Not only for reconnaissance: now the occupiers use Orlans to drop ammunition
Russian occupiers have found a new destination for Orlan-10 drones. Now the enemy also uses the UAV to drop ammunition.
According to Alexander Pavlyuk, Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, they managed to land the Russian Orlan-10 with two cassette suspensions to the FOG by means of electronic warfare.
Accordingly, the enemy is trying to use its reconnaissance UAVs to destroy ground targets by dropping fragmentation munitions.
It is possible that the targets for the enemy may be civilian objects. The Defense Forces are monitoring this situation and are taking the necessary measures to protect our skies as much as possible from hostile UAVs,” Pavlyuk stressed.
Occupiers use Orlans to drop ammunition / Photo by Oleksandr Pavlyuk
What is known about drones like “Orlan”
This is a multi-purpose Russian unmanned aerial system designed to monitor extended and local objects in hard-to-reach areas. It is considered one of the newest devices of this type in the Russian army. They are equipped with 360-degree video cameras and can climb up to 5 kilometers, which makes them inaccessible to part of the air defense. But usually these devices operate lower – at altitudes of about 2 kilometers.
Ukrainian defenders decisively destroy Russian UAVs
- January 4 was productive for our defenders. They managed to “land” an enemy Su-25 attack aircraft, a Ka-52 helicopter and an enemy Orlan-10 drone.
- On January 2, when Russia continued to launch rocket attacks on Ukraine, our Air Force also eliminated two Orlan-10 UAVs.
In general, since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have destroyed 1844 UAVs of the operational-tactical level.