The Air Force from the "Buk" destroyed the Russian drone

Launch of the anti-aircraft missile of the Buk-M1 complex, August 2022.
Launch of the anti-aircraft missile of the Buk-M1 complex, August 2022.
© Photo: Frame from the video of the Armed Forces Air Force Command
Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Updated: August 22 2022 at 01:55 pm
Source: mil.in.ua

The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed a Russian reconnaissance drone. To defeat the enemy's air target, the Ukrainian forces used the Buk-M1 air defense system.

The corresponding video of the combat operation of the air defense complex was released by the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The military was informed that fighters of the anti-aircraft missile unit of the "Center" air command destroyed another enemy drone on Sunday, August 21 in the southeast direction.

The released footage shows the launch of the 9K37M1 "Buk-M1" anti-aircraft missile of the Ukrainian military.

After the launch, in a few seconds, the air target was hit by detonating the warhead of the missile directly near the object in the sky.

Hitting an air target by an anti-aircraft missile of the Buk-M1 complex, August 2022. Frame from the video of the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

The enemy drone was flying at a relatively low altitude.

The " Buk " air defense system is a multifunctional, highly mobile medium-range anti-aircraft missile system.

Air defense system "Buk-M1" of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Freeze frame from video.

The self-propelled complex is designed to destroy strategic and tactical aircraft, cruise missiles, helicopters and other aerial objects (depending on the modification).

The anti-aircraft missile complex can be used for air defense of troops, military facilities, important administrative-industrial and other territories (centers) with the mass use of air attack means.

The Russian Orlan-10 drone was neutralized over Ukraine.
The Russian Orlan-10 drone was neutralized over Ukraine. August 2022. Ukraine. Photo: DSHV ZSU
A Russian reconnaissance drone shot down over Ukraine, as it has the unofficial name "Kartograph". August 2022. Ukraine. Photo: Center Air Command

Ukrainian fighters neutralized the Russian Kartograf and Orlan-10 UAVs.

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