FRIDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER 2022, 21:18
Ukrainian anti-aircraft gunners shot down Mohajer-6, a multipurpose Iranian UAV, on the southern front.
Source: Press Centre for the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine; its spokesperson Yurii Ihnat in a comment to Ukrainska Pravda
Quote: “On 23 September, anti-aircraft gunners of the Operational Command Pivden (South) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine shot Mohajer-6, a multipurpose UAV of Iranian production, for the first time in Ukraine. This UAV is designed to conduct reconnaissance missions, observe, and strike.”
Details: A video posted by the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine shows how Ukrainian defenders hit the UAV used by Russia.
In comparison with Iranian kamikaze drones Shahed-136 that carry weapons [40 kg of explosive – ed.], this UAV can carry up to four high precision munitions. Production of this drone started in 2017.
Mohajer-6 has a maximum take-off weight of 600 kg, 100 kg payload, and 200 km range. Maximum speed is 200 km/h, endurance – 12 hours, and maximum flight altitude is 5,400 m.
Ihnat pointed out in a comment to Ukrainska Pravda that Russia has recently reduced the use of intelligence drones, and they have been using attack drones produced by Iran.
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