it became known what was used to shoot down the A-50 plane — UNIAN

it became known what was used to shoot down the A-50 plane — UNIAN


The Defense Forces of Ukraine shot down a Russian A-50 long-range radar detection aircraft with a Soviet S-200 air defense system.

Ukraine shot down the Russian A-50U anti-aircraft missile with the help of a modernized missile to the Soviet S-200 air defense system. This is reported by “Ukrainskaya Pravda” with reference to its sources in the State Government.

“The Russian A-50 long-range radar detection aircraft managed to shoot down the S-200 long-range anti-aircraft missile complex,” the message said.

Even in the middle of last year, it was reported that the Armed Forces were able to modernize missiles for this old Soviet complex.

In July 2023, the Russians began to make statements about strikes on objects in Russia and in the occupied territories with missiles from the S-200 complex. The Krymsky bridge, an air base in the Rostov region, Taganrog, the Kaluga region (bordering Moscow) and others were among the targets hit. According to the Russians, the Ukrainians have reworked the air defense system for striking ground targets and hitting 5B28 missiles.

“Theoretically, the use of adapted missiles of the S-200 air defense system for striking ground targets is possible at a distance of up to 600 km”, – quoted the Russian state publication TASS “a high-ranking source in the sphere of air defense”.

At the same time, not only Russians were talking about 600 kilometers. Former Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, responsible for the air defense system, Igor Romanenko, in the summer of 2023, in a commentary by the Ukrainian Air Force, told how the Ukrainian military had already practiced training on the use of the S-200 missile against ground targets.

“Such rockets were launched at our firing ranges, and they flew at a distance of more than 600 km. I myself witnessed this,” noted Reserve General Romanenko at the time.

The downing of the DRLO A-50U aircraft – details

A Russian A-50 reconnaissance plane was shot down on Friday evening over the Sea of ​​Azov. It was destroyed as a result of a joint operation of the Air Force and the GUR. According to preliminary data, the A-50 fell near the village of Trudovaya Armenia in the Krasnodar Territory.

The scouts added that a sharp drop in speed and height of the downed A-50U aircraft was recorded near the city of Eysk.

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