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The Russian military shot down the American Excalibur ammunition, which was considered invulnerable to air defense

Russian air defense destroyed American Excalibur ammunition in flight.

If until recently it was believed that Russian air defense systems were not at all designed to deal with guided and unguided artillery munitions, then it became known that the Russian military managed to intercept an American guided projectile on approach to the target. This is recorded for the first time.

“Air defense systems shot down two rockets of the HIMARS multiple launch rocket system in the area of ​​​​the village of Bogdanovka, Kherson region. An Excalibur guided artillery shell was intercepted near the village of Miropolye in the Sumy region., - informs the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

It should be noted that the key difficulty for intercepting such ammunition is their small size and high speed. In particular, the ammunition has a length of less than a meter, and due to the peculiarity of the trajectory, the probability of its detection is extremely small.

To date, there has been no evidence that such ammunition has ever been intercepted.

 

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