US-made AeroVironment Switchblade loitering munitions, which were recently supplied to Kiev forces, have experienced their first failure in Ukraine.
On May 6, Russian sources shared photos showing the wreckage of a Switchblade 300 loitering munition that failed to hit its target and landed in an empty field. It remains unclear if the munition was subjected to air defense fire or electronic warfare means.
The Switchblade 300 was designed to target personnel and unarmored vehicles. It has a range of 10 kilometers and an endurance of 10 minutes. AeroVironment developed a larger loitering munition, the Switchblade 600, to destroy armored vehicles, like battle tanks. This version has a range of 80 kilometers and an endurance of up to 20 minutes.
Both the Switchblade 300 and 600 are equipped with optical guidance systems. The munitions can be programmed to automatically strike targets, and can loiter around their targets until the time is right to strike.
In March, the US promised to supply Kiev forces with more than 100 Switchblade 300 and 600 systems in response to the Russian special military operation in Ukraine. Later in April, the US announced that it will be supplying Kiev forces with at least 121 of a previously-unknown loitering system dubbed the Phoenix Ghost.
The Phoenix Ghost loitering munition, which was allegedly developed by Aevex Aerospace, has an endurance of up to six hours. The munition is also equipped with a night-capable optical guidance system.
The US was not the only state to supply Kiev forces with loitering munitions. Poland has already supplied Kiev with the WB Electronics Warmate loitering munition, which has a maximum range of 40 kilometers and an endurance of up to 50 minutes.
So far, Kiev has not released any footage showing the loitering munitions it recently received in action. This rises some questions about the effectiveness of these systems.
Loitering munitions like the Switchblade 300\600, the Phoenix Ghost and the Warmate pose a serious threat to Russian forces operating in Ukraine. However, they can be neutralized with air defense and electronic warfare means.
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Waiting eagerly for tday s updates and Maps :)
Admiral Makarov destroyed: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/breaking-russias-admiral-makarov-warship-26889015
Judging by the photo search site, it is dated March2,2022.. https://tineye.com/search/29f810abcfa8666faf1eec21ff00339e09586edd?sort=score&order=desc&page=1
Its a attendtion seeking mental disorderly problematic spoilt brat and the loser, Reality check: https://t.me/intelslava/28150?single
They made it up, as usual. Makarov is undamaged.
Finally figured out what Kyiv’s grand strategy is: inundate Ukraine with so much bullshit that it bogs down Russia’s tanks.
It’s not possible to tell from the video at all what kind of ship it is..
As per an Ukro-Nazi with a record of FALSE STATEMENTS…..
hey gayreta where is Moskva? 😂🤣🤡
FACT: https://t.me/intelslava/28150?single Harden the fuk up,live and bear it TRUTH!
Didn’t SF state the Moskva was fine, The just a fire, but they had extinguished the fires, and she was sailing under her own power? Authorities were figuring out how best she could complete her mission?
Pretty big lie looking back at it LOL A lot of lies told on this site looking back at it
YOU TOO,LIES ALL LIES,NOTHING BUT LIES BECAUSE YOUR A POOF!
LAUGH AT THIS,funny goy toy!
Now they can add another made up notch on their gunstocks.
What simps these ukrops are.
Woohoo, another big win for Ukraine! Slava Ukraini !
More like….. Ukraine slaves to American perverts and neocon trotskyites.
It was only destroyed in a video game lol
That’s fitting since the whole of today’s Ukraine is a hohologram fabricated in Nudelman’s basement.
You too insolent,invalid gimp just a proven liar loser,over and over and over (period)
FIXED! lick shit talker.
And here we have idiot number two.
First update, you’re mother sucks azov cocks!
lOOLLOL Ruski lost another flagship.
The evidence is unreliable.
Yet as per usual the bold hard facts are undeniable over and over again.
The evidence is phony, just like Ukraine’s ‘democracy’.
Makarov is safe and sound in Sevastopol.
poof has aids,never learns truth so has mental disease is your cursed,say what?
Never bring a knife to a gun fight.
What are you going to do chop your dick off? Oh no, please don t send me pics little bloddy bitch
The evidence is unreliable..
Are you talking about the ship? then I agree at this moment is not solid enough, but clearly something was hit. Let s wait. What am sure is whatever happened sure the ruskies will say that was the consequence of spontaneous combustion after a seagul pooped on the wrong side of the ship :)
Yes, it is generally unclear what kind of ship.
