Ukraine’s SBU security service has released aerial footage showing ‘Kamikaze’ drones that stalk Russia’s modern air defense systems.
Dramatic new video shows the moment Ukrainian kamikaze-style drones stalked Russian Buk-M1 (SA-11 Gadfly) medium-range surface-to-air missile system and three Tor-M2 (SA-15 Gauntlet) short-to-medium range surface-to-air missile systems.
As the chase heats up, the drones descend to an altitude of just a few dozen feet above the ground and hit Russian air defense systems. One “Tor” tried to shoot down a kamikaze drone, but the pilot kept the drone safe – manually diverted it from the missile, and then “captured” the target and caught up with the enemy surface-to-air missile system.
The Oryx open-source intelligence site reports that Russia has apparently lost 16 Tor-M2 series surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems and 11 Buk-M1 series SAMs in Ukraine since Russia began an invasion.
The Security Service said in a post Saturday that its special agents also destroyed another three Nona self-propelled artillery systems, 3 infantry fighting vehicles, 2 tanks, an electronic warfare station and enemy fortifications with kamikaze drones.