Russia’s Lancet Loitering Munition Downed By Ukraine’s Small Arms Fire

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russia's Lancet loitering munition / Illustrative photo from open sources
russia's Lancet loitering munition / Illustrative photo from open sources

All enemy’s “one-of-a-kind” technologies seem not as unique as they’re advertised

The Ukrainian Air Force Command reported that yesterday, July 26, Ukraine’s defenders shot down an enemy kamikaze drone of the Lancet type. This russian drone tried to attack one of Ukraine’s radar stations in the Mykolayiv region.

An important additional detail can be found in yesterday's summary of the Operational Command "South", namely this russia’s Lancet was shot down by small arms fire.

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This means the following: firstly, Ukraine’s defenders are able to protect important objects from low-flying air targets. Secondly, Ukrainian specialists had thoroughly studied another Lancet, which fell more than a week ago on the territory of the Zaporizhzhia region.

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Lancet kamikaze drone that fell on the territory of the Zaporizhzhia region, July 2022 / Open source photo

According to current data, the upgraded version of russia’s kamikaze drone Lancet has a warhead of 3 kg, a take-off weight of 12 kg, and a flight range of 40 km. Flight speed is 110 km/h during horizontal flight and 300 km/h during target attack.

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