Missile attacks: Air Force Command Spokesman Ihnat explains how Russia is trying to outwit Ukraine's air defense
Russia has started using traps more often. Spokesman for the Air Force Command, Ukrainian Armed Forces, Yuriy Ihnat explains how Russia is trying to mislead Ukraine's air defense
He shared the information on Espreso TV.
"Sometimes there are targets that have their own flight parameters, but in fact they do not exist. The enemy uses electronic warfare, jammers to mislead air defense and make us respond to targets that do not actually exist. This is an electronic pulse, a radio pulse, which radar stations see as a target, but in fact there is no target. In addition, there are also false targets such as drones that can be pointed in one direction. Such a target will also be visible, it is real, it does not pose a serious threat, but it still needs to be shot down," Ihnat said.
He explained how the air situation is monitored.
"The Virage tablet is a map of Ukraine that displays the air situation and air targets. Each target is marked, has its own number, flight parameters, altitude, speed, direction, etc. So when a missile is flying, the Air Force can see its direction. We try to promptly inform people about the real danger," Ihnat said.
The General Staff's report for November 12 said that Ukrainian missile forces targeted 2 Russian air defense systems.