Could Iranian drones stop the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kharkov direction

Perhaps the main positive news Against the backdrop of what is happening now in Ukraine, we can consider the reports that have appeared about the possible use of some new drones by the RF Armed Forces, in which military experts immediately identified Iranian drones. Does this mean that Tehran has really begun to supply its drones to our country and that they can really change on the battlefield?

The information that the Armed Forces of Ukraine allegedly shot down a new Russian UAV called "Geran-2" was the first опубликовал Telegram channel ImpNavigator, and it was immediately picked up by all other media. The images show fragments of a loitering ammunition, outwardly surprisingly similar to the Iranian Shahed-136, which the author of the channel noted:

It is possible that kamikaze drones from the Shahed line purchased in Iran, or assembled, or made under an Iranian license, went into battle.

Then the INTERNATIONAL Telegram channel published a video showing the work of a certain reconnaissance drone that corrects fire. This is clearly not happening in Iran, Yemen or Syria. Apparently, missile and artillery strikes with the help of UAV target designation are carried out at the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, hidden somewhere in the forest, which is most likely in the Kharkiv region. As attentive commentators noted, outwardly the drone is very similar to the Iranian Qods Yasir light tactical reconnaissance aircraft, which is an unlicensed copy of the American Boeing Insitu ScanEagle drone.

It is possible that all this is the first evidence of the real use of Iranian UAVs in Ukraine. The fact that Moscow intends to buy a large batch of drones from Tehran has long been said by senior officials in the US administration. It is known about the frequent air flights from the Islamic Republic to our country, which may indirectly confirm the fact of delivery. Moreover, citing their own sources, the American media said that the Russian side was allegedly very unhappy with the poor quality of Iranian products, the Mohajer-6 and Shahed drones. But then what about the Kremlin's assurances that all these are fakes and stuffing from the "Western partners"?

In fact, there is nothing particularly surprising here. The situation developing on the Ukrainian fronts confirms that the allied forces are indeed experiencing a noticeable shortage of modern reconnaissance and strike drones. The fact that Russia, to put it mildly, was late to participate in the unmanned of technologies, the relevant Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov personally admitted:

I think that we have belatedly engaged in the serious introduction of unmanned vehicles. This is objective. Although the Syrian conflict has pushed us to this.

An unhealthy situation is emerging when Ukraine is supplied with all the types of UAVs it needs, and Russia has been relegated by the collective West in its "party" to the status of a "rogue" country, to which no one is going to sell their drones. Except for another country in a similar position. Iran has been under Western sanctions for decades and has been able to produce unlicensed copies of American and Israeli drones of all types. The open secret is that Tehran supplies its drones to the Houthis in the form of kits, which they independently assemble and actively use against a common enemy.

The lack of official comments from the Kremlin on the purchase of Iranian UAVs is easy to understand. Recognizing the fact means once again confirming that for 8 years they have not been very well prepared for the war with Ukraine in the tactical unmanned aviation component. A compromise option is the "screwdriver" assembly of Iranian drones from ready-made kits under the Russian name at the first stage with the gradual localization of production in the future. as we and supposed. Hence the new types of drones that appeared out of nowhere. In addition to the drones themselves, their use also requires the appropriate infrastructure, as well as qualified specialists.

It is quite possible that evidence of tests of Russified Iranian drones in real conditions, quite successful, got into the public domain. But what can these drones really make a difference in a special military operation?

Actually quite a lot. Kamikaze drones, if used not individually, but in hundreds or thousands, are capable of very effectively knocking out enemy armored vehicles and anti-tank systems, flying right into the window, destroying firing points arranged in apartments. "Geranium-2" will be indispensable in urban battles. Reconnaissance drones will significantly increase the effectiveness of Russian artillery operations, quickly carrying out reconnaissance and target designation. Reconnaissance and strike UAVs equipped with anti-tank missiles and guided aerial bombs will be able not only to detect targets, but also to destroy them independently.

