Ukraine's Air Force Got A Method of Shooting Down Russian Caliber Cruise Missiles Before the War

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The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has already shot down almost 130 Russian cruise missiles
The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has already shot down almost 130 Russian cruise missiles

Ukrainian pilots have to show ingenuity to shoot down enemy cruise missiles

The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in particular fighter aircraft, is literally showing miracles of skill, destroying enemy cruise missiles such as Kh-55, Kh-101, as well as Kalibr naval based cruise missiles.

Launch of the enemy Kalibr crouise missile, Ukraine's Air Force Got A Method of Shooting Down Russian Caliber Cruise Missiles Before the War,Defense Express
Launch of the enemy Kalibr crouise missile, an illustrative photo of pre-war times

Defenders of the Ukrainian sky are doing essentially impossible - they have already destroyed 129 enemy cruise missiles.

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The key to unraveling this phenomenon can be found in a report published by the ArmyInform news agency.

Russian Tu-95MS bomber with X-101 cruise missiles, Ukraine's Air Force Got A Method of Shooting Down Russian Caliber Cruise Missiles Before the War,Defense Express
russian Tu-95MS bomber with X-101 cruise missiles, illustrative photo of pre-war times

The authors of the publication say that they talked to the pilots of one of the Ukraine’s Tactical Aviation Brigades. They were told an interesting detail - Ukrainian fighter pilots were assembled at the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and held a special training. The pilots of the fighters were told and trained on the simulators what to consider when intercepting cruise missiles in the training. The exercise proved effective, and within a few days Ukrainian fighters began intercepting enemy cruise missiles.

MiG-29 fighter of the Air Force of the Armed Forces, Ukraine's Air Force Got A Method of Shooting Down Russian Caliber Cruise Missiles Before the War, Defense Express
MiG-29 fighter of the Air Force of the Armed Forces, illustrative photo

From this passage follows such an interesting conclusion - the Air Force of the Armed Forces before the Russian invasion received a method of shooting down cruise missiles racists, and even managed to upgrade their simulators to deal with cruise missiles.

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