the Iranian-supplied Shahed 136 delta wing drone has taken on a growing responsibility for strikes on Ukrainian targets as large scale deliveries by Iranian military affiliated aircraft continue.
Named the Geranium 2 in Russian service, the Shahed 136 is particularly prized for their anti radiation capabilities which are useful for air defence suppression, and home in on emissions from enemy ground based radars. The majority of strikes, however, appear to be on other kinds of military targets.
The aircraft are considerably cheaper than cruise missiles which Russia has expended in considerable numbers, and with the country having plentiful funds from high oil prices they can provide a useful supplement to guided weapons supplied by Russia’s own defence sector.
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