The expert told how the air defenses near Kursk and Voronezh worked
Alarming messages continue to come from the regions bordering Ukraine. Early Wednesday morning, air defense systems went off in Voronezh. The targets were believed to be unmanned aerial vehicles. At 3:35 a.m., an intruder was shot down near Belgorod. And the governor of the Kursk region, Roman Starovoit, said on his Telegram channel: an air defense system went off in the region that night. There are no casualties or destruction.
Photo: ru.wikipedia.orgVitaly V. Kuzmin.
In more detail about what goals the Russian air defense was working on that night, “MK” was told by the ex-head of the anti-aircraft missile forces of the special forces command, reserve colonel Sergei Khatylev.
— The pops that local residents in the Voronezh region heard this night in the area of u200bu200bthe deployment of a military unit and near Belgorod indicate that anti-aircraft missile forces shot down drones there.
– All complexes see. And the “four hundred” (S-400), and the S-300, and the “Buk” with the “Shell”. But the fact is that with certain maneuvers of drones, radars perceive them differently. For example, when a helicopter-type drone or loitering ammunition is practically motionless in the air – for example, it approached the target and hovered – at this moment it is more difficult for an anti-aircraft missile system to detect it. Except, perhaps, “Shell”. He has an infrared detector, which allows him to see such a target under any conditions. But in principle, in certain areas of movement, enemy drones see all our complexes.
– Basically. Or combined arms complexes such as “Strela”, “Pine”, “Verba”. These are all portable anti-aircraft missile systems that are in service with the Ground Forces. They work on suddenly appearing low-flying targets.
— Conclusions are drawn after the first raid of two Ukrainian helicopters on Belgorod. Measures taken. The necessary strengthening measures have been taken. Combat duty is organized in a special way. You see, even at night they detect such difficult targets as drones, and accurately work on them.