While his aircraft suffered very heavy losses from the first hourson its territory, Ukraine not only defends itself from enemy raids. Beyond Efficiency ground-to-air, it’s thanks to his skill that Ukraine manages to resist the Russians and create a lot of damage. According to as well as Ukraine has an elite unit of drone pilots called . According to these two publications, it consists of about fifty teams, perfectly coordinated, and its strong point is striking at night while the Russian soldiers are sleeping …
Initially, it was a group of Ukrainian civil defenders who used crowdfunding to launch Aerorozvidka in 2014. Eight years ago, this unit already created problems for the Russians at one time during the annexation of Crimea. Since then, this organization has become more professional, and its effectiveness even allowed it to be integrated into the Armed Forces of Ukraine in 2015. Now she receives funding from both the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and the general public, reports.
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According to A week, this squadron is based, among others, on the Bayraktar TB2, these Turkish-made drones that are inexpensive and durable, capable of conducting air strikes against tanks, supply trucks, vehicles carrying electronic equipment, and other targets. According to Timethis elite unit of Ukrainian drones destroyed dozens of “priority targets” by attacking Russian troops during their, and she completes 300 missions every day! During the day it is enough to notice troops to better surprise them at night.
” Russian forces are static when the night falls– explains one of the pilots once. Fear of Ukrainian shelling makes them hide their tanks in the villages between houses, knowing that conventional artillery cannot risk killing civilians.. Except that these pilots claim they are so accurate that they can get close to targets without causing collateral damage.
Accuracy, which they also owe to the quality of their communication between the drone and their command post, and they can be gratefulas well as her satellite internet providers. ” If we use a night drone with a thermal imager, it must connect via artilleryman and perform target designation ”, confirms once Yaroslav Gonchar, head of Aerosurvey.
Two step approach
Target acquisition is carried out in two stages: across two types of drones. First is the exploration phase with a consumer drone such asCompany. Thanks to its thermal imaging camera, it is used to detect Russian military equipment. The group then sends custom octocopter capable of dropping anti-tank with precision.
” It is impossible to see our drones at night– concluded the Aerorozvidka serviceman on condition of anonymity. We specifically look for the most important truck in the convoy, then hit it exactly, and we can do it very well with very low collateral damage – even in villages this is possible. At night we can get closer. »
The strategy to which Russia plans to respond afterreports on Tuesday that the Russians have now decided to carry out their bombing raids at night to be less visible to surface-to-air missiles and also to respond to these drone attacks.
All about Bayraktar TB2 drones, masters of the sky in Ukraine and reputed formidable
He became the star of the sky for Ukrainians. Whether this is true or false, footage of the destruction of Russian equipment and weapons systems by inexpensive Bayraktar TB2 drones of the Ukrainian army is multiplying on the network.. This small armed drone is part of Kiev’s assets to inflict heavy casualties on the invader and slow it down.
Posted on 03/07/2022 by Louis Neveu
At first, Ukraine fiercely resists. One of its assets is combat drones from the air, which are proving formidable to Russian armored vehicles, logistics vehicles and missile systems. Bayraktar TB2 is more than mythology about the “ghost of Kyiv”, a famous Ukrainian MiG-29 pilot who scored several aerial victories in one day. I’ The Turk was even honored for several days with a song to the glory, which was broadcast on YouTube. Six copies of this drone were delivered by Turkey in 2019 and were used to carry out in Donbas against pro-Russian separatists. In September 2021, Ukraine decided to purchase 24 more drones, which angered Vladimir Putin. The Russian President then criticized the sale of these devices during a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Bayraktar TB2 was developed by Baykar Makina, it hasin V carry two . Its cabin, which is and composite materials are smoothed for optimization . It feeds on located in the tail section of the aircraft. In terms of dimensions, with a wingspan of 12 m and a length of 6.5 m. maximum 650 kg, this is small compared to American is used, for example, by the French army. Much lighter, less powerful, able to stay in more than 24 hours at an altitude of 6800 meters. It’s endurance with the ability to fly at very low makes it an ideal tool for reconnaissance and reconnaissance.
⚡️The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny published footage showing a Russian convoy shot down by Bayraktar-TB2 in the city of Malyn. pic.twitter.com/YDJZmsHKGE
— Ukraine Report (@UkrWar_Report) February 27, 2022
Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny published footage showing how a Russian convoy was shot down by Bayraktar-TB2 in Malin. © Twitter
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Under the wings, the drone can also carry up to four guided missiles.Turkish production Roketsan MAM. Lightweight (15 kg) and compact missiles, demonstrating tremendous effectiveness against Russian armored vehicles, vehicles with ammunition and even manpower. Thus, 70 Chechen soldiers were sent with his blows to have been killed recently. Another benefit is that multiple drones can be controlled simultaneously for continuous surveillance. If managed to destroy some of these drones, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine said that a new delivery of these drones had recently taken place.
Considered a low cost drone despite a $5 million unit cost, the Bayraktar TB2 didn’t know its baptism.in Ukraine. It was used in Libya and Syria to destroy systems anti-aircraft. This was especially evident in the summer of 2020 during the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh. It was then used to destroy Armenian vehicles. He completed the mission with great efficiency.