The air defense forces coped with another massive missile attack on Ukrainian cities of the Russian Federation. However, their modernization remains necessary. Yuriy Ignat, spokesman for the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, stated this in a commentary to RBC-Ukraine.
A representative of the Air Force called the percentage of Russian missiles shot down during the October 31 attack incredibly high. According to him, the key to the success of the air defense forces was more experience, intelligence and a little luck.
«Yes, there were 100% results when we shot down 4 out of four or 7 out of eight, 9 out of 12. But with such a massive use of missiles, there was not such a large percentage, it was 50-55%. And here about 80%. This is an unprecedented result. Everyone worked – means, fire groups, air defense systems, this is the result of their work,” Ignat explained.
At the same time, the speaker of the Air Force Command is sure that a good result on October 31 will not cancels the need to strengthen air defense. Soviet designs should replace modern types.
«Do we need even more air defense? Based on this, we need to completely replace air defense. What we have is Soviet samples. And not just in terms of technical composition, but in terms of missiles»,” he added.
- On the morning of October 31, the Russian invaders launched a massive missile attack on Ukraine.
- Air forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine managed to shoot down 44 out of 50 Russian missiles.