Big Blow to Russia: Ukrainian Forces Disable $5 Million Russian Radar

Written by Henrik Rothen

Apr.27 - 2024 12:23 PM CET

Ukrainian forces deliver a strategic blow by disabling a critical $5 million Russian radar system, undercutting enemy air defenses.

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Ukrainian military intelligence and artillery units have successfully neutralized a Russian radar system valued at over $5 million, marking a critical blow in the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

This high-tech radar, identified as the 48Ya6-K1 Podlet, was reportedly hit in a precision strike that disabled its key components, thereby diminishing its operational capabilities.

Strategic Impact on Air Defense

Operational since 2015, the Podlet radar is instrumental for the Russian military, serving as an early warning system that plays a pivotal role in coordinating air defense.

By detecting and relaying target coordinates to the anti-aircraft missile systems, including the S-300 and S-400, this radar ensures the efficacy of Russia's aerial defense strategy.

The strike by the Ukrainian forces, therefore, represents not just a financial loss but a significant tactical disadvantage for Russia.

Details of the Operation

The Ukrainian Defense Ministry's Main Intelligence Directorate (HUR), as reported by Ukrinform, revealed that the attack specifically targeted the radar's antenna feed system and its associated diesel power station.

The precision of the strike underscores the capabilities and strategic planning of the Husy-9 (Geese-9) group and the 15th Separate Artillery Reconnaissance Brigade "Black Forest," highlighting their role in disrupting enemy operations.

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