Press secretary of the Minister of Defense of Armenia, Shushan Stepanyan, claimed in her Twitter account that Armenian Armenian Air-Defense system had shot down Azerbaijani An-2 aircraft that was used as a drone.
The incident allegedly took place near the town of Fuzuli in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
On October 12, an enemy AN-2 aircraft used as a drone was hit in the eastern direction by the air defense of the Defense Army. pic.twitter.com/oLY7potv22
— Shushan Stepanyan (@ShStepanyan) October 12, 2020
The Antonov An-2 is a Soviet single-engine biplane that is generally used for agricultural purposes. The aircraft was produced up to 2001. Today it remains in service with civilian operators, as well as military ones in different countries all over the world including Azerbaijan and Armenia.
Today in modern local conflicts, An-2 is sometimes used as a reconnaissance UAV, as well as for detecting of enemy air defense systems and artillery positions.
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