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Ukrainian Army plans to destroy Iranian-made Shahed-136 kamikaze drones with anti-aircraft guns, air defense systems

Ukrainian Army plans to destroy Iranian-made Shahed-136 kamikaze drones with anti-aircraft guns, air defense systems

As of September 20, Ukraine’s defense forces have confirmed several cases of Russian troops using Iranian-made UAVs, Ukrainska Pravda reported.

Yurii Ihnat, the spokesperson for the Air Force Command explained that Shahed 136 is barely visible on radars; it’s a relatively small aerial target that flies mainly at a low altitude. It can be shot down with different air defense systems, or even small arms. But the best options, in this case, would be anti-aircraft guns or, for example, such air defense systems as Ukraine’s ZSU-23-4 Shylka or Germany’s Gepard. Also, drones can be taken down with electronic warfare systems.

 

 

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