TRIBUNNEWS.COM, KYIV – The Ukrainian military disclosed the fact that Iranian-made Shahed-136 drones supplied to Russia carried out a number of devastating attacks in the Kharkiv region, in the past week.
Thought “cupu” turned out to be “temperature”. This phrase seems appropriate to apply to the Iranian-made combat drones supplied to Russia for use against Ukraine.
A number of Western media and military observers initially doubted the Iranian-made drones which they considered untested, incompetent, and out of date in terms of technology to be used against Ukrainian defenses.
Moreover, news emerged from the Ukrainian military claiming that they had succeeded in bringing down the Persian-made drone.
How bad is the quality of Iranian drones?
What was published in a report on the Wall Street Journal site actually spoke otherwise.
In the report, citing the Ukrainian commander’s statement, Russia has inflicted serious damage on Ukrainian forces with recently introduced Iranian drones, in wide-scale deployments.
“Over the past week, the Shahed-136 delta wing drone, repainted in Russian colors and renamed Geranium 2, began appearing over Ukrainian armored and artillery positions in the northeastern region of Kharkiv,” said Colonel Rodion Kulagin, Commander of the Mechanical Artillery Brigade. 92nd Ukraine.
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Kulagin revealed that in his brigade’s operational area alone, Iranian drones, which usually fly in pairs and then hit their targets, have destroyed two 152 mm self-propelled howitzers, two 122 mm self-propelled howitzers, as well as two BTR armored infantry vehicles.
Kulagin added that prior to the current large-scale deployment of the Shaheds, Russia carried out a test last month, striking a US-supplied 155-mm M777 towing howitzer with a drone.