Ukrainian drone again flew to the air base in Engels

Tonight, explosions again thundered near the Russian long-range aviation base in the Saratov region. As residents of Engels reported on social networks, a loud explosion and the sounds of air defense were heard in the city at night.

The first official to react to the incident was the governor of the Saratov region, Roman Busargin, who reported that there was no destruction in the city. He denied reports of a possible evacuation of residents and urged to wait for reports from the Ministry of Defense. Soon the defense department told the details of the night incident.

On December 26, at about 1:35 Moscow time, a Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicle was shot down at low altitude by means of anti-aircraft defense while approaching the Engels military airfield in the Saratov region. As a result of the fall of the wreckage of the drone, three Russian servicemen of the technical staff who were at the airfield were fatally injured

- said the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

Thus, this is the second UAV attack in a month on the airfield of strategic aviation, 700 km from the borders of Ukraine. This time aviation technique was not injured, but three soldiers were killed. Earlier, on December 5, as a result of the arrival of a drone from enemy territory, two Tu-95MS missile carriers were slightly damaged.
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  1. Nikolay Volkov Offline Nikolay Volkov
    Nikolay Volkov (Nikolai Volkov) 26 December 2022 08: 59
    the smart ones learn from the mistakes of others, the fools learn from their own ... plywood marshals are not trainable at all
    1. Nikolaevich I Offline Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I (Vladimir) 26 December 2022 09: 13
      The Aerospace Forces have a new "tradition" ...: to shoot down aircraft over the parking lots of their aircraft!
      1. savage3000 Offline savage3000
        savage3000 (Savage) 26 December 2022 20: 13
        In the news they write: when approaching the airfield.

        True, it is not clear what the military was doing somewhere in the place where the missiles were nearby. Did you gather mushrooms in the snow?
    2. blackies Offline blackies
      blackies (Igor Bodrov) 28 December 2022 17: 47
      There is a war with a very serious enemy - the US and NATO.
      Their reconnaissance is very likely to open "holes" in our air defense from the NVO zone.
      Further - a bare field, only over Engels they can be knocked down.
      Calling generals names is not a big deal.
  2. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 26 December 2022 09: 14
    It happens.
    It's like in the old battleship days - to shoot somewhere beyond the horizon with a large caliber, maybe it will hit.

    I feel sorry for people
  3. Vladimir Orlov Offline Vladimir Orlov
    Vladimir Orlov (Vladimir) 26 December 2022 09: 20
    It is unlikely that these UAVs fly as much as 700 km from Ukraine: short ranges will not be enough, and large ones (TU 141/143) should be visible on all radars. Launched for sure somewhere in Russia. Diversions have become widespread (but they almost don’t write about it. Just like they don’t write about dozens of construction workers from Russia who died from shelling. A wounded man from Luhansk was lying in a nearby ward of a Moscow hospital the other day, for one shelling of a workers’ dormitory - 28 corpses. Not a single one the bastard did not write about it).
    The FSB, as always, does not finalize (it is possible that they are more busy making money).
  4. rish Offline rish
    rish (Rish) 26 December 2022 09: 53
    Well, with the onset of cold weather, CHPPs will be attacked, given that we mainly have central heating - this will create huge problems.
  5. George1950 Offline George1950
    George1950 (Georgy1950) 26 December 2022 10: 07
    Wow, shame! And this is two days after the holiday, Long-Range Aviation Day! Well, something must be done! Collegiums, meetings, trips, visits ... Ah, no sense!
  6. Skipper Offline Skipper
    Skipper (Skipper) 26 December 2022 11: 39
    It sounds strange - they shot down over the airfield and killed 3 soldiers ... it looks like a lie ... but in real life they blew a UAV and he killed 3 soldiers .. he just didn’t get where he was supposed to.
  7. savage3000 Offline savage3000
    savage3000 (Savage) 26 December 2022 20: 12
    This is already shit....
  8. Sancym Offline Sancym
    Sancym (Alexander ) 26 December 2022 20: 54
    There will be many statements on this note, but they are based on emotions, not on knowledge!
  9. gosha smirnov_2 Offline gosha smirnov_2
    gosha smirnov_2 (gosha smirnov) 26 December 2022 21: 55
    That's why, for some reason, I'm not even surprised at all. Aaaaa, well, yes! I myself once wrote a week ago that fighting so mediocrely "there will be more than one gift", but with such a bombing military leadership, it's generally a continuous "holiday life will be" and further.
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  11. VladZ Offline VladZ
    VladZ (Vladimir) 27 December 2022 15: 02
    Unfortunately, it must be admitted that the Khokhlobanderites have a weapon capable of reaching long-range targets on the territory of Russia, albeit in small quantities so far. We are talking about reactive drones of the Soviet-built Tu-141 Strizh, which were previously used as targets for air defense systems. There was one design bureau in the square, which modernized this UAV, removing the excess and installing a warhead (warhead) of 50 kg. TNT., increasing the flight range. We made the appropriate firmware for the electronics, essentially turning this UAV into a cruise missile flying at low altitude parallel to the terrain using GPS navigation. Speed ​​about 1000 km., Range up to 1000 km. For radars, this is an inconspicuous fast-flying target, hence the arrivals in Engels and Diaghilev. Therefore, we cannot ignore this threat.
    1. Pro100 Offline Pro100
      Pro100 (Vladimir Babaev) 27 December 2022 23: 45
      We are talking about jet drones still Soviet-built Tu-"Strizh"
      The Union was not for nothing feared (respected). It was a powerful state.
    2. wladimirjankov Offline wladimirjankov
      wladimirjankov (Vladimir Yankov) 28 December 2022 15: 30
      For radars, this is an inconspicuous fast-moving target.

      one can agree with the fact that the fast-flying one, but the fact that the Tu-141 is an inconspicuous target is not so. The swift's metal body glows on radar like an airplane or a cruise missile.
  12. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 27 December 2022 18: 01
    They write that the drone changed direction due to the tangential passage of an air defense missile and ended up in a technical room, there were pilots and maintenance personnel. How did a drone fly 1000 km unnoticed?
  13. Sergei N Offline Sergei N
    Sergei N (Sergey N) 27 December 2022 19: 23
    Khokhols congratulated our air defense on the holiday.
  14. Sergei N Offline Sergei N
    Sergei N (Sergey N) 27 December 2022 19: 26
    A repeated attack on the airfield in Engels gives Russia the right to use nuclear weapons against Hohland! Paragraph "c" article 19 of the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation N ° 355.
    Unfortunately, Vladimir Vladimirovich will not dare to do this.
  15. Sasha Koblov Offline Sasha Koblov
    Sasha Koblov (Sasha Koblov) 27 December 2022 21: 27
    It's time to change the air defense chief.
    1. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
      Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 27 December 2022 23: 51
      Rather, the chief of the chief of the chief of the air defense chief (Putin) - based on the results of work
  16. alexandre II Offline alexandre II
    alexandre II (Alexander) 28 December 2022 06: 24
    And what gift to expect for the New Year? .....
  17. Ars Offline Ars
    Ars (Arslan) 28 December 2022 22: 34
    And why does no one consider the version that they flew from a friendly country, a neighboring