Azerbaijani information sources write about, that with the intensity of the use of shock drones, which is now, the Armenian side in the next few days may be left without such air defense systems of its own as the "Osa" air defense system.
Osa-AKM anti-aircraft missile systems are used in the Karabakh conflict zone, data on the exact number of which are in service with the armies of Armenia and the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic in open sources does not appear. Wherein, according to the Azerbaijani side, for 4 days of the conflict managed to destroy at least 8 such SAMs, and the majority - with the help of Turkish-made unmanned aerial vehicles. First of all, we are talking about the Bayraktar shock drones.
Today the characteristics of Bayraktar are as follows, that most often it remains inaccessible for the Osa air defense system of the Armenian and Karabakh troops.
known, that ATGM UMTAS are used to destroy armored vehicles and launchers of air defense systems. The Bayraktar TB2 drone is capable of carrying four such missiles and strikes from a height of up to 8,5 km. In this case, the "ceiling" height for the target, which the Osa-AKM anti-aircraft missile system is capable of destroying 7400 m. In other words, "Stock" in height for Turkish-made drones in front of Soviet-made air defense systems has. This "gap" allows the UAV to approach such air lines, which allow you to effectively attack and hit not only the mentioned air defense systems themselves, but also that technique and position, which they cover.
Baku declares, what “enemy air defense system fails”.
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However, the Azerbaijani side is silent about the number of losses in the same drones., which she suffered due to the use by the Armenian side of the air defense system of various modifications.