The Russian military is learning to counter “bayraktars” at exercises near the Ukrainian border. PHOTO
During their training, Russian Armed Forces servicemen are preparing to counter the Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 reconnaissance UAV, which is in service with the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
This was a press photo from the training of the military army of the 20th General Army of the Western Military District of the Russian Army, which published the service of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
The photo shows the instruction of the Russian military at the stand Counteraction by regular and assigned means of EW on the UAV “Bayraktar TB2” (These are means of electronic warfare).
The poster contains general information about the frequency of frequencies used by drones for control, transmission of telemetry and satellite navigation, as well as a list of EW facilities contained in the Russian army and their actions, a list Defense Express.
According to the publication, such instructions were carried out within the framework training unit of the 20th All-Military Army, which is deployed near the borders of Ukraine.
The use of Mi-24 helicopters and outdated versions of T-72 tanks was noticed at these training sessions. Some of them have anti-mine trawls.
The use of IMR-2 (engineering fencing machine), which is designed to create track passages through difficult terrain and minefield, also attracts attention.
Probably the main task of training was practice of actions in the offensive.
Also interesting may be the fact that visitors to these training teams of the Western Military District, Colonel-General Alexander Zhuravlev. He inspected combat training activities, the deployment of newly arrived servicemen, and the development of the infrastructure of the combined and military units.
According to the “News”, the occupiers plan to send to Donbass updated ZRGK “Pantsir-C1” to hunt for “Bayraktari”.
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According to the News Agency, in late October 2021, the American media, including The Washington Post and Politico, reported that they had reported a concentration of Russian troops and military equipment near the border with Ukraine. Satellite images taken by Maxar Technologies showed the accumulation of Russian troops and weapons near the town of Yelnya in the Smolensk region and others.
This information was denied by the Ministry of Defense and the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, revealing that it was “deliberate misinformation.” Ukrainian security forces made it clear that the usual presence of Russian troops near the borders of Ukraine.
On October 6, a Pentagon spokesman officially confirmed an “unusual” concentration of Russian troops near Ukraine’s border.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov called “unwarranted escalation of tensions” information in the Western media about Russia’s plans to invade Ukraine and said it was “Russia’s internal affair.”
On November 19, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said in the United States that he did not believe in “Russia’s great offensive.”
However, on November 21, Kirill Budanov, the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, gave an interview to an American military publication. He stressed that Russia has concentrated more than 92 troops near a thousand borders with Ukraine, and a large-scale invasion of three areas, which are preparing for January-February 2022.
On December 3, Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov stated in the Verkhovna Rada that the Russian Federation could achieve the greatest readiness for the escalation of aggression against Ukraine at the end of January 2022.
On December 4, the Washington Post reported that US intelligence was speculating that Russia was planning an offensive in Ukraine on the fronts in early 2022 with up to 175,000 troops.
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov said at a briefing on December 22 that 122,000 Russian servicemen are at a distance of 20 km from Ukraine’s borders.
In December, photos from Maxar showed the build-up of equipment in Russia.
The concentration of Russian troops near the northern and eastern borders of Ukraine with the political was also observed in the spring of 2021.
Against the background of increasing military presence on December 17, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia published draft treaties with the United States and agreements with NATO about the so-called “security guarantees” demanded by Vladimir Putin. The reasons for the inadmissibility of NATO enlargement, the ban on the deployment of NATO weapons and training in Eastern Europe, including Ukraine, etc. On December 15, Moscow handed over these demands to the American side.
The requirements are clearly unacceptable not only for Ukraine but also for NATO members in Eastern and Southern Europe.
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According to the News Agency, Ukraine began negotiating with Turkey in November 2018 on the purchase of Bayraktar drones.
Ukrspetsexport and the Turkish company Baykar Makina signed an agreement to purchase them for the Ukrainian army in January 2019.
In March 2019, drones were tested in Ukraine.
At the end of September 2019, Turkey launched the production of Ukrainian military strike UAV operators Bayraktar TB2.
On July 15, 2021, the first Bayraktar TB2 unmanned strike complex was awarded to the Ukrainian Navy.
In the fall of 2020, the Bayraktars played a decisive role in Azerbaijan’s victory over Armenia in the Nagorno-Karabakh war.
On October 26, 2021, in the area of the Joint Forces operations, the Bayraktar reconnaissance and strike unmanned aerial vehicle was used for the first time. He was involved in response to the operation of a battery of Russian howitzers D-30, which fired on the positions of the Armed Forces near the village of Granitne in Donetsk region. Two servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were wounded, one of them died.
In order to use the enemy of the fireman, by order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny, Bayraktar was used. The unmanned aerial vehicle did not cross the line of contact and, guided by a missile, destroyed one gun of the Russian occupation forces. her servants ran away. After that, the shelling of Ukrainian positions stopped.
The next day, 27, Russian President Dmitry Peskov’s spokesman said that the supply of Turkish Bayraktar TB2 impact drills to Ukraine and their use “could destabilize the assessment in Donbas.”
After that, one German Foreign Ministry said that it was “very concerned” about the intensification of hostilities in eastern Ukraine, as well as reports that the Armed Forces used a Bayraktar drone in response to artillery shelling and the death of another soldier.
In response to Berlin’s statement on Berlin’s “concern over the use of the Bayraktar drone in the Donbas,” Ambassador of Ukraine to Germany stressed that our state has a legal right to defend itself.
The French Foreign Ministry also said that the French Foreign Ministry was “concerned” about the intensification of hostilities in Donbas over the use of the Bayraktar drone by the Ukrainian armed forces.
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Editor: Nestor Dim