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Ukrainian forces destroy Russian Tor system using FPV drones

9 November, 2023 Thursday
16:25

The Russian Tor air defense system is one of the most expensive targets that was destroyed by an FPV drone

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Volunteer Serhiy Sternenko posted a video on his social media, Defense Express reports. 

The Russian Tor was destroyed by soldiers with the Kryla (Wings) unit of the 103rd Detached Brigade of the Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces in the Kupyansk sector.

"The soldiers of the Wings to Hell unit of the 103rd Terrorist Defense Brigade in the Kupyansk sector used several of your drones to set fire to and destroy a Russian Tor SAM," Sternenko writes.

This is the second time in the last month that the soldiers of this brigade have destroyed an enemy Tor surface-to-air missile system - the previous one managed to escape, although it was probably damaged.

Apparently, it was a well-thought-out operation that resulted in several drones being sent towards the installation at once - at least three hits can be counted on the video.

"The cost of such a project is USD 24 million or more. That is more than UAH 900 million. And this is at least 4 times (!!!) more than we have raised in total for almost 14,000 FPVs over the years," the statement says. Although it is difficult to estimate the real cost of the enemy's Thor, in any case, we are talking about the destruction of a rather valuable and rare weapon.

"And here we can only emphasize once again that FPV drones are a fairly cheap and effective weapon that should be supplied to the troops in literally thousands, if not even tens of thousands," Defense Express writes. 

The process of supplying the Armed Forces with these weapons has already been put into practice, as all possible resources are involved, from volunteers to programs such as the Drone Army. It is also worth mentioning the recent statement by the head of Ukroboronprom, Herman Smetanin, that state-owned enterprises are licensing the production of FPV drones of existing models. And now the question remains of increasing production because such weapons are never "enough" on the battlefield.

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