its aerial weapons guidance equipment and with how it uses its guided aerial missiles

Russian forces continue their insidious air raids against civilian infrastructure and populations in Ukraine, thus violating the laws and customs of war.

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Outdoor toilet in Huliaipole befor russia's airstrike, Defense Express
Outdoor toilet in Huliaipole befor russia's airstrike... / Representative photo

This time, a Russian air strike was targeted against a tiny settlement named Huliaipole just outside Zaporizhzhia, which is located close to frontlines but definitely has no major industrial or military facilities on its territory.

Outdoor toilet in Huliaipole after russia's airstrike...

The irony is that the Russians were out to hit civilians with a guided Kh-29 missile, but managed to blow up with this missile anything else but an outdoor toilet! Photos have already appeared on the Web.

The debris of the Russian Kh-29 missile that blown up an outdoor toilet in Huliaipole, Defense Express
The debris of the russian Kh-29 missile that blown up an outdoor toilet in Huliaipole

The original source report assumes that the Russians had used a Kh-29T missile (known on the export market as Kh-29TE) to "demilitarize" the toilet in Huliaipole. The Kh-29 T is supposed to have a “fire-and-forget” capability and (as claimed by its designers) be able to accurately hit small targets like a pillbox hole or a window in an important building.

The original source report assumes that the Russians had used a Kh-29T missile (known on the export market as Kh-29TE) to
The original source report assumes that the Russians had used a Kh-29T missile (known on the export market as Kh-29TE) to "demilitarize" the toilet in Huliaipole

The fact that the missile hit a wooden toilet instead of a target of military significance, reveals two things. First is that the Russians have failed to work out effective methods for the employment of guided aerial weapons, and the second is that Russian forces have serious troubles with maintaining in appropriate operational status the guidance equipment on their tactical aircraft launched munitions.

Of the myriad of “wonder military airplanes” that Russia has put out, only few boast of being equipped with guided weapons, Defense Express
Of the myriad of “wonder military airplanes” that Russia has put out, only few boast of being equipped with guided weapons

Defense Express reported earlier about first use by russia of soviet-era Kh-59 missile against Ukraine.

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