Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: “Iranian drones bypass our air defense, attacking convoys of equipment”

Iranian drones have recently appeared over Ukraine, but in such a short time they have already become a huge problem and a real threat to the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the Russian Armed Forces. Politico writes about this, citing Ukrainian servicemen who reported details of the use of UAVs by Russians from Iran in the ongoing conflict.

The publication notes that Russia has deployed Shahed-136 kamikaze UAVs and Mohajer-6 reconnaissance and strike drones purchased from Iran in significant quantities. Their use has led to devastating results. They strike at the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, destroying personnel and machinery, and also affect infrastructure (factories, ports and other facilities). On September 23, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukrainian air defense shot down more than a dozen enemy UAVs in a day. Therefore, Ukrainian activists, military and functionaries urge the United States to urgently send more modern weapons to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

As an example, junior sergeant of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Andriana Arekhta said that drones flew in from the Crimea and attacked her special forces unit near Kherson with impunity. They dropped bombs on the positions where the fighters were and destroyed two tanks with crews inside.

These UAVs do not see radar. Iranian drones bypass our air defense, attacking convoys of equipment. It's a huge problem

Arechta said.

She explained that she can shoot down UAVs with Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, but only during daylight hours, since the MANPADS provided by the United States are not equipped with a night vision system. Thus, these UAVs can change the rules of the game, i.e. influence the course of the confrontation between Kyiv and Moscow. They are relatively small and fly at low altitude, evading UAF radar. Therefore, Ukraine needs modern air defense systems to counter the new threat.

I need to be in position against Russian helicopters on one side and Iranian drones on the other. But the Stingers are very difficult to block a huge territory

She pointed out.

Arechta is also capable of using US-supplied Switchblade 300 drones, but they are very weak against armored vehicles and artillery. Ukraine needs upgraded Switchblade 600 munitions loitering drones, which it calls “flying Javelins.”
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  1. ont65 Offline ont65
    ont65 (Oleg) 27 September 2022 22: 04
    All the dill knows, and the country of origin and quantity, but as they spread fakes, they continue to do so.
  2. Peace Peace. Offline Peace Peace.
    Peace Peace. (Tumar Tumar) 28 September 2022 04: 53
    It looks like they can really turn the "tide of events" that the Anglo-Saxons began to rock Iran by investing multibillion-dollar funds.
  3. Bobik012 Offline Bobik012
    Bobik012 (Vladimir) 28 September 2022 06: 55
    can shoot down UAVs with Stinger anti-aircraft missiles

    vague doubts torment me. And who can explain to me how the night differs from the day for the GOS Stinger. At night, on the contrary, it should work better, since the thermal contrast is greater. Who is stupid - the author or this ukraffenfrau?

    Ukraine needs upgraded Switchblade 600 drones loitering ammunition, which it called "flying Javelins"

    It is felt that they will be of no more use than ground javelins and Bayraktars who have joined them. The problem is not with drones, but with the air defense system. Where it is, this product is useless.
    Well, the number of them, of course. Not many of them were brought, they will soon run out. Iranian industry is hardly capable of producing them in the quantity we need. And the deployment of your serial is the time. I don’t see any technical problems, any aviation design bureau blinds such a project in a day, but a plant, workers, documentation, equipment, etc. are needed.
    1. Boa kaa Offline Boa kaa
      Boa kaa (Alexander) 28 September 2022 19: 49
      Quote: Bobik012
      I don’t see any technical problems, any aviation design bureau blinds such a project in a day, but a plant, workers, documentation, equipment, etc. are needed.

      The problem is not in the glider, although it is now d.b. "radio transparent" from composites ... The problem is in small-sized powerful aircraft engines! In avionics based on modern ECB ... And if the engine is electric, then the batteries should be. very energy-intensive ... well, at least LIAB. And this is now in great deficit with us, because. we were not puzzled by this in a timely manner, we got TIME TOUCH!
      And what our Kulibins offer now does not meet the dictates of the times and the requirements of the battlefield. The military rejected them ... therefore, Kronstadt is urgently "recultivating" everything to meet the new requirements of the time.
      Somehow, however.
  4. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 28 September 2022 08: 24
    Arekhta is not a Ukrainian surname. Mercenary or westerner?
  5. House 25 Sq. 380 (House 25 Sq. 380) 28 September 2022 14: 20
    Woman with MANPADS - how sexy ....
    AmeroSMI in its "repertoire": marketing with "kindling" ....