Ukrainian kamikaze drone sets new record

May 27,2024 408
Ukrainian kamikaze drone sets new record

In a record-breaking strike, a Ukrainian-made drone has attacked a Russian over-the-horizon radar station from a distance exceeding 1,800 kilometers, according to sources within Ukrainian intelligence reported by Ukrainska Pravda.

“A Ukrainian drone has covered a distance of more than 1,800 kilometres to the enemy’s facility, setting a new record for the range of destruction for kamikaze drones,” intelligence sources said.

The drone targeted the Voronezh M long-range target detection radar station in Orsk, Orenburg Oblast, Russia. The aftermath of the strike is still being assessed. These radars are crucial for detecting space and aerodynamic objects, including ballistic and cruise missiles. Operating in the meter wave range, the station boasts a detection range of up to 6,000 kilometers.

Russian media reported the attack, stating that a UAV “crashed near Orenburg,” and the target of the drone “may have been a military object.”

Previously, the furthest target for Ukrainian drones was an object in the city of Salavat, Bashkortostan Republic, Russia. This target is located 140 kilometers closer to the Ukrainian border compared to Orenburg, according to Ukrainska Pravda.

Cover: open sources

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