Russian Air Defenses Foil Attack With American-Made ATACMS Missiles On Crimea

Russian Air Defenses Foil Attack With American-Made ATACMS Missiles On Crimea

A S-300V surface-to-air missile system on display at the 2nd International Exhibition “Oboronexpo-2014” as part of the International Forum “Engineering Technologies 2014” in Zhukovsky, Moscow Region. (Photo ITAR-TASS/ Sergei Savostyanov)

An attempt by Kiev forces to attack the Crimean Peninsula using American-made MGM-140 ATACMS tactical ballistic missiles was foiled by Russian air defenses early on May 4, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense.

In a brief statement, the ministry said that four ATACMS missiles were intercepted over Crimea. It didn’t clarify what air defense systems were used to shoot down the missiles.

The Russian military operates several air defense systems with anti-ballistic missile capabilities. The most advanced of these systems are the S-300V4 and S-400. The S-500 is even more capable against ballistic missiles. However, deliveries of the systems have just begun and it is not known to be deployed in Crimea.

The ATACMS is a tactical ballistic missile that can be fired from the tracked M270 MLRS and the wheeled M142 HIMARS systems, both are already in service with Kiev forces.

Kiev forces first deployed the ATACMS in October of 2023, a year and eight months after the start of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine. At the time, Ukraine received a limited number of ATACMS missiles from the United States. However, the missiles were of the older M39 Block I version, which has a range of 165 kilometers. This version is armed with a cluster warhead with 950 M74 bomblets. This batch was quickly used within a few weeks.

Last month, Kiev forces resumed attacks with ATACMS missiles after receiving around a 100 units in secret from the U.S. These missiles were however of a newer version with a longer-range.

It is still unclear what version was the version supplied to Ukraine. The U.S. might have supplied the M39A1 Block I which is armed with a cluster warhead with 300 M74 bomblets but has a range of 300 kilometers, or with the M48 QRU and M57 Block IA Unitary versions which are both armed with WAU-23/B unitary warheads and have a range of 270 and 300 kilometers respectively.

While the initial Ukrainian ATACMS attacks caused some damage, the more recent ones were way less successful. This indicates that the Russian military has begun to adapt to the new threat.

The Kiev regime apparently understands this. Earlier this week, Ivan Stupak, an adviser to the Ukrainian parliament’s national security, defense and intelligence committee, said that Kiev forces have only up to two months before the Russian military adapts to ATACMS.

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Gerschwin

one more wunderwaffe, which wasn’t. on the other news, after 2 years of conflict the bear finally starts to show his teeth: zakarova said yesterday that if the crimean bridge falls (this is basically what cameron promised), it will be “retaliatory strikes” but she did not say “on ukraine”. so we all hope that she was talking about the nazi helper, more specifically the terrorist uk (who is delivering the storm shadows). for the first time i see some retaliation against the uk (as it should be).

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Shitskin Clyde

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John Peel

when the chinese evacuate rosslea hall you will know that russia has targeted faslane.

The Hooded Executioner

when americans evacuate eu you will know that donald trump and joe biden has targeted all the children for sex slaves!!!

kotromanic

this entire war is strange. if the west thinks it has a weapon that can do damage and want to use it then use it in huge numbers before the russians adept or is there some gentlemans agreement that is the reason for botht the slow advance of russia and the slow trickle of modern western weapons into ukraine to prevent nukes from flying?

Антон

time to cut all supply lines under la manche: electric and internet cables, gas pipe, the tunnel may be. houthis will do it with pleasure.

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Robert Flee Konjan

100% true, the westerners catastrophe is insight on their weaponry, and that bridge wouldn’t collapse as per their wish. the bear teeth are never again

NATO's fractured fairytales

time to rename the atacms the alacms, since they seem to be lacking the right stuff.

and what is this business about another crimea bridge attack? is that supposed to stop the russians in their tracks or is it just some consolation prize to the losers?

“uh, duh. we lost half of ukraine and three quarters of our conscripts but we sure showed them russkies. slava dummkopfi

jens holm

i live ugly americanized cesspool boring automatons submissively pay 65% income tax worship dollar–we mentally ill alcoholic–we have normal paradise

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Shitskin Clyde

i feel talliban dicks up my ass and mouth. their spеrm rejuvenates my wrinkled pig face diseased with herpes.💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋 💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋 than makes me international inbred shitskin faggot sand nigger!!!! 💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋

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Martillo

yankees need to spend money they don’t have on trying to keep their own rusty bridges and turd world $lumville in functioning order rather than showing the world how absolutely primitive their ridiculously expensive penatcon scrap is. onward to total collap$€ of all things anglozionazi. the world is celebrating it already. z and lots of it!

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Shitskin Clyde

i feel talliban dicks up my ass and mouth. their spеrm rejuvenates my wrinkled pig face diseased with herpes.💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋 💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋 than makes me international inbred shitskin faggot sand nigger!!!! 💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋 💋

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Crocus Shooting Gallery

usa chuckles at russia’s fake “red lines”…heheheh

Cromwell

are these being launched from a nato country such as poland or romania and baltics? if so they need a crushing response and screw article five.

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Антон

no, village reich did it from occupied parts of cherson and/or zaporoje regions. 300 km is not very much, so they need to get closer to crimea. so close, so they are risking to be attacked with “lancet” (up to 70-100 km behind front line) as another himarses before.

Mike

they’re just testing the russian defence system and eventually will attack with a swarm of missiles.

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NATO's fractured fairytales

so? so they manage to take out a few sections that take 6 months to rebuild. so what? that ain’t no baltimore bridge. then all the dnieper bridges disappear overnight. what’ve they won?

blind leading the blind.

Hillbilly Astrology Professor

every time jens holm comes into my amerikun gay bar w tin foil hat he must pay mulatto to lick diek in toilet room

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