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Victorious news of 617th day of war: Ukrainian forces shoot down Russian Su-25, Ukraine tests unique anti-UAV complex

2 November, 2023 Thursday

Ukrainian Armed Forces have eliminated Russian Su-25 attack aircraft in the Tavria direction, Ukraine successfully tests defense system that suppresses enemy satellite navigation

Ukrainian Armed Forces destroy another Su-25 attack aircraft

This was reported by the commander of the Tavria operational and strategic grouping of troops, Oleksandr Tarnavskyi.

A total of 40 pieces of military equipment were destroyed. In particular, 6 tanks, 11 armored personnel carriers, 7 artillery systems, 6 UAVs, 8 vehicles and 1 unit of special equipment. Russian losses in personnel amounted to 360 people.

Russian troops carried out 14 air strikes in the Tavria direction, fought 30 combat clashes and launched 959 artillery attacks.

Missile and artillery units of the Tavria operational and strategic grouping of troops carried out 1,068 firing missions over the last day. Total Russian losses amounted to 360 people. Also, 40 units of military equipment were destroyed: 6 tanks, 11 armored personnel carriers, 7 artillery systems, 1 Su-25 attack aircraft, 6 UAVs, 8 vehicles, and 1 unit of special equipment.

Ukraine receives drones and radar systems for air defense from Germany

The German government has supplied another military aid package to Ukraine, which includes armored personnel carriers, TRML-4D airborne surveillance radar systems and drones. 

The new military aid package from Germany for Ukraine includes:

  • 12 armored personnel carriers;
  • 2 TRML-4D airborne surveillance radar systems;
  • 7 Primoco One UAVs;
  • 2 anti-missile defense systems for helicopters;
  • 32 SatCom satellite communication terminals;
  • 4 HX81 tractors and 4 semi-trailers;
  • 12 MAN TGS trucks;
  • 30,000 sets of winter clothing.

Ukrainian military will be able to build mobile barracks

Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense has provided the military with housing modules for convenient placement in the field: they can be used to create collapsible mobile barracks.

"The Ministry of Defense has purchased about half a thousand housing modules for the army to accommodate our soldiers in the field," the statement said. 

It is stated that the block containers are most needed on the second line of defense and in places of military training. The first to receive the housing modules were units of mobile air defense firing groups and artillerymen, and paratroopers and infantrymen at training grounds.

"The modules are small, comfortable rooms. They can be used to create collapsible mobile barracks. The block containers have everything necessary for the life of military personnel: air conditioning, heater, washbasin, shower, toilet and mobile laundry," the Ministry of Defense said.


Ukraine has improved its position in the world ranking of democracies 

According to the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), Ukraine showed significant progress in democracy development in 2022 and rose to 73rd place in the World Ranking. That is, it improved its position by 13 steps at once.

The think tank noted that this trend should be considered in the context of the crisis in the quality of life, climate change, and Russia's aggression against Ukraine in 2022. These factors present significant challenges for many elected leaders.

At the same time, in some established democracies, such as Austria, Hungary, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom, analysts have noted a significant deterioration in certain indicators of democratic dynamics.

Ukrainians create a unique complex that protects against enemy drones

Ukrainians have created a unique electronic warfare system to bolster their defense. It suppresses satellite navigation systems, including the Russian GLONASS. This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister for Innovation, Education, Science and Technology Mykhailo Fedorov.

The system in question is Piranha AVD 360, a unique electronic warfare system to strengthen the Defense Forces. 

"The complex creates a protective dome up to 600 meters around itself. Under the influence of the system, a copter or a ‘kamikaze’ drone cannot receive commands or transmit data. As a result, the ‘bird’ either hovers in the air, makes an emergency landing, or falls uncontrollably," the minister explained the principle of electronic warfare

Piranha also jams satellite navigation systems, such as Russia's GLONASS.

Fedorov noted that the system has successfully passed field tests and is ready for mass production.

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