The United Kingdom said that the Kremlin continues to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) developed in Iran, the Shahed-136, to hit targets within Ukrainian territory.
Moscow: The United Kingdom said that the Kremlin continues to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) developed in Iran, the Shahed-136, to hit targets within Ukrainian territory as part of its most recent update on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
However, the UK’s defence ministry tweeted that Ukrainian efforts to stop the Shahed-136 UAVs are more successful, with official sources, including President Zelensky, saying that up to 85% of the attacks are being intercepted.
Russian forces have destroyed Zelensky’s priceless 3D air surveillance radar system in South Ukraine.
The ministry claimed that the Shahed-136 drones are slow, noisy, and fly at low altitudes, thus making “lone aircraft easy to target conventional air defences,’ the ministry added.
Moscow is employing these drones while praising Ukraine’s air defence systems as being “increasingly effective.” The Defense HQ stated.
The Shahed-136 UAVs are also known by another name, which is “kamikaze” drones. For the first time in the ongoing war between the two nations, it was used by the Kremlin in a strike on central Kyiv on October 17, days after an explosion took place that damaged the Kerch Bridge, which connects Russia to Crimea.
Moscow blames Kyiv for carrying out the explosion.