The video showed the failures of Ukrainian MANPADS against Geranium attacks

As a result of airstrikes carried out by Russian forces in recent days against critical Ukrainian infrastructure, mainly by drones (known as Geran-2 and believed to be manufactured in Iran), Ukrainian officials announced that they "were able to intercept the majority" of the attackers. suicide bomber drones. The entire Western media machine willingly repeats these statements, at the same time emphasizing the “simplicity, low speed and high noise” of the drones used by Russia.

It is important to note that the Ukrainian forces are quite heavily saturated with man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS), both due to their legacy of Soviet launchers and Igla missiles, and thanks to thousands of deliveries of American-made FIM-92 Stinger systems.

However, from the many videos and photos posted on social networks, it is clear that the Ukrainian military in Kyiv is actively trying to shoot down those “cheap, slow and noisy” suicide drones, but in all cases noted this was unsuccessful.

In particular, the Spanish edition of El Pais compiled a whole video of such failures, while there was simply no evidence of allegedly successful “interceptions”. Video from El Pais completes the shooting, which captures the firing of the Ukrainian MANPADS. However, the drone itself was not in the frame - only reflections of a large fireball formed by its explosion in the vicinity are shown.

At the same time, there is another video recording of the same event, filmed from a different point - a resident of one of the houses nearby. At the very beginning, you can clearly see and hear how an anti-aircraft missile flies, and then an explosion of an arriving Geranium follows.

The EurAsian Times, which published both videos, noted that, in principle, drones are easier to shoot down, since they cannot maneuver like fighter jets and many modern missiles, or carry heavier equipment to jam. Regarding the miss of the Ukrainian MANPADS, a retired air defense officer of the Indian army, Colonel Shailesh Rai, explained this by the possible absence of an infrared signature for the missile to capture the target. In addition, there was a simpler explanation.

Shahed-136 / "Geran-2" is a drone with virtually low visibility. It does not have a radar on board, and the engine does not leave a noticeable thermal trace so that an anti-aircraft missile can easily capture it in sight

said another expert, Vijainder K. Thakur, a former Jaguar fighter pilot with the Indian Air Force.
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  1. Demonlivi Offline Demonlivi
    Demonlivi (Dima) 18 October 2022 20: 15
    Kyiv tried to take the Donbass for 8 years, well, if it couldn’t, the Donbass itself came!
    1. Corsair Offline Corsair
      Corsair (DNR) 18 October 2022 20: 42
      Quote from demonlivy
      Kyiv tried to take the Donbass for 8 years, well, if it couldn’t, the Donbass itself came!

      Let's somehow get around this bragging with "came" ...
      LPR, crookedly, with grief in half - liberated, now - its regions are under threat again ...
      We, about a third of the territory (in the meantime - Russia), are still under occupation ...

      URYa? Or will we soberly assess the situation and take action?

      PS And if we are to be more specific, then it was not we, the Donbass, who came to Kyiv, but ....Iran.
      1. GIS Offline GIS
        GIS (Ildus) 19 October 2022 07: 42
        Poroshenko's words "flew" to Kiev ... now they have his words come true, only like a boomerang. and yes, we still came as a country. with the Russian word, missiles, "mopeds" and "lancets"
  2. Pat Rick Offline Pat Rick
    Pat Rick 18 October 2022 20: 34
    As a result of air strikes carried out by Russian troops in recent days against critical facilities Ukrainian infrastructure mainly with the help of drones

    The locomotive fleet of Ukraine has remained since the times of the USSR, its depreciation is approaching 100%. Did Russian missiles hit the locomotive depots where all these relics from the Soviet era are (repaired)?

    The Ukrainian railway gauge is 8.5 cm wider than the European (Polish) one. Are stations where wheelsets are changed from narrower to wider gauges affected?

    All these are "critical objects".
    1. Corsair Offline Corsair
      Corsair (DNR) 18 October 2022 20: 52
      Quote from Pat-Rick
      Did Russian missiles hit locomotive depots?


      Quote from Pat-Rick
      Are stations where wheelsets are changed from narrower to wider gauges affected?

      1. GIS Offline GIS
        GIS (Ildus) 19 October 2022 07: 44
        means everything is ahead
        first, according to the importance list, then what remained not worked out from this list, then the second queue of objects. Well, what would it be really bad for the former Ukrainian SSR and them, and the EU had something to do besides the war
    2. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
      Piramidon (Stepan) 19 October 2022 20: 01
      Quote from Pat-Rick
      All these are "critical objects".

      Every user on this site, reads "important" their objects.
  3. Alex20042004 Offline Alex20042004
    Alex20042004 (Alexey) 20 October 2022 17: 51
    If I'm not mistaken, then it's dill shelling themselves?!!!