Turkish-made drones likely involved in Moskva sinking

April 19, 2022

Nikkei Asia:

Turkish-made attack drones likely had a role in the Ukrainian operation to target Russia’s Moskva missile cruiser, according to a Ukrainian official and defense industry analysts.

A senior Ukrainian official with direct access to information from the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces tacitly acknowledged the involvement of medium altitude long endurance (MALE) armed Bayraktar TB2 drones. Asked whether the drones were used in the attack, the official said: “Moskva was hit by two Neptune missiles with the assistance of different equipment.”

A Telegram account with perceived links to Russian paramilitary organization Wagner Group noted in a post on April 14 that the ship’s defenses were diverted to a Bayraktar TB2 drone in the sky when the Ukrainian side opened fire using anti-ship missiles…

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