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Ukrainian army shot down militants’ drone in Donbas

The drone was equipped with a fragmentation bomb
14:24, 19 January 2019

militants’ drone in Donbas
General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces

The Ukrainian Armed Forces in Donbas combat area shot down the drone of Russian militants. This was reported by the press service of the 93rd Detached Brigade on Facebook.

"Russian mercenaries put fragmentation explosives on a standard Phantom-4, the Chinese drone of DJI company. They installed a recycled VOG-17 fragmentation round with a shank printed on a cheap 3D-printer," the message reads.

It is noted that the militants tried to drop fragmentation ammunition to infantry positions from a small height. "Probably, the occupants took over a similar tactic from the militants of Hamas and the Islamic State".

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As it was reported earlier, Ukraine purchases Bayraktar TB2, the combat drones developed by Turkish designers; they can carry missiles and are capable of engaging the naval targets. Petro Poroshenko, the Ukrainian leader said this.

Bayraktar TB2 are capable to develop the maximum speed of 222 km per hour. The effective flight range makes 150 kilometers; it can be armed with anti-tank guided missiles and aviation bombs.   

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