​Ukrainian Military Shot Down One of the Two Iranian Kamikaze Drones Attacking in the South

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Illustrative photo: Iranian Shahed-136 loitering munition / Open source photo
Illustrative photo: Iranian Shahed-136 loitering munition / Open source photo

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The troops of Ukrainian air defense managed to shoot down one of the Iranian kamikaze drones, which the russian army uses to attack Ukrainian military equipment. The news was reported by the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The military say the Shahed-136 kamikaze drone (the occupiers call it "Geran-2") was shot down on September 20 afternoon, by the air defense of the Air Command "South". The drone was shot down in the Mykolaiv region, southern Ukraine.

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Torn part of a drone's winglet with the inscription "M205 Geran-2", this way russians mark Shahed-136 loitering munitions received from Iran / Photo credit: Air Command "South"

The air command also published some photos of the downed UAV. It is in fact a loitering munition, with a weight of 200 kg and a 2.5 m wingspan. They were noticed earlier in the northeastern Kharkiv direction – they were used in areas where russia doesn't have artillery superiority.

More details about this event were provided by the Operational Command "South". The press service notes that in fact there were two drones and the russians planned to use them to attack the Ochakiv port – one of them managed to hit the coastal zone, the other, already mentioned one, was destroyed on approach.

In this context, we should also mention the following: the Ukrainian military when talking to Western media noted that the Iranian Shahed-136 is a rather "unpleasant" weapon that is quite difficult to detect and shoot down by Ukrainian air defense systems, because this weapon is quite small in size and flies at a very low altitude.

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