Shot with the final stage of the rocket trajectory
One of the episodes of the armed conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia is actively discussed. This episode concerns the attack by Azerbaijani troops on the bridge over the Akar River, actually connecting Armenia with Nagorno-Karabakh. Previously, information was announced that, that the Azerbaijani side used some high-precision weapons.
Storyboard video, caught in the network, gave a reason for specialists to come out with a version that, that the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan decided to use an operational-tactical missile system. We are talking about OTRK "Laura" (LORA) short-range. And a bridge, supposed, was destroyed by a missile of this complex, which at one time Azerbaijan acquired from the Israeli company IAI.
The Israeli LORA missiles are primarily intended for the destruction of infrastructure facilities. The bridge belongs to such objects., moreover, it was of great importance for communications between the territory of Armenia and the unrecognized republic of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Attention to Azerbaijan's use of a ballistic missile was also drawn in the west. So, Western columnist Joseph Trevithick notes, what if the version about the use of "Laura" is confirmed, then this will be the first combat use of this operational-tactical missile system.
According to open sources, Azerbaijan has an arsenal of about fifty missiles for Israeli-made OTRK.
Western experts note, that Azerbaijan also has the Tochka-U system, however, the use of the Israeli OTRK in this case is explained by the fact, that his rockets are more accurate. The average deviation of the LORA missile from the target is no more than 10 m. The ability to use a high-explosive fragmentation warhead allows you to effectively destroy targets such as a bridge, what happened on the Akar river.
Footage of a bridge being hit on the road connecting Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh near Asagi Sus. pic.twitter.com/AXgJvzEhp0
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