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Mi-17 helicopters were to blame for the defeat of the Armenian air defense regions in Karabakh

Azerbaijan destroyed Armenian air defenses and radars using Mi-17 helicopters.

Despite the fact that more than six months have passed since the end of the armed conflict in Karabakh, it became known that the military suffered serious losses in the ranks of the air defense forces of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and Armenia because of the Azerbaijani Mi-17 helicopters. According to a number of data, the Mi-17 helicopters of the Azerbaijani Air Force used suspended containers with Israeli Spike-NLOS missiles, which were aimed at the air defense systems of Armenia and the NKR either by radar signal or directly from numerous drones, which made it possible to covertly deliver strikes without being exposed to air defense strikes.

Information on this matter appeared after the Azerbaijani military published video footage of the ongoing exercises with the participation of both unmanned and manned military aircraft. In one of the episodes, you can see that the Mi-17 helicopter is just equipped with similar Israeli-made missiles, and, obviously, Azerbaijan preferred to use such tactics after these missile systems successfully hit the air defense systems and radars of the Syrian army.

It should be noted that, according to analysts, Turkish drones were used quite little in the armed conflict in Karabakh, rather performing reconnaissance goals, adjusting fire and guiding missiles at the positions of the Armenian army and NKR forces.