It is emphasized that Iranian drones do not provide Russia with a technological advantage in a full-scale war against Ukraine.
The US Department of Defense believes that they are Iranian kamikaze drones, which the Russian occupiers are using in the war against Ukraine, performed worse on the battlefield than expected. They suffered “numerous failures”.
This was stated by the deputy head of the Pentagon for policy issues, Sasha Baker, reports CNN.
According to her, Washington knows about failures in the use of UAVs by the Russian military.
“We have seen some evidence that UAVs linked to Iran have already suffered numerous battlefield failures in Ukraine,” Baker said.
She emphasized that Iranian drones do not provide Russia with a technological advantage in a full-scale war against Ukraine.
“The idea that they will be some sort of technological leap forward is, frankly, simply unsubstantiated,” the Pentagon spokeswoman emphasized.
Iranian drones in Ukraine
As UNIAN reported, in mid-August it became known that Iran sold a thousand of its drones to Russia.
On September 23, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by order of the President deprived the ambassador of Iran of accreditationand also ordered to significantly reduce the number of diplomatic personnel of the Iranian Embassy in Kyiv in response to the sale of attack drones to Russia.
Recently, the Russians have been attacking Odesa and Mykolaiv regions with kamikaze drones every day.
In particular, at night today, September 30, the enemy attacked Odessa region and Mykolaiv region with kamikaze drones, two of them were shot down on the approach to Odessa.
A military expert, Colonel Petro Chernyk, believes that the Iranian kamikaze drones, which the Russians began to use en masse, unable to turn the tide of the war.
Head of the Joint Coordination Staff of the Press Center of the Defense Forces of Southern Ukraine Nataliya Humenyuk emphasizedthat air defense units are shooting down kamikaze drones of Iranian production twice as often as they hit the target.