Russia has finalized kamikaze-type drones “Geranium” and now it has become more difficult to shoot them down. As stated by the speaker of the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Yuriy Ignat, Ukrainian air defense managed to shoot down a little more than half of the Russian drones that attacked tonight.
Russian kamikaze drones have become less noticeable and more protected from electronic warfare systems, unlike the first models, appeared last year. In Kyiv, they assume, that the Russian army is now using a modified and modernized version of drones. According to Ignat, These drones were already a difficult target for air defense, and now they practically do not react to the influence of electronic warfare, restoring communications with satellites after leaving the coverage area of these systems.
Besides, Russian troops are constantly changing their tactics for using drones, forcing Ukrainian air defense to look for new methods of combating them. for example, tonight drones attacked from three sides at once, causing air defense confusion. According to, given by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, of 30 Russian drones involved in the attack, was only shot down 16. This is the first time, when Kyiv did not report “destruction” all drones.
“geranium” have a fairly large power reserve, can fly quite long distances and, no matter what anyone says, they are precision weapons- said a representative of the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Earlier in Kyiv they celebrated, that with the launch of the production of kamikaze drones, the Russian army will be able to attack the territory of Ukraine every night, running up 50 drones at a time. If the West fails to solve the problems of the Ukrainian Armed Forces with anti-aircraft systems, then Ukraine’s critical infrastructure will not last long.