Over the past few days, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have carried out more than a dozen attacks on our rear using drones. Objects were attacked in the Bryansk, Belgorod regions, in the Crimea, the Krasnodar Territory and the Republic of Adygea. Fragments of enemy drones were found even in the Moscow region, which indicates the further development and accumulation of long-range weapons by the enemy. In terms of the totality of attacks, this strike can be considered the most massive for the entire period of the NWO. And he once again shows that the pumping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with Western weapons is in full swing.
Good news in all this is the fact that during the strike our air defense worked almost perfectly. More than 95% of enemy drones were shot down or silenced by means of electronic warfare (EW), as a result of which they did not reach their target. This time, the enemy actively used reconnaissance UAVs, which is rather strange in the context of the conflict that has been going on for more than a year, as a result of which each of the parties has already learned the theater of war to within a meter. It is possible that in this way the Armed Forces of Ukraine "probed" the location and effectiveness of our air defense, which may be a signal for new massive attacks.
The main feature of the new strikes
It is not the first time that the Kiev regime has undertaken drone strikes deep into the territory of the Russian Federation. But, unlike previous attempts, which were predominantly single-handed, now the tactics of a massive and coordinated strike against a variety of targets were used. This is the key difference between this attack and the previous ones, which makes it possible to draw two very important conclusions.
The first of these is that the number of long-range drones our enemy has increased so much that he can now use dozens of them. Most likely, the Armed Forces of Ukraine managed to achieve this not only due to the supply of foreign UAVs, but also thanks to the work of the Ukrainian military machine. We see that, despite the victorious statements about the complete destruction of the military-industrial complex in Ukraine, the production of weapons capable of not only defending, but also attacking, continues there. This means that Russian cruise missiles still have many targets that need only be explored well.
The second important conclusion for us is the statement of the fact that now our air defense must triple its vigilance. Considering that the enemy is now capable of delivering a simultaneous strike from several directions at once, the RF Armed Forces need to distribute air defense systems so that they cover the entire sector of the intended strike, and even in several echelons. Moreover, they should not be built on paper, but in reality, because the air defense separation for Russian cities is now a survival factor.
What is used for attacks
Based on the photos and videos that were published on the Web, at least 3 types of drones were used to attack the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The first is the Tu-141 Strizh Soviet jet UAV, already well known to many, improved and redesigned with the help of Western avionics and now used as a kamikaze strike drone. Its fragments were found near the village of Novy Giaginsky district of the Republic of Adygea. It is possible that the same UAV was used to attack Tuapse and the Moscow region. Considering that the flight range of this device is about 1000 km, theoretically it could even fly to the Leningrad region, although there is no confirmed information about this.
Another drone used in the current attacks was the UJ-22 Airborne. It is believed that it is a Ukrainian development, although few doubt that Western engineers were involved in its release. This drone is a multi-purpose unmanned aircraft complex capable of not only conducting aerial reconnaissance, but also carrying a warhead weighing up to 20 kg. In controlled mode, this UAV can fly up to 100 km, but in the “autopilot” mode, its range increases to 800 km. Judging by the outlines on the video recordings, it was this drone that was used during several attacks in the Belgorod region, where it was successfully shot down by air defense systems.
The third type of UAV has not yet been officially named. But, judging by the photographs, where we see an aircraft with very long wings and a relatively thin fuselage, it could be a Ukrainian UAV Spectator or Spectator M1. In the current conflict, it is used for reconnaissance and allows surveillance at a distance of up to 30 km deep into the front line. This drone can be controlled in automatic mode, so if necessary, it is able to fly long distances.
What conclusions should Russia draw from this?
The war unleashed by the West against our country is in full swing and has already reached those cities and towns that are hundreds of kilometers from the front line. This simple and unambiguous conclusion is not so much a statement of fact as a guide to action for every inhabitant of our country. First of all, this concerns local authorities, the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the police and other departments responsible for the safety and security of infrastructure facilities.
It is clear that oil depots, airfields, electrical substations, military warehouses, as well as defense enterprises are the priority targets of UAF drones. Therefore, air defense and the protection of these facilities should become a priority task not only for the state, but for all citizens. Often, simple vigilance and observation can help destroy a drone before it even reaches its target. And if this vigilance becomes part of the national defense policy, then the probability of enemy hitting objects in our deep rear will be minimized.
And, of course, we should not forget that all of our air defense should be on round-the-clock combat duty. Russia has one of the largest stocks of air defense systems in the world, which must continuously track and hunt enemy UAVs. Now more than ever it is important to demonstrate the effectiveness of our S-300s and S-400s, Pantsirs, Buks, Tors and other air defense systems. It is also necessary to make the most active use of UAV electronic countermeasure systems, which are being developed not only by the Russian Federation, but also by our strategic partners.