UK intelligence: Russia started using Iranian drones from new batch

UK intelligence: Russia started using Iranian drones from new batch

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British intelligence believes Russia has begun using kamikaze drones from a new batch supplied by Iran.

The UK Ministry of Defense said this in its new intelligence update published on Twitter, Ukrinform reports.

According to the ministry, for the first time in three weeks, there have been reports of attacks by Iranian-provided one-way attack (OWA) uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs).

"These events remain to be verified, but it is likely that Russia exhausted its previous stock of several hundred Shahed-131s and 136s and has now received a resupply," the update said.

On December 6, 2022, the Ukrainian General Staff reported shooting down 17 UAVs, including 14 Shahed-136s. On December 7, 2022, Ukrainian officials reported the use of Iranian-provided OWA UAVs targeting the Zaporizhzhia and Dnipro regions.

"The last previously reported shooting down of Iranian Shahed-136s in Ukraine was on 17 November 2022. If verified, it is likely that Russia has recommenced attacks with newly delivered OWA UAV systems," the ministry said.


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