Russian S-350 destroys air target for 1st time in auto mode: Minister
Russian Industry Minister Denis Manturov announces that the Russian armed forces' air defense systems are presently the only systems in the world capable of neutralizing hypersonic missiles.
Russian Industry Minister Denis Manturov announced that for the first time ever the Russian air defense complex S-350 Vityaz successfully destroyed a real air target during the war in Ukraine.
In a statement Manturov noted that "Just recently, [Russian metallurgy and heavy machine-building] Obukhov Plant has announced that the S-350 Vityaz anti-aircraft missile system, hit a target in the area of the special operation [in Ukraine] in automatic mode for the first time in the world, using artificial intelligence without the participation of the human."
Russian air defense systems are presently the only systems in the world capable of neutralizing hypersonic missiles, the minister said before he reaffirmed that once again, are exclusive to the Russian armed forces.
M2A2 Bradleys IFVs, Leopard 2 tanks destroyed in Zaporozhye front
Similar to German equipment, US equipment does not seem to be all that reliable for Ukraine, with Russian bombardment taking down Bradley heavy infantry fighting vehicles, on June 9, less than a month after striking the renowned Patriot missile system donated to Ukraine.
Losses from the recent Ukrainian offensive in Zaporozhye, this is a serious loss in armor for absolutely no gain. All of that western trained manpower and material just gone. pic.twitter.com/5FC9GfYNEh— ayden (@squatsons) June 9, 2023
It is reported that the attacks were carried out using Kornet ATGMs and KA-52 helicopters, both equipped with thermal imaging devices, as well as pre-laid anti-tank mines and artillery fire guided by the usage of drones to correct shots.
Ka 52 strike Ukranian convoy at Orehova pic.twitter.com/E1PyYrfeqV— ZOKA (@200_zoka) June 9, 2023
Up to 7 M2A2 Bradley heavy infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) and 4 Leopard-2 tanks were destroyed, damaged, or abandoned during a failed Ukrainian attack on the Zaporozhye front as Kiev's forces suffer serious blows on the frontline. Multiple other vehicles including a mine sweeper suffered the same fate.