With dwindling missile stockpiles, russia plans to intensify drone attacks during the harsh winter months. The precise number of remaining missiles remains unknown, yet it’s estimated to be significantly lower compared to last year, Yuriy Ignat, the spokesperson for the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, reports.
To compensate for this shortage, russia is expected to ramp up drone production, encompassing not only Shahed and Lancet UAVs but also other domestically manufactured unmanned aerial vehicles.
Drone, exhibiting remarkable agility, are constantly altering their flight paths to evade detection and interception by Ukraine’s mobile air defense units.
The enemy is strategically seeking vulnerable spots within Ukraine’s air defense network, utilizing riverine systems and highways to navigate undetected and increase the likelihood of drone strikes reaching their intended targets.
As a consequence, the Ukrainian Air Defense Forces are effectively neutralizing these drones on the outskirts of strategic locations, particularly cities that russia deems as primary targets.
The dwindling missile supply compels russia to rely on less precise and reliable weaponry like drones. The accelerated production of drones further underscores russia’s preparedness for a protracted war in Ukraine.
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