Among the trophies "Eagles", "Halls" and "Lancet": the General Staff showed the work of anti-aircraft gunners of the 93rd Brigade. Photo
Artem, the commander of the 93rd Brigade of the Armed Forces' "Arrow 10" anti-aircraft missile system, planned to study to be a tanker, but "learned to be an air defense specialist." He recently turned 22, and as a birthday present he received downed Russian Orlan and Zala aircraft.
There is also a downed Lancet, though it was shot down with assault rifles, the Kholodny Yar Brigade said. The military also showed how Artem celebrated his birthday.
"I thought I was going to celebrate in a tank, because I was planning to study to be a tank driver. But it turned out that I studied air defense. So on my birthday, I'm defending the sky!" said Artem.
During combat duty, the Arrow-10 crew waits for reports of enemy UAVs. After the message "All holes, Orlan is in the sky!" the soldiers roll out the anti-aircraft missile system from its hiding place, "capture" the target and fire the missile.
According to Artem, sometimes the crew of the air defense system sits idle for weeks at a time, and sometimes they have to fire five missiles at a time.
As OBOZ.UA reported, during the last enemy drone attack on Ukraine, our military used the FrankenSAM system for the first time. It managed to shoot down an enemy Shahed from a distance of nine kilometers.
Meanwhile, the UK announced the successful testing of the DragonFire laser weapon for air defense. It hits targets at the speed of light and can hit a coin at a distance of one kilometer.