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Kennah

(14,408 posts)
Thu May 25, 2023, 11:08 AM May 2023

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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Ukraine says it shot down 36 drones in overnight Russian attacks (Original Post) Kennah May 2023 OP
Looks a lot cheaper than missiles. oldsoftie May 2023 #1
Wonder if Moscow McCarthy is bitching about the cost of those US counter drone trucks? Bengus81 May 2023 #2
I like it republianmushroom May 2023 #3
I wonder if they can hack into the Iranian drones to pinpoint their headquarters? LiberalFighter May 2023 #4
+100 Rhiannon12866 May 2023 #7
This makes me smile LetMyPeopleVote May 2023 #5
Very nice!! blue-wave May 2023 #6

oldsoftie

(13,093 posts)
1. Looks a lot cheaper than missiles.
Thu May 25, 2023, 11:51 AM
May 2023

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

Bengus81

(7,127 posts)
2. Wonder if Moscow McCarthy is bitching about the cost of those US counter drone trucks?
Thu May 25, 2023, 11:55 AM
May 2023

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

blue-wave

(4,484 posts)
6. Very nice!!
Thu May 25, 2023, 01:53 PM
May 2023

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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