There are low challenges: Ihnat explained how the weather affects the operation of air defence systems
Difficult weather conditions significantly impact the operation of air defense systems. During low temperatures and precipitation, it is essential to maintain equipment more carefully and prevent icing.
Furthermore, personnel must pay increased attention to the conditions of service at combat posts. Yurii Ihnat, spokesperson for the Ukrainian Air Force Command, conveyed this information during the telethon.
In challenging weather conditions, servicemen must ensure the proper maintenance of air defense systems and consider providing additional conditions for the cold weather to the personnel.
"Systems are also equipment. Cold temperatures can have an impact, it can lead to icing. Therefore, more attention should be paid to keeping it in working order. And people, of course. People are alive; they must also keep warm, better equip their positions and create conditions for normal service," Ihnat explained.
The spokesperson for the Air Force of Ukraine emphasized that air defense systems consist of many separate complexes. Ihnat particularly noted that radio engineering troops play a crucial role in destroying enemy air targets.
"Air defense means a large complex of equipment. This includes anti-aircraft missile troops and radio engineering troops. I would like to mention them because the results of both aviation and anti-aircraft missile forces depend on the detection and provision of operational information about the air situation," Ihnat stated.
As a reminder, the aggressor country Russia attempted to strike at the Khmelnytsky region during a night attack with kamikaze drones on November 30. Air defense forces responded: the enemy UAV was shot down, and its wreckage fell on the territory of a former factory.
It was previously reported that Ukraine's air defense forces repelled another Russian drone attack, destroying 14 of 20 Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs. The air attack lasted from night to morning on November 30. The enemy also launched missiles at the regions, resulting in some destructive landings.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, Russian terrorists attacked the Odesa region with Shahed-type kamikaze drones. One UAV hit a building, causing a fire. The kamikaze drones were launched from the Black Sea and followed complex trajectories across the region.