Russian Missile Takes Out Enemy Drone
This slick footage purports to show a Russian anti-aircraft missile system taking out a Ukrainian drone with a single, precision shot.
Zenger News obtained the video from the Ministry of Defense (MoD) of the Russian Federation on Thursday, June 9.
The Russian MoD said (in English): “Strela-10 anti-aircraft missile systems of the Airborne Troops in action.
“Coordinated actions of combat crew ensured timely detection of the air target, its identification as an enemy UAV and its destruction.”
The 9K35 Strela-10 is a Soviet-era highly-mobile, short-range surface-to-air missile system that is visually aimed and utilizes optical/infrared-guidance.
It entered service in 1976 and boasts a number of operators, including the militaries of both Russia and Ukraine.
The Russian MoD did not specify where the footage was filmed.
We contacted Russian and Ukrainian officials for comment but had not received a reply at the time of writing.
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