Russia uses aircraft more than naval launchers during missile attacks - South Operational Command
Natalia Humeniuk, head of the Joint Coordination Press Center of the South Operational Command, said that Russian troops plan to use aviation more than naval missile launchers during missile attacks on Ukraine
Natalia Humeniuk said this during a national telethon.
"Their attacks last night with Kh-31 anti-radar missiles in the Kherson region indicate that they plan to continue using aviation and are very afraid of Ukrainian air defense. They are currently relying more on aviation than on sea-based missile launchers. In particular, in the Kherson region, near Beryslav, they have intensified the use of aircraft and guided aerial bombs. Such attacks were carried out twice over the past day. By the way, there are results of Ukraine’s air defense - we can shoot them down," noted Humeniuk.
The Kh-31 is a Soviet/Russian medium-range tactical air-to-surface guided missile for fighter aircraft such as the MiG-29 and Su-27, but is also used from the Su-24, Su-34, Su-35, and MiG-31.
There are anti-ship (Kh-31A) and anti-radar (Kh-31P) versions of the missile. The Kh-31P anti-radar and Kh-31A anti-ship missiles are series-produced combat aircraft missiles equipped with a combined direct-flow air-jet engine that maintains high speed throughout the flight path.
Natalia Humeniuk, head of the Joint Coordination Press Center of the South Operational Command, said that as of March 28, 7 ships were on duty in the Black Sea, including one Kalibr cruise missile carrier.