So what if it was? You think that’ll make any dif? Ukraine is cooked. Ukraine’s only choice is how it wants to be served, rare, medium or well done.
begone wishfull stinker,your making it just worse for usa+nato,drrr https://t.me/intelslava/28150?single
Bug off feminazi libba skank!
hahahahahaha Russia is winning hahahahahaha
Really? I don’t know what Russian state sponsored news you are watching, but Ukraine is kicking Russian ass. Slava Ukraini
Really controlled opposition,assflogg,far majority dont think so,bio lab gimp! https://t.me/intelslava/28150?single
Pretty much light throttle,ukraines pretty much is only controlled opposition by RUSSIA!
look on your momma’s back. Putin tattoo it there.
The one with the tens of thousands of losses of Ukrops and NATO military personnel?…
Told you so,usa/nato is kepoot,nothing more to add duddo!
The Ghost of Makarov…………………….LMAO
What an idiot you are.
Aleksandrovka, Fedorovka, Ukrainka, Shestakovo, Pobeda and Cherkasskie Ukrainian hands?
“General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine ” lol yeah sure the same general Staff that claimed to have taken donbass under their control.
Source? Would like an update on Admiral Makarov also. Maybe he s being towed to Sevastopol Like the Moskva hahahahahahahahahahaha
Admiral Makarov destroyed: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/breaking-russias-admiral-makarov-warship-26889015
Judging by the photo search site, it is dated March 2, 2022. https://tineye.com/search/29f810abcfa8666faf1eec21ff00339e09586edd?sort=score&order=desc&page=1
It’s not possible to tell from the video at all what kind of ship it is.
ANOTHER MYTH BUSTED,grot!
Your side said that he was hit by a missile, so you need to look for evidence.
My only side is truth. You should try it sometimes ;)
I can’t take your word for it.
And I don t expect you to . But you should be actively searching for the truth and not what “your” side feeds you
Your news, and you have to prove it.
I don t have to prove nothing, just laugh at you. Do you want to proof also that Moskva is at bottom of the sea? hahahahahahahaha
You declare it to you and prove it.
Since when have the FSB trolls ever proven any of their bullshit statements?
Just wait Russia will claim it was an accident, not a missile, then remove their remaining vessels farther back.
Then Bomb the Neptune missile Factory the next day….. as retaliation for….. no reason..
SINCE LGBTQ SBU WERE TERMINATED ALL OVER UKRAINE,drrr
As if anyone with even half a brain give a rats arse about your lies! ARRRRRRRRRRRRRR HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA,HAA EPIC LOSER!
YEP,BUT CAN YOU STORY TELLER EVER LIVE WITH TRUTH,DUD?
Your only side is the devil’s side and you’ll be made to pay for it all, child killer scum.
Ukranazis are the scum of the Earth.
Ukraine, the most corrupt nation in Europe AND run by genocidal neonazis.
NATO belongs on a psychiatrist’s couch and you……well, why waste a good couch unless it doubles as a coffin?
TRUTH ASSASIN MORE FKN WELL LIKE IT ,FASCIST GROT,YA DUDS!
You think the Ukrainians just happens to notice the ship was on fire? then had a meeting and decided to claim it was their missiles that started the fire?
They weren’t wrong about the Moskva, but we had the same denials from the sheep and the Russian military
You poofs are in for a helluva beating of your entire miserable lives!
Until CCCP rigid 4340 chrome moly radius rod turns yous to fekn popcycle,DUD!
They are also trying to evacuate Snake Island deads and injured from the bayraktar strikes but are afraid of the Neptunes lol If you could update us on that too would be great. 👍
Waiting also for SF take on that
I’m waiting for proof.
Then wait. The story will unfold like ghost of Moskva I guess.
Nothing happened, please move on, nothing happened. 🤷
You wanted to say the Ghost of Kiev, it was a funny story.
It was a pathetic story from a pathetic quasi-nation whose shelf-life expired 8 years ago.
The most corrupt in Europe AND run by genocidal neonazis.
What’s not to hate?
But you can’t,your finished,times on Russias side here on in,move it!
just for you:
Russian cockroaches getting roasted in snake island. Another boat bites the dust, plenty of people dead and injured there but anytime they try to evacuate they get roasted again, so funny 🤣😂😂
just for you isis poof https://t.me/intelslava/28150?single
Sadly for fkn it,no proof ever by poof!
BUGGER OF POOF,THE FACTS CARE HERE AND NOW,GIVE IT UP LOSER!
All in good time bio lab creepo!
Russia wants