Russia shot down 9 Bayraktar drones near its Gyumri military base, Armenia

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YEREVAN, (BM) – After Iran warned the two warring parties in Nagorno-Karabakh that it would retaliate if the Islamic Republic’s airspace was violated, Russia did the same for Russia’s military base near the Turkish-Armenian border.

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BulgarianMilitary.com has learned that within 48 hours, the Russian military shot down 9 Turkish Bayraktar TB-2 drones that were flying near the Russian military base. According to Russian journalists from Avia.pro, the Russians have used one of their new developments in the field of electronic warfare – the Krasukha system.

The Russian electronic warfare system Krasukha is a completely new military development that entered service with the Russian army in 2014, and its production was completed in 2010, followed by several tests. The detection range of electronic aircraft, such as mini drones or attack drones, is 250 km. Currently, in addition to Russia, Krasukha is used by the military forces of Algeria, Iran and Libya.

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Sources at BulgariaMilitary.com in the Russian Ministry of Defense claim that since the start of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh, Russian electronic warfare systems have been brought into full combat readiness, but have only now been used, as there has been no such saturation of drones in the area of ​​the military base.

Photographs of some of the downed Turkish drones and their fuselages show that these drones were indeed removed from an electronic warfare system, as there are no traces of a missile strike or other firearm.

So far, there is no information whether the downed drones are in the service of the Turkish army or in the service of the Azerbaijani army. Military experts say that if Russia’s e-war system continues to operate at a similar pace, Ankara and Baku will significantly limit the “provocative drone warfare” as drone losses are expected to reach extremely high levels, especially after Turkey loses. a large number of them in Syria.

The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh escalated on September 27, active clashes are taking place in the disputed territory. Martial law was introduced in Azerbaijan and Armenia, and mobilization was announced. Both sides reported killed and wounded, including civilians. In Baku, they announced the control of several Karabakh villages and strategic heights. Yerevan also reports about the shelling of the territory of Armenia.

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Azerbaijan and Armenia have been in conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh since February 1988, when the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region announced its withdrawal from the Azerbaijan SSR.

During the armed conflict in 1992-1994, the Azerbaijani side lost control of Nagorno-Karabakh and the seven areas adjacent to it. Since 1992, negotiations have been conducted within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group on a peaceful settlement of the conflict. The group is led by co-chairs – Russia, USA and France.

In 1994, Azerbaijan, Armenia and the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, through the mediation of Russia, signed the Bishkek Armistice Protocol. At the same time, military operations did not stop there, which periodically renewed.

The most significant exacerbation of the conflict was the four-day war of 2016. Then hundreds of soldiers on both sides became victims.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, during a meeting with the President of Azerbaijan last year, called for a rhetoric that would go against the fundamental principles endorsed by both sides and enshrined in the UN Charter and the Helsinki Final Act when resolving the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh. At the same time, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry admitted that much more needs to be done to achieve a long-term political settlement.

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