- The Ka-52 helicopter is one of Russia's most powerful. It can find and attack any target, and it can also help troops on the ground directly.
- The defence ministry tweeted at the time, "Ukrainian warriors of the 25th Paratrooper Brigade shot down a Russian combat helicopter Ka-52 with 'Igla' MANPADS."
As the war goes on, Ukrainian air forces shot down a Russian spy plane called “Kartograf” on Friday in the Mykolaiv region of Ukraine.
“On September 2, around 9:00 a.m., the Air Force’s anti-aircraft missile unit shot down the Russian “Kartograf” drone in the sky over Mykolaiv. The drone is part of the Ptero family of unmanned systems (UAV) that can be used for different things “A Facebook post from the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ Air Force Command, which was translated into English, said this.
The Kartograf is a type of aircraft with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system. UAVs are often used to help adjust or organise artillery fire or missile strikes, according to the Ukrainian Military Center, which also said that Russian forces have been trying to do aerial reconnaissance in south Ukraine.
Maps from British defence intelligence show that during Ukraine’s recent counteroffensive in the area of Kherson that Russia controls, Russian troops lost ground. Compared to a map from August 26, a few days before the Kherson effort was announced, a stretch of contested territory on the Kherson front has grown. Even though it’s a small change, that disputed area has grown and now includes more land that is controlled by Russia.
The Ukrainian Defense Ministry said on Friday that since the war started on February 24, its forces have shot down more than 853 Russian drones, 234 jets, and 205 helicopters.
In July, a Ukrainian brigade said that it had used a short-range portable air-defense system to shoot down a Russian Su-25 fighter plane in the Donetsk area.
“Another enemy Su-25 is dead,” the brigade’s Facebook page said. The brigade is an airborne unit of the Ukrainian Air Assault Forces.
Also in July, the Ukrainian defence ministry said that its troops had shot down a Russian combat helicopter that cost $16 million. The Ka-52 helicopter is one of Russia’s most powerful. It can find and attack any target, and it can also help troops on the ground directly.
The defence ministry tweeted at the time, “Ukrainian warriors of the 25th Paratrooper Brigade shot down a Russian combat helicopter Ka-52 with ‘Igla’ MANPADS.” “The price of Ka-52 is about $16 million.” The post didn’t say where the helicopter was shot down or what kind of weapons were used.