How Does British Martlet MANPADS Can Struck Russia’s Orlan-10 UAV (Video)

How Does British Martlet MANPADS Can Struck Russia’s Orlan-10 UAV (Video)

Martlet LMM MANPADS proved to be the best solution against russia’s UAVs in russo-Ukrainian war

At last, we have a high-quality video of Martlet lightweight multirole missile system in action.

In particular, Defense Express notes a relatively "soft" launch, as for a 13-kg missile with a length of 1.3 meters. Unlike other MANPADS, it first triggers an explosive charge, and only after that a propulsion engine.

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Also, operator’s work is clearly visible as well. He looks through the thermal sight and has to control the target until its destruction at the intersection, which can be moved with the joystick instead of turning the entire launcher.

This method of guidance is due to the fact that Martlet uses missile control in the "laser path". And this seems to be the most effective way to destroy small targets such as drones. Since their thermal signature may not be enough for high-quality capture of infrared seekers.

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Martlet MANPADS missile is definitery not small / Video screenshot

Defense Express notes that the more such MANPADS are spread among Ukraine’s servicemen the more regular UAV losses the russian army experiences. On average, 7-10 enemy UAVs are destroyed per day, which conduct reconnaissance and adjust artillery fire.

Defense Express offers to see russia's casualties for 70 days of war in the article

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Russian short-range surface-to-air missile system Tor-M1, that was destroyed in Ukraine / Open source photo
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