Two more Ukrainian aircraft shot down by the terrorists

Two more Ukrainian aircraft shot down by the terrorists

 

2014/07/23 • War in the Donbas

According to the Defense Ministry, the two pilots of these aircraft were ejected.

In eastern Ukraine near the village Dmitrovka terrorists shot down two Ukrainian military aircraft.

“There are reports of downed fighter jets, circumstances of what happened are being investigated,” – told Interfax-Ukraine with reference to the statement of the ATO Staff speaker Alexei Dmitrashkovsky.

The Defense Ministry of Ukraine reported that according to preliminary information, the two pilots of these aircraft ejected. “However, most likely, they landed on the territory, which is controlled by members of illegal armed groups”, – he added.

The National Security and Defense agency stated earlier, that on July 16 the Russian warplane struck a rocket attack on the aircraft of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Su-25 over the territory of Ukraine.

Source NVUA.

  • Milton Devonair

    Wonder where all the paid internet putin-gandists are to say that these were also shot down by Ukraine……
    Arm your people civilized world, the russian plague is upon us once again…..

    • Jacks Channel

      I remember a time when Russia and the West got along. But that was a long time ago. It was the time of the Czars.

      • Milton Devonair

        The world constantly goes forward with the exception of africa, the middle east and russia. Could you imagine how much better off the world would be with out them? OK, throw in china too.

  • Jacks Channel

    No threats to Russian speakers ever existed so Putin actions are groundless.

  • Murf

    The Ukraine Air Force are going to have to develop some SEAD (Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses) tactics and quick. I wish we would send them some jammer pods and HARM missiles. Even Sat Intel would help.

    • Donald Casavant

      I don’t know of any SEAD tactics that can be employed against any hand held AA defenses. You never know where they are, they can be anywhere. What good are jammer pods and HARM missiles for a system that uses IR for tracking and homing? Even flares are of dubious value against modern IR systems!!

      • Murf

        True about the IR. But IF the two recent SU-25s were at 5000+ meters when they were hit then the the Rebels or Russians are still using radar guided missiles. If they are not right now you can bet your sweet as$ they will soon.
        Dealing Manpeds are a bit like hunting snipers. Use a well armored transport with a trailing Hind gunship and a higher altitude observer. When the manped fires the observer spots the launch (they all leave a large back blast smoke plume) The observer directs the gunship to the target area and the Hind does what it does best. It’s not a perfect tactic, specially for the transport crew, but if you blow the little fukers away a few times they will be more reluctant to fire.
        Also the exhaust vents can be shielded to break up the IR signature. Helps make the flairs more effective.

        • Donald Casavant

          Murf
          I am no expert but, I think you would need to have a death wish to use a
          transport plane to play “Wild Weasel” with a Hind as your weapon to stop the
          Manpad!

          • Murf

            I meant to say a transport chopper. Not a plane. The speed difference would be a problem.
            Well that’s where the armoring comes in. Baffles over the exhaust vents and disperse heat.flairs, and armor shielding over the engine and fuel tank will help but no it’s not great fun for the whole family.
            According to an artical I read, some UA helicopters are “protected against SA missiles.” They should make that a priority.
            Plus Hinds are VERY well armored which is why you don’t hear about them going down to often.
            Also remember Manpeds don’t have a very powerful warhead. I think a stinger had 11/2 pounds of explosive but that was in the 80s. Point being you don’t need inches of steel.

      • Murf

        True about the IR. But IF the two recent SU-25s were at 5000+ meters when they were hit then the the Rebels or Russians are still using radar guided missiles. If they are not right now you can bet your sweet as$ they will soon.
        Dealing Manpeds are a bit like hunting snipers. Use a well armored transport with a trailing Hind gunship and a higher altitude observer. When the manped fires the observer spots the launch (they all leave a large back blast smoke plume) The observer directs the gunship to the target area and the Hind does what it does best. It’s not a perfect tactic, specially for the transport crew, but if you blow the little fukers away a few times they will be more reluctant to fire.
        Also the exhaust vents can be shielded to break up the IR signature. Helps make the flairs more effective.