Fighting has broken out between Armenia and Azerbaijan, republics in the Caucasus that have gone to war twice over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
In a sharp escalation of hostilities, Armenia said nearly 50 of its soldiers had been killed in clashes along the border with Azerbaijan. Both sides blame each other for the most deadly flare-up since the 2020 war, and world powers have urged a ceasefire.
During the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia on the night of September 13, an Israeli IAI Harop unmanned aerial vehicle was used.
Azerbaijani forces used an Israeli drone to destroy Russian military equipment that belonged to the Armenian armed forces. That’s how it was a multi-track operation. A radar station from the S-300 surface-to-air missile system was damaged.
On October 9, 2020, the Armenian S-300 air defense systems 36D6 Tin Shield radar was destroyed by an Azerbaijan loitering munition drone IAI Harop made by Israel. IAI Harop is a reconnaissance attack drone, which was developed by the Israeli company IAI about 20 years ago. Judging by the published video, the Azerbaijani forces used it as a kamikaze drone.
IAI Harop has a range of 1,000 km and can reach speeds of up to 185 km/h. The drone is 2.5 meters long, has a wingspan of 3 meters and weighs 135 kg. The drone has radio-frequency and electro-optical means of target detection. The flight time is 6 hours.
The Azerbaijani Air Force published new footage of Bayraktar TB2 UAV strikes. In the video, you can see the strike of the Azerbaijani Bayraktar TB2 UAV on the launcher of the S-300PT and S-300PS air defense systems of Armenia. And also at the command post of the S-300 5N63 air defense system with the 30N6 radar. The Israeli loitering ammunition IAI Harop was also used on impact. It is worth noting that all S-300 air defense systems were turned off.
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