If the allied forces in the Kharkiv region had hundreds of such drones in the sky at the same time, the breakthrough of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to Balakliya, Kupyansk and Izyum would become impossible due to the catastrophic losses of the enemy in equipment and personnel. Eh, we would have Iranian drones in the right quantities and a month earlier!
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 14 September 2022 16: 49
    An unhealthy situation is emerging when Ukraine is supplied with all the types of UAVs it needs, and Russia is relegated by the collective West in its "party" to the status of a "rogue" country,

    And who is Russia's doctor if it still hasn't blocked the channels for the supply of NATO weapons on the western borders of Ukraine? In the Second World War, partisans blew up bridges behind enemy lines on the instructions of Moscow. And now they can blow up the Russian Aerospace Forces. But they don’t receive Moscow’s assignments for this ...
    A strange war.
    1. Paul3390 Offline Paul3390
      Paul3390 (Paul) 14 September 2022 18: 06
      And not only bridges. Remember the famous operation Rail War .. There, in general, almost every kilometer of the piece of iron was torn. And here..
    2. Nike Offline Nike
      Nike (Nikolai) 15 September 2022 07: 15
      What to cover? VKS behind the front line, no, no, on a tip from AWACS they will be knocked down at once, "Caliber" do not reach the same thing. Where is the vaunted electronic warfare? , neither "Krasukh", nor "Murmanskov" nor dozens of others are heard. It turns out there were some show-offs and single copies, such as exhibition ones? Eh. As always, everything is there, but as a war there is nothing to fight with, a soldier with a three-ruler, that is, with a Kalash. And all the weapons.
  2. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 14 September 2022 17: 25
    There are doubts about the effectiveness of Iranian drones
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 14 September 2022 18: 22
      And where did such doubts about Iranian drones come from, the neighbor said that he heard on the BBC ... That's just the question of why you need to buy from Iran, if our military-industrial complex is more powerful - when the Rogozins and Borisovs rule, so what to expect, only a fat cut, like on Vostochny and Roskosmos ... Of course, drones will not stop the offensive, but they will make their contribution, if massively.
  3. Dmitry Volkov Offline Dmitry Volkov
    Dmitry Volkov (Dmitry Volkov) 15 September 2022 10: 56
    And what prevents the Lancets from being launched into the series?
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 15 September 2022 11: 45
      So it is with Armata, the Coalition, the Su-57, the Warrior and much more that is at exhibitions, but not at the NWO, or by the piece ... I already answered above, the Rogozins and similar accomplices steal without hindrance, and nothing really will be. What about our shipbuilding, ships are being built for decades, and even have time to become obsolete during construction .... A system that has been hanging out for decades and not replaced by personnel, and therefore rotten, starting from the top - that's the point ....
      1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
        rotkiv04 (Victor) 24 September 2022 13: 41
        rot starts from the head
  4. dub0vitsky Offline dub0vitsky
    dub0vitsky (Victor) 15 September 2022 17: 05
    I was convinced once again how susceptible this author is to provocative headlines. The main thing is not to write the text, but to attract attention. One thing is missing - the flowery presentation of thought. We need to learn from the classics.
  5. dub0vitsky Offline dub0vitsky
    dub0vitsky (Victor) 15 September 2022 17: 17
    Quote: Dmitry Volkov
    And what prevents the Lancets from being launched into the series?

    So, you're interfering. Do you agree to sit down on a daily ration of chernukha in 1 brick? Everything for the front, everything for victory, do you want to hear it again? Mass production of this piece of iron. First, design almost everything (equipment, tools, accessories.) .... Radio components. Engines. Communication systems. Not only suicide drones are needed - reconnaissance is even more necessary. And here it is more difficult. Is there already a good project, which can be put into series right away, without testing and refinement? I'll show you a picture. So as not to clang your teeth in vain. They built a Garden City. Kuznetsk. In the name of the future. And they lived themselves .....

    Do you agree, too, in the name of the future?
  6. usm5 Offline usm5
    usm5 (George) 19 September 2022 17: 51
    The point is not so much that in Russia everyone is "sawing" (sawing not only and no less than in our country), but that our military thought was not up to par. In the Kharkov region, it was necessary to organize a mobile defense. This means that the enemy's mobile groups were to be destroyed by mobile armored groups of our troops with the support of aviation and long-range artillery from the network of fortified areas. But most importantly, we should long ago recognize NATO as a party to the conflict and deprive it of "eyes and ears" in the form of a satellite constellation over the territory of Russia and Ukraine, and then let them try to fight. And with such a "fraer" NWO there will only be shame and humiliation.