Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Suicide drones strike another Russian early warning radar

A series of drone attacks have targeted the Russian strategic early warning radar system, with the latest strike occurring in the Orenburg region.

Local media reported the fall of a drone near the village of Gorkovskoye in the Novoorsky district, close to the city of Orsk.

The attack targeted the over-the-horizon radar station “Voronezh-M” located at coordinates 51°16’25″N 58°57’32″E. This radar system, built in 2017, is designed to detect space and aerodynamic objects, including ballistic and cruise missiles.

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If the drone originated from Ukraine, it would have had to flight over 1,500 kilometers, possibly avoiding parts of northern Kazakhstan. This strike follows a recent attack on the Voronezh-DM radar in the Krasnodar region, which occurred amid Russian military exercises focusing on the preparation and use of non-strategic nuclear weapons.

Ukrainian authorities do not appear to have publicly claimed responsibility for the attack on radar systems.

Russian officials have not commented on the direct hit to a key component of the country’s missile defense system. The increasing frequency of these drone strikes highlights the vulnerability of critical Russian defense infrastructure.

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