Pantsir air defense system production plant attacked in Russian Tula: DIU reports successful operation
On the night of January 21, explosions occurred in Tula, Russia. A UAV was used to attack the Shcheglovsky Val plant, which manufactures Pantsir-S air defense systems.
The attack on the plant was carried out by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. Sources in the intelligence service confirmed the plant's damage to OBOZ.UA.
According to the source, the explosions at the military plant in Tula, as well as the attacks on the Orel and Smolensk regions, are part of the "planned work of the Main Intelligence Directorate."
The affected plant is one of the largest enterprises of the Russian defense industry. It specializes in the development of guided weapons for the ground forces, produces air defense systems, rapid-firing guns and small arms. Another area of the company's activity is the modernization of obsolete weapons.
In particular, it is the Shcheglovsky Val plant that produces the Pantsir-S and Pantsir-S1 air defense systems: the invaders use them to cover civilian and military targets.
Earlier, Russian media and Telegram channels reported a powerful explosion in Tula, after which a fire broke out in the city's Proletarsky district. According to locals, the fire was seen on the territory of the Russian military plant Shcheglovsky Val.
The Russian Defense Ministry stated that all UAVs over Tula were allegedly shot down.