Kamikaze drones used in exercises by the Russian military. Photo/sputnik
MOSCOW – In the special operations zone, kamikaze drones helped Russian troops remove Ukrainian military hardware, including air defenses, multiple launch rocket systems and self-propelled howitzers.
Sputnik released a video of Russian troops conducting a kamikaze drone operation exercise during Moscow’s special military action in Ukraine.
In the footage, a Russian soldier is seen launching an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with an explosive device to target enemy military hardware.
The video clip comes as an informed source tells Sputnik that the Russian Armed Forces used concentrated strike groups from kamikaze Lancet drones to destroy the remnants of Ukraine’s S-300 long-range air defense system.
“In one attack, up to a dozen Lancet drones roaming around could be used,” the source added.
Insiders explain that such tactics make it possible to guarantee the most effective destruction of the S-300’s air defense, which includes missile launchers, command posts, radars and other equipment.
According to the source, at least four Ukrainian S-300 launchers were destroyed in last week’s Lancet drone strike.
The drone, developed by the Russian company ZALA (part of the Kalashnikov group), is designed to carry out combat and reconnaissance missions at the front.
As well as destroying the S-300, the Lancets were used to target self-propelled howitzers, radars, the Ukrainian Army’s multiple-launch rocket systems, and command and observation posts.