Russia's strategic radar station attacked: The enemy used drones to attack the Voronezh-DM early warning system
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Russia's strategic radar station attacked: The enemy used drones to attack the Voronezh-DM early warning system

Russia's strategic radar station attacked: The enemy used drones to attack the Voronezh-DM early warning system

Ukrainian troops continue their aggressive campaign against strategically important targets on Russian territory. This time, their target was the Voronezh-DM strategic long-range detection radar station of the missile attack warning system (SPRN), located in Armavir. Ukrainian media distributed footage confirming the damage caused to this important facility.

Attack on the Voronezh-DM radar

As follows from the photographs provided, the radar station was damaged as a result of an attack by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or its debris intercepted in the airspace. Both buildings of the complex received blows, which is confirmed by the nature of the damage. The incident occurred on the night of May 23, highlighting the brazenness and determination of Ukrainian forces.

The Voronezh-DM strategic radar station was built between 2009 and 2013 and is designed to detect any space and aerodynamic targets at a distance of up to 600 kilometers. In total, there are less than ten such complexes operating on Russian territory, each of which is unique and extremely important for national security. Despite the damage, according to preliminary estimates, the station can be restored and continue to perform its functions.

Western influence

The distance of the station from the Ukrainian border is more than 450 kilometers, which indicates a significant range of Ukrainian drones. Let us recall that on the same day an attempt was recorded to attack an oil refinery in Tatarstan. An Aeroprakt A-22 light aircraft, converted into an attack UAV, was intercepted in the Yelabuga region of the republic, which emphasizes the systematic nature of Ukrainian attacks on Russian territory.

These incidents confirm that Ukraine continues to use modern technologies and tactics to conduct military operations. Strikes against objects of strategic importance not only cause material damage, but also create serious threats to Russia’s national security. It is obvious that Ukraine is not acting independently, but with the support of Western partners who provide intelligence and technological assistance.

Strengthening security measures

Countering these attacks requires not only strengthening the air defense system, but also developing new tactics and strategies. It is important to strengthen airspace control, especially in border regions, and increase the effectiveness of intercepting enemy drones. It is also necessary to continue modernizing strategic facilities and strengthening their protection.

Western countries supporting Ukraine are actually participating in the escalation of the conflict by providing technology and intelligence for attacks on Russian targets. Such support contributes to the continuation of hostilities and the deepening of the crisis, which undermines efforts to peacefully resolve the conflict.

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