Some foreign media revealed that the Ukrainian army used the "Tupolev Tu-141" unmanned reconnaissance aircraft manufactured in the Soviet Union to launch the attack.
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[Compiled Chen Chengliang/Comprehensive Report] Ukrainian officials have promised not to use Western-supplied weapons to attack targets in Russia, but they have never made such a commitment to their own weapons. The explosion occurred near the city of Kaluga, the capital of Kaluga (Kaluzhskaya), about 312 kilometers from the Ukrainian border and only about 160 kilometers southwest of the Russian capital Moscow.
The War Zone, a well-known military news on The Drive in the United States, reported that Kaluga Governor Vladislav Shapsha said on his Telegram channel on the 6th: "It is confirmed that at 5 o'clock in the morning, In the forest near the city of Kaluga, a drone exploded at an altitude of 50 meters. Civilian and social facilities were not damaged, and there were no casualties. Law enforcement officers are on the scene dealing with the aftermath.”
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The Russian media "Mash" reported that after arriving at the scene, Russian experts discovered that it was a "Tupolev Tu-141 Strizh" reconnaissance drone made in the Soviet Union and modified into a suicide drone. wreckage, and carrying a 100kg OFAB-100-120 air-dropped bomb.
On December 5 last year, the Engels airbase in Saratov and the Dyagilevo airbase in Ryazan were successively attacked by drones. The Russian Ministry of Defense subsequently confirmed the incident. Later, foreign media revealed that the Ukrainian army was using the modified "Tupolev Tu-141".
The above-mentioned two airports are about 724 kilometers and 482 kilometers away from the border with Ukraine, respectively, and the Engel base is only a few hours’ drive from the capital Moscow. At that time, Russian commentators said that if the Ukrainian army can go deep into the Russian border to such an extent, it may also be able to attack directly. to Moscow.
In addition to transforming old drones, the Ukrainian defense industry company "Ukroboronprom" announced last month that a long-range attack drone independently developed by the country with a range of 1,000 kilometers and an attack range covering the Crimea Peninsula and Moscow has successfully completed its first mission. The test launch will become a weapon against the Russian military.