Ukraine has repeatedly asked its allies to provide itself with more air defense systems and ammunition after Russia increased its use.kamikaze drones“In the brutal attack against the country.
Kyiv said Moscow used kamikaze drones supplied by Iran in attacks against Kyiv, Vinnytsia, OdesaZaporizhzhia and other cities across Ukraine in recent weeks, and begged Western countries for increased support in the face of the new challenge.
Drones have played an important role in the conflict since Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in late February, but their use has increased since Moscow purchased the drones. new rider from Iran in the summer.
What is a kamikaze drone? Kamikaze drones, or suicide drones, are a type of airborne weapon system. They are known as a loitering munition because they have the ability to wait a while in an area identified as a potential target and only attack when an enemy target is identified.
They are small, mobile and can be easily launched, but their main advantage is that they are difficult to detect and can be fired from a distance.
The name “kamikaze” refers to the fact that the drone is disposable. They are designed to strike behind enemy lines and be destroyed in attack – unlike more traditional military drones, which are larger and faster, returning home after dropping. rocket.
What drones is Russia using in Ukraine? Ukrainian Army and US intelligence says that Russia is using Iranian-made attack drones. US officials told CNN in July that Iran began introducing the Shahed mass drones to Russia at Kashan airport, south of Tehran, last month. The drone is capable of carrying precision-guided missiles and has a payload of about 50 kilograms (110 pounds).
In August, US officials said Russia bought these drones and is training his forces on how to use them. According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Russia has ordered 2,400 Shahed-136 drones from Iran.