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HIMARS hit Russian Strela-10 SAM in the Zaporizhzhia region

HIMARS hit Russian Strela-10 SAM in the Zaporizhzhia region

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Artillery of the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed the Russian Strela-10 air defense system in the Zaporizhzhia region.

The Russian SAM was destroyed by high-precision rockets of the US M142 HIMARS.

This is evidenced by the video of the 65th Mechanized Brigade, whose soldiers were guiding the artillery of the Ukrainian Defense Forces to the target.

OSINT analysts identified the location of the enemy air defense system in the temporarily occupied territory. The Strela-10 SAM was located at the position at coordinates 47.353327, 35.710837.

This indicates that the Russian SAM was hit on the outskirts of Myrne in the Zaporizhzhia region.

According to the video, the Russian air defense system was detected by a reconnaissance drone.

Russians did not expect that this position would be found by Ukrainian UAVs. Therefore, the launcher was not even camouflaged.

After detecting the enemy, operators of the Ukrainian drone transmitted information about the location of the Russian SAM to one of the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The damage, judging by the characteristic explosion almost above the launcher itself, was caused by a GMLRS missile of the M142 HIMARS or M270 MLRS.

The Russian air defense system was struck by tungsten balls, which in the amount of 180,000 were contained in the warhead of the US M30A1 high-precision missile that was used.

The published footage shows that the Strela-10 SAM has at least suffered serious damage, most likely leading to its destruction.

Strela-10 SAM is designed to destroy air targets at short range and low altitudes in conditions of visual control. The system provides direct cover of ground forces units and facilities for military and other purposes. The base of the system is the 9А34 combat vehicle, made on the chassis of the MT-LB light-tracked armored tractor. The Ukrainian servicemen have repeatedly destroyed the Russian Strela-10 air defense systems.

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