It is reported that FSB officers found two S-4 explosives with a total weight of 1 kg and four shaped charges for a hand-held anti-tank grenade launcher on the UAV.
Russian intelligence officers investigated a drone that fell near a Gazprom facility in the Moscow region and found that it was stuffed with two explosive devices. As the Russian edition of Izvestiya reported on March 1, two S-4 explosives with a total weight of 1 kg and four shaped charges for RPGs were installed on the UAV.
“Officers of the Federal Security Service (FSB) found explosives while examining an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that fell in the Moscow Region,” the report says.
A day earlier, information was received that the drone allegedly has a “foreign origin”, or rather Ukrainian, since the UJ-22 AIRBORNE marking found on it indicates the Ukrjet UAV manufacturing company.
Western media also commented on the fall of the UAV in the Moscow region. So The Guardian analyzes the event in most detail, calling it “a rare strike attempt hundreds of miles from Russian positions.”
“The target was a Gazprom gas compressor station in the Moscow region, just over 50 miles (80 km – ed.) Southeast of the Kremlin. Judging by the drone photos posted on social networks, this is a Ukrainian-made UJ-22,” write British journalists.
Comments from the Ukrainian side
Ukrainian military expert Ivan Stupak, commenting on the event, noted that at the moment the drones are flying in test mode. According to him, those who launched the device wanted to test the distance that the drone could cover without being noticed by air defense systems.
Meanwhile, the Office of the President of Ukraine denies involvement in drone attacks on targets in Russia. In particular, Mikhail Podolyak, adviser to the head of the Presidential Office, said on March 1 that Ukraine does not strike at the territory of the Russian Federation, and since panic is growing inside the aggressor country, “internal attacks by unknown flying objects” appear.
Earlier we wrote about a series of unmanned aerial vehicle arrivals across the territory of the Russian Federation. During the day on February 28, unknown UAVs were seen in the Moscow region, in the city of Tuapse in the Krasnodar Territory, as well as in the St. Petersburg region.
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