Russian Lancet Loitering Munitions Take Out Ukrainian Air Defense Systems One By One (Video)

Russian Lancet Loitering Munitions Take Out Ukrainian Air Defense Systems One By One (Video)

MOSCOW REGION, RUSSIA – JUNE 25, 2019: A ZALA Lancet-3 attack drone developed by Kalashnikov Concern on display at the Army 2019 International Military Technical Forum at Patriot Park. Marina Lystseva/TASS

The Russian military has damaged or destroyed four Soviet-made 9K35 Strela-10 short-range air defense systems of Kiev forces using Lancet loitering munitions.

Video footage showing the strikes against the four systems were posted to social networks on April 15. The systems were all targeted near the settlement of Siversk in the Donetsk direction by the Russian military’s 106th Guards Airborne Division.

The Strela-10 is armed with heat-seeking anti-aircraft missiles with a range of five kilometers and an altitude of 3,5 kilometers. Ukraine inherited more than 75 systems following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. At least six more systems of this type were delivered to Kiev forces by the Czech Republic after the start of the Russian special military operation.

The Lancet was developed by the ZALA Aero Group, a subsidiary of Russia’s defense giant Kalashnikov Concern. The company produces two versions of the loitering munition, the Izdeliye-52 with an endurance of 30 minutes and a one-kilogram warhead and the larger Izdeliye-51 that has an endurance of 40 minutes and is armed with a warhead weighting three kilograms.

The loitering munition flies towards the designated area with a GLONASS-aided inertial navigation system. After arriving in the area, the operator utilizes an onboard electro-optical system via a two-way data-link to detect, track and lock on the target. A laser-ranging system then controls the detonation of the warhead.

The small radar cross-section and minimal infrared signature of the electric-powered loitering munition makes it very difficult to detect and intercept.

Ukrainian attempts to stop Lancet loitering munitions with air defense fire, electronic warfare or countermeasures have been mostly unsuccessful.

According to, a website that documents military losses, the Russian military has targeted 64 air defense systems of Kiev forces using Lancet loitering munitions since the start of the special military operation in Ukraine. The vast majority of the targeted systems were damaged or destroyed.


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jens holm

i worship money —killing innocent people ia always right and good according to my god—money

Psionists slaves of America

that’s a bingo. each and every man under russian command owes one hundred banderite scalps. and russia wants those scalps. and y’all gonna git one hundred banderite scalps, taken from the heads of one hundred dead banderites. or you’ll die tryin’.

Satanic Anglo Scum!

i posted a comment about a dead body of a merc from usa being found in a liberated village by russian forces and a phone with pictures of a boy and on this boys back was written,” rangers lead the way” its suspected this merc was a pedophile.


no surprise there. most western mercs are psychopaths and other assorted psycho scum, with not much upstairs to write home about.

Last edited 1 month ago by whodunit

dosť slabá náplasť na to čo sa rusom prihodilo na kryme. krym by mal byť už oveľa lepšie chránený!!!