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Thu May 25, 2023, 11:08 AM

Ukraine says it shot down 36 drones in overnight Russian attacks

Source: Reuters

Ukraine said on Thursday it had shot down all 36 Iranian-made drones launched by Russia in overnight attacks which it said probably targeted critical infrastructure and military facilities.

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said it had been an "uneasy night" but commended the work of air defences.

"Continuing to terrorise Ukraine, the enemy used 36 Shahed (drones). None of them reached their target. Thanks to our air defence forces for the 100% result," he wrote on the Telegram messaging app.

Since last October, Moscow, which launched its full-scale invasion in February last year, has regularly sent waves of drones to attack targets in Ukraine. Although they are slow, drones are cheaper and more expendable than advanced missiles.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/ukraine-says-it-shot-down-36-drones-overnight-russian-attacks-2023-05-25/



Several days ago, I saw an article about counter drone trucks heading to Ukraine.

https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2023/5/22/us-made--counter-drone-trucks-head-for-ukraine

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Kennah Thursday OP
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Response to Kennah (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2023, 11:51 AM

1. Looks a lot cheaper than missiles.

But the article mentions "30kmph". Thats less than 20mph. The Iranian drones go about 100 I think. But I would think it would still work well. And a LOT cheaper. Also much more shoot & scoot capability

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Response to Kennah (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2023, 11:55 AM

2. Wonder if Moscow McCarthy is bitching about the cost of those US counter drone trucks?

Give it time if he isn't already..........

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Response to Kennah (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2023, 12:13 PM

3. I like it

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Response to Kennah (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2023, 01:18 PM

4. I wonder if they can hack into the Iranian drones to pinpoint their headquarters?

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #4)

Thu May 25, 2023, 08:34 PM

7. +100

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Response to Kennah (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2023, 01:33 PM

5. This makes me smile

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Response to Kennah (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2023, 01:53 PM

6. Very nice!!

Ukrainians have come a long way in protecting their people and property from the evil perpetrated upon them. Thanks to President Biden as well as a strong NATO and broader Western Alliance, the Ukrainians are at times eliminating 100% of Putin's genocidal missiles. Slava Ukraini!! Heroyam Slava!! Slava NaViki!!

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