The Azerbaijani side announced the stage of the operation in the battle zone, during which manned combat aircraft was used.
According to recent reports, we are talking about the Su-25 attack aircraft of the Azerbaijani Air Force. Its use for striking Armenian positions is reported in the summary of the military department of the republic..
As a result of airstrikes (with the use of the Su-25 attack aircraft) a large number of enemy personnel were destroyed in trenches and underground shelters.
The report said, that the attack aircraft rose into the air to strike 31 October.
Presented footage of the use of the Su-25.
This raises questions, why the Azerbaijani side needed to raise an attack aircraft into the air when solving the task of striking enemy manpower? This question is relevant and in connection with the fact, that the frames show quite open positions of the Armenian side, including traditional trenches and trenches.
Various assumptions are made. One of them is, that Azerbaijan “began to value shock drones and high-precision ammunition for them”. The cost of high-precision ammunition for shock UAVs “Flags” essential, therefore the Azerbaijan Air Force could decide to use the Su-25 with “ordinary” ammunition. Among the assumptions and such, which is associated with a relatively large number of drones lost by Azerbaijan by this day, previously acquired from Turkey and Israel.
Another version is related to the identification of the reconnaissance of relatively well-fortified positions of the troops of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, against whom (positions of this nature) UAV armament is not quite effective.