The loss of the A-50 detection and command aircraft, which the Ukrainian army announced on Monday had been destroyed the previous day over the Sea of Azov, may prompt Russian forces to reconsider the way this type of device is used, and estimate its size. Intelligence services of the British Ministry of Defence.
“On 14 January 2024, a Russian A-50 Mainstay, an airborne detection and surveillance aircraft, exploded and subsequently crashed in the western Sea of Azov. Meanwhile, a Russian Il-22M Coot-B aircraft was damaged but landed at a nearby Russian airfield.they remember in Daily update On the conflict.
“The fact that Ukraine was able to target the A-50 is significant. Russia will likely now have to reconsider the definition of the areas of operation of its aircraft. The A-50 is essential for Russian aerial surveillance of the battlefield. The Russian Air Force has eight models of the aircraft A-50, which would enable it to cope with immediate operational consequences. However, the increasing pressure on the remaining aircraft, coupled with the loss of crew, would likely limit the mission's long-term viability.Add intelligence services.
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