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DECEMBER 2022

Russia’s ‘Iranian’ Suicide Drones Are Inflicting Heavy Losses On Ukrainian Forces – Report

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Russia’s ‘Iranian’ Suicide Drones Are Inflicting Heavy Losses On Ukrainian Forces – Report

Shahed-136 suicide drone taking off during Iranian drone drills. Source: the internet.

The Russian military’s newly-acquired suicide drones are inflicting heavy losses on Ukrainian forces, The Wall Street Journal reported on September 17.

The report claimed that the Russian military is using Iranian-made Shahed-136 suicide drone, repainted in Russian colors and rebranded as Geranium-2, to target Ukrainian armor and artillery positions in the Kharkiv region.

Colonel Rodion Kulagin, commander of artillery of Ukraine’s 92nd Mechanized Brigade, told the New York-based journal that his forces lost two 152 mm self-propelled howitzers, two 122 mm self-propelled howitzers and two BTR armored personnel carriers over the past week as a result of attacks by Russian suicide drones.

The commander went on to reveal that last month the Russian military destroyed a US-supplied M777 155 mm towed howitzer with a suicide drone during an apparent test.

Russian suicide drones fly at a very low altitude which makes extremely hard to detect and shot down, according to Col. Kulagin, who plead for help from the United State.

While The Wall Street Journal said that the suicide drones were Iranian-made Shahed-136, they may be a “Russified” version of the drone. Russia may be manufacturing or assembling Shahed-136 drones locally under some agreement with Iran.

The wreckage of a suspected Russian-made version of the Shahed-136 drone was showcased by Ukrainian forces earlier this week.

Russia’s ‘Iranian’ Suicide Drones Are Inflicting Heavy Losses On Ukrainian Forces – Report

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The Shahed-136 has a range of more than 2,500 kilometers and can be armed with a warhead weighting around 50 kilograms. The drone is guided by a satellite-aided inertial navigation system. According to The Wall Street Journal report, the drone has high resistance to jamming.

Last month, US and other Western intelligence officials claimed that Iran had transferred at least 300 UAVs to Russia. However, according to the officials, these were Shahed-129, Shahed-191 and Mohajer-6 combat drones. None of these types have been spotted in service with the Russian military, so far.

The Russian military has been using suicide drones, like the locally-made KUB-BLA and Lancet, to a great effect since the start of the special operation in Ukraine. The introduction of longer-range suicide drones similar to the Shahed-136 will only make the situation worse for Ukrainian forces.

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USA#1!

Things are going so badly for shithole russia that they need help from fellow shithole iran… heheheh

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Cromwell

They are called allies you Tit.

Retired Troll

The Iranians had made it crystal clear that after the devastation the NATO arsewipes and Americunt losers wrought on Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan, their is no way that they will let these cowardly hyenas gang up on the Russian cousins. Iran and Russia are linked by history, blood and religion (Shia and Orthodox are very close). These drones and much more assistance is coming. The so-called “counter-offensive” has literally gone up in flames as the Shahed (Hunter) get to work. The Chinese need to get off their cautious ass and start helping Russia as they are main Americunt target. The Russians and Iranians are more than capable of taking care of the hohol Nazi and Zionist scum. If China does not grow a pair, it will be left isolated when the Taiwan shitstorm hits.

Jnoub

Recommend anything on the Shia and ortho relation between religion and blood, I guess you mean ancestry

Jhdue

Cope harder bitch

Trotfox

Another fucking stupid fat American scumbag who couldn’t find ether country on a map.

Retired Troll

Americunts are absolute shithead uneducated morons. Go to Youtube videos of IGNORANT AMERICANS. It is pathetic how dumb these morons are.

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USA#1!

I’m not American. I just love to suck American cocks.

USA#1!

I can’t find their countries but I can find tiny Polish cocks in any dark alley.

Peter

Russia with love sent you a bunch of geraniums what nice💀💀💀

kogda mi byli na voinye

thanks to iranian people

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CrazyCanuck

‘Dumb people’ will believe anything they READ from the western NYT & WJS propaganda news outlet.

They also said Russia was going to use Nukes in the first weeks of the SMO.

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Slava Russia

Woah, you said something sensible. This must be a different CrazyCanuck than the one I’m used to.

Clyde

The original is a Ukrainian. Possibly without internet today due to anomalies in the Ukrotardish electrical grid.

Tommy Jensen

I Believe it because I believe in our government.

Funny

Russia threatened to nuke. lmao

Slava Russia

Iran has never started an illegal foreign war, never carried out a genocide, always minded its own business, just wanting to be left alone. Yet we are supposed to believe that this is an axis of evil country.

Meanwhile America and Israel which have done nothing but start illegal foreign wars, genocide, and foreign interference are supposedly bastions of “freedumb and democrapsy”.

The Russian/Iranian alliance is a beautiful thing. It provides Russia with material to win the war in Ukraine, and provides the beautiful innocent Persian people with the protection they need against American Zionist and Israeli Zionist warmongering.

May God bless this cooperation, and protect both of these countries against the true axis of evil which is America and Israel.

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Iron Zion 🦾🇮🇱

You will die a slow death. That’s your Ukraine campaign. As for Iran, we’ll deal with them soon enough. The war between war has started and we pick them off to begin. If they respond big, we’ll blow them and wipe them into dust.

Sephiroth

How funny! You all were proud of Russian military might and the “Advanced” russian weapons. Then, you got your ass kicked, and now, you are using drones from a third-world country. I guess this is the proudest thing ever.

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Jnoub

This “third world country” has been top 5 engineering graduates for the longest time, that’s not including Iran being one of few in nano technology etc. USA curriculum is no where near as good as other countries, even Canada is known to have a harsher curriculum. I’ve talked to Canadians who’ve studied in USA and they told me their first year math courses at the university was equivalent to a Canadian 10th grader (second year high schooler) math courses. Even your own military has said part of the reason US can’t meet its annual military recruitment goals is because there’s too many dumb Americans

Pamfil Military Academy

Allas, better later than never. Hope russian politics of a small operation and a limited engagement is definitively trashed out. I don’t know what retard idiocy is that in face of the whole NATO and EU proxi war with you ! If Russia would done that from beginning many lives of its soldiers would have been spared and by now whole DPR/LPR would have been liberated from the Kiev Ze fag nazi junta. Those responsible for that must pay, but I’m afraid they will not and even worse, they will continue this ‘control wind with the finger’ policy and will hurt russian interests more.

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Iron Zion 🦾🇮🇱

Two Terrorist nations collaborating. What’s new. Yet these drones are junk. Let them waste their resources while we blow them hard in Syria and Ukraine. Reality.

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hunter bidé lab pork !

no no Should call then Nazi bolchevics terrorists psico pedo with fever in the anus !!!! Lets enjoy seing Ursula send the eletric bills to her nazi faszit anus !!!!

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hunter bidé lab pork !

or she can put an eletric car in her anus and be a Prostipute Nazi abortion Parazite !!!

Garga

As far as I know, Geran-2 was in development in Russia since at least 2019. It’s nothing new and smaller than our toy with much, much shorter range. I said before, Iran and Russia are cooperating in various military projects and several of those projects are related to drones (I specifically named Orion). But it’s hard to digest that Russia buys (and we sell) finished, ready to use drones, our newest toys at that.

But this one seems fishy. According to them, Russia used this “Iranian” loitering munition in at least 7 occasions and all the remains they have to picture is this one? What about the engine, the picture they showed about the engine is puzzling. A small, unidentifiable electric engine which can’t propel a drone with 50kg warhead, let alone the systems and batteries needed for it. And the range for such drone, even with %10 of that payload can’t possibly be 1000-2500km which is attributed to Shahed-136. In addition, they say the drone is silent and suddenly appears. Note that in picture of the stabilizer, we don’t have a size reference to say it’s close to the Shahed-136 size.

You make your own conclusion. Mine is this one: From the start of the “counter-offensive” in Kharkov, something was evident. When your own commanders say they couldn’t advance as fast as Russians retreated, you should’ve thought it’s not normal. Russians called back their heavy gear and better soldiers and evacuated much of the civilians way before start of the Ukrainian offensive. What remained was a skeleton crew of “Bear cubs” conscripts and militia and even they didn’t resist against enemy, right until they reached Oskol: Another cauldron in the making, demilitarization continued. But the media presented it as scared orcs running away from the brave pure-blood Aryans, Russians confused and cry to return to Mordor ASAP, etc, etc. Now it seems the tide is turned. Better blame it on bad Iranian drones and ask for more support.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m itching to see our toys’ performance against better western hardware (What Saudis receive is really rubbish, at least Ukrainians receive some things from the NATO countries own stores. Besides, we don’t send any weapons to Yemen!!) and certainly will be happy to know if they act really like a wonder-weapon. But I don’t believe in dreams and wishful thinking. At least show us a picture of what remains of the engine (a 50hp, 4 cylinder engine), with size reference like a person, a handgun, something concrete and I’ll join the celebration/crying with you! Until then I’ll stand my ground. It’s a Russian UAV and maybe we helped them developing it, maybe we didn’t. Who knows!?

Sorry for not believing WSJ, NYT et al at first sight.

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MarkU

It is good to see an intelligent, informative comment on these pages.

yep

it’s highly suspicious Ukros suddenly decided to advertise their losses.

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War

US and UK has been killing and genicide 6 million of innocent peoples in the Middle East.

Iron Zion 🦾🇮🇱

SouthFuck is deleting my comments 💩

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Flush Yourself

Go delete yourself you stupid pile of shit 💩

Trotfox

But yet you commented.

Bobo

Good send 10.000 suicide drones to hit the nato arms dumps and don’t forget the railway system that transports much of this ordnance across Ukraine the news that a US M777 howitzer was destroyed is particularly good to hear. Keep up the good work From Russia with love …….

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Jim

Kiev deserves to be flattened with a small nuke.

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Slava Russia

Apparently Southfront is deleting pro-Russian comments now if we name Zionism. Yet filthy NATO faggots like Jens Holm talking about stuffing things in his anus get to stay up.

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JGarbo

Russia doesn’t need Iranian drones. My guess: Ukraine (US) trying to involve Iran in the SMO.

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Ace

Good point. It’s hard to believe there is this hole in Russian technical skill where they need to resort to foreign procurement. No big deal if they do but Iran DOES have magical powers according to certain people.

Illegality

True, but Iran can trade drones for other Russian commodities. It also allows Iran to claim their drone is “battlefield” tested when selling them.

jn123

Russia already launched an Iranian satellite

Johnw

Iran on the righteous side of history When it comes to economic interest the west lost its moral compass if it ever had one We all know the atrocities the Ukraine government is committing but collectively the west is ignoring them just like in the Second World War and anything Israel does

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Johnw

China needs to show the same resolve as Iran and support Russia or they will be next for the zio banksters

Southfront censorship sucks

Pretty good range on those drones, that might be the reason why the Russians might be using them, and Iran wants to test them out on NATO counter measures, a win win.

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Remi Korsakov

Since when is Southfront reposting articles from the Wallstreet Journal?

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Gerry Bell

I could do with being ‘Russified’…

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Azov is not an Ukraine sea

From Iran with love…

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jack oliver

This serves TWO purposes !

The 2nd is a warning to the Rothschilds ‘ created ‘ Zionist/Stolen/Apartheid state of ISRAEL !

IRAN are well advanced !

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opet ja

Range of 2500km??!! Is this a strategic weapon according to these figures?? I would rather say 250km range.

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L du Plessis

Iran should use suicide drone against US bases in Syria and Syria shouls use them against israeli attacks.

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This is the end of the world as we know it

The problem from Russia is most of its allies use old Soviet weapons that none of Russia allies can really send any weapons to help Russia. Where Ukraine got nato who have 10 different countries sending Ukraine weapons made by their countries from tanks to rockets to missle Russia don’t have that same power from its allies.

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