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Russia's new S-350 SAM destroyed by FPV drone: Defense Express comments

6 December, 2023 Wednesday
20:12

Valerii Riabykh, a military expert and development director of the media and consulting company Defense Express, said that the S-350 is the most advanced missile system and an achievement of the Russian defense industry

He said this on the Espreso TV channel.

"The newest S-350, which the National Guard destroyed with an FPV drone, is one of the modern systems that Russian enemy is developing to counter a wide range of medium- and long-range threats. The cost of the S-350 launcher alone is $135 million, while the cost of an FPV drone can range from $200 to $700. And this is a disproportionate ratio in such a confrontation. Such examples need to be scaled up," Riabykh said.

According to the military expert, the S-350 is a system that is supposed to combat air threats, but is incapable of countering FPV drones.

"The destruction of such a system changes the capabilities in confronting Russia and the need to invest in such areas. The S-350 is a state-of-the-art system and an achievement of the aggressor country's defense industry. A simple FPV drone and its skillful use by Ukraine's defense forces can change entire trends in this area," Riabykh said.

  • On December 5, Ukrainian special services attacked a number of Russian military facilities in the temporarily occupied Crimea with drones.
  • Taras Chmut, head of the Ukrainian foundation Come Back Alive, said that the protests on the Polish-Ukrainian border had affected the supplies for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. 
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