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SAM "Osa" shot down an Azerbaijani military plane


Air defense means of Karabakh shot down an Azerbaijani military plane.

Several hours ago, the air defense systems of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic discovered an aircraft that violated the country's airspace, as a result of which an anti-aircraft missile was fired at it, which destroyed the target. According to preliminary data, the attack was carried out using the Osa air defense system.

“The Defense Army of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) shot down a plane of the Azerbaijani Air Force. Press secretary of the NKR President Vahram Poghosyan said this, Interfax reports. According to Poghosyan, the military plane was shot down at the site of the city of Martuni. Clashes in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic began on September 27. Azerbaijan reported that Armenian forces fired at its positions and settlements on the contact line and announced a counteroffensive. Armenia declared that Azerbaijan attacked Artsakh ", - about it сообщает Russian information publication "Lenta.ru".

Experts, in turn, expressed a number of doubts regarding such a statement, drawing attention to the fact that the Karabakh army does not provide data on which type of aircraft was shot down, although taking into account the technical capabilities of the air defense means of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, it is possible to identify the target was the standard means of radar.

"The capabilities of the same" Osa "air defense missile systems are sufficient to identify the target, moreover, it could be done visually, since from a distance of 10 kilometers (the maximum range of destruction of the" Osa "air defense missile system), it is quite possible to identify the type of the downed aircraft", - the analyst notes.

The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan has not yet commented on the information that appeared about the loss of its aircraft.

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