16. 05. 2023
In a significant development, the Ukrainian Air Defense Forces and the Armed Forces of Ukraine have successfully neutralized a multi-pronged missile attack, reinforcing the country’s strategic defensive capabilities.
On May 16, the Ukrainian forces intercepted and destroyed 18 missiles, including 6 “Daggers”, 9 “Calibers” and three ballistic missiles. This comprehensive defence demonstrated a robust response to an aggressive offensive move.
“Dagger” and “Caliber” missiles, known for their precision and destructive power, were part of the intercepted weaponry. Despite their advanced technology, Ukrainian forces successfully destroyed all nine “Calibers” and six “Daggers” fired, showcasing the effectiveness of their air defence systems.
The Ukrainian forces also intercepted and destroyed three ballistic missiles. The successful interception of these high-speed, long-range weapons marked a significant achievement in maintaining national security.
In addition to the missile attacks, the enemy also employed attack drones of the Shahed-136/131 type and attempted aerial reconnaissance with three operational-tactical drones – “Orlan-10”, “SuperCum”. All of these were successfully detected and destroyed, further cementing the successful defensive operations.
The Ukrainian forces’ ability to neutralize such a wide range of threats in a single incident is a testament to their operational readiness and the effectiveness of their air defence systems. The event sends a clear message about Ukraine’s capability to defend its airspace and its readiness to respond to any potential threats.