And how it happened: Ukrainian defenders shot down an “invisible” Russian drone
Ukrainian defenders neutralized an enemy drone designed for aerial reconnaissance and surveillance. We are talking about ZALA 421-16E2, which, as the Russians boasted, “invulnerable” and “invisible”.
He was “landed” by the soldiers of the 58th separate motorized infantry brigade named after Hetman Ivan Vyhovsky. Details – read the material 24 Channel .
“The bird has already flown away”: what is known about the drone that was shot down
Ukrainian defenders managed to shoot down a drone, which the Russians call “invulnerable” and “invisible”. We are talking about the model ZALA 421-16E2.
Ukrainian military shot down “invisible” Russian drone / Photo OK “Sever”
The fighters said that this UAV model is designed for aerial reconnaissance and surveillance. The drone is equipped with a camera and a thermal imaging module.
The drone was equipped with a surveillance camera / Photo OK “Sever”
The duration of the flight of such a “bird” is up to 4 hours, and the height is up to 3,600 meters. At the same time, such a search engine can cover up to 35 kilometers, and its weight is 7.5 kilograms, the wingspan is 2.8 meters.
Also in the enemy “bird” found a memory card / Photo OK “North”
The APU added that the device was made according to the “flying wing” scheme and can operate in normal or silent mode. Shooting down such a drone is really not easy, but nothing is impossible for Ukrainian soldiers.
Thanks to the well-coordinated work of the military, this bird has already “flyed away”. “Vygovtsy” hit accurately, – noted in OK “Sever”.
Armed Forces of Ukraine commented on the damage to the Russian Su-24 over Bakhmut
The Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed a Russian Su-24 bomber in the sky over Bakhmut. Most likely, the pilot managed to eject, but the details are still being installed.
Serhiy Cherevaty, spokesman for the Eastern Group of Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, spoke about this on Channel 24. He confirmed the damage and added that the soldier of the 93rd separate mechanized brigade Kholodny Yar from the Igla portable anti-aircraft missile system eliminated the enemy “bird” .