Ukrainian pilot spoke about the difficulties of fighting the Russian Geraniums

It is very difficult to resist the Geran-2 drones, and this problem has not yet been fully resolved. A Ukrainian pilot with the call sign Dzhus told about this in an interview with The New York Times.

The last few weeks have been very stressful, very exhausting for us. Still very, very hard to bring them down

- said the military.

At the same time, hitting noisy aircraft is more difficult than it might seem at first. According to the NYT, in order to successfully combat them, the confrontation participants must interact 24 hours in the air and on the ground.

The American edition indicates that Kyiv has built a three-level defense against drones. The first level is fighters on duty in the air, the second is ground-based anti-aircraft missiles, the third is military personnel trying to shoot down UAVs with automatic bursts. The most difficult task is to find drones, as they are hardly visible to radar and can easily be confused with flying birds.

On the eve of the adviser to the head of the defense department of Ukraine, Yuriy Sak, said that at the moment the Armed Forces of Ukraine have learned to shoot down up to 70 percent of drones. At the same time, Kyiv will be able to transfer the skills to combat such weapons to other countries.

The newspaper emphasizes that the drones were originally intended to be used against Israel, and Ukraine is only a testing ground to reveal the advantages and disadvantages of these weapons. Israel, on the other hand, provided the Ukrainian side with information, thanks to which the Armed Forces of Ukraine are fighting against drones.
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  1. Irek Offline Irek
    Irek (Paparazzi Kazan) 24 October 2022 16: 42
    All Ukrainian zombies and media are screaming that Russian drones ran out of ischo that week.
    1. Corsair Offline Corsair
      Corsair (DNR) 24 October 2022 17: 24
      Video with a story about how the UPU aircraft was shot down by Geranium-1:

  2. kalita Offline kalita
    kalita (Alexander) 24 October 2022 17: 17
    70% - ??? Trepachi. 98% reach the target.
    1. Corsair Offline Corsair
      Corsair (DNR) 24 October 2022 18: 09
      Quote: kalita
      70% - ??? Trepachi. 98% reach the target.

      And 70%, this is a very good indicator, given the mass application.

      Recently, the Ukrainians announced the simultaneous launch of 35 "Geraniums" from the Crimea.

      And 70% is more than 20 drones that have reached the goal ...
  3. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 24 October 2022 18: 14
    This is the one who was fooled by geranium. The whole Internet is laughing at him. litak vadik.
  4. Dmitry Volkov Online Dmitry Volkov
    Dmitry Volkov (Dmitry Volkov) 25 October 2022 13: 15
    And why, we don’t modernize our birds, it’s possible to reduce noise and increase speed, only replace the propeller with a saber-shaped one, they can work at TsAGI and MAI, make the design more efficient, use explosives less explosive during steering penetration, book the warhead itself and notches for fragments, stealth coating on the engine, pick up a wing profile for a faster one and you can go on and on, pour methannoll fuel and much more...
    1. Boa kaa Offline Boa kaa
      Boa kaa (Alexander) 25 October 2022 14: 24
      Quote: Dmitry Volkov
      And why, we don’t modernize our birds, we can reduce the noise and increase the speed, only replace the screw with a saber,

      This is not our bird! There is no time for fat: we assemble from vehicle kits that we deliver by VTA aircraft to the Moscow region ... So, what we supply is what we have! And in general, this is a Persian replica of an American drone. What kind of rebranding of the account will be? Can our Lancets-3 be riveted more on the "front end"? and in the depths of the "Bandera ores" is there something more serious to send poking around?
      1. meandr51 Offline meandr51
        meandr51 (Andrei) 31 October 2022 15: 51
        If this is a remake of the American one, then why don't the Armed Forces of Ukraine have them?
    2. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 25 October 2022 16: 06
      The entire Russian system is built on cutting and kickbacks, does not work for production, so there were no UAVs, only in 8 months of hostilities they finally issued weak shock UAVs, Lancets, and even Cubas in small series ... They buy large batches of UAVs from Iran Yes, missiles are an indicator of our military-industrial complex and the RF Ministry of Defense. There is already a change in the system that has been rotting for twenty years with Shoigu, Gerasimov, Rogozin and other Borisovs. Today, volunteers are no less useful in the most important issues, where public services should work out, but they are listed on paper, not in warehouses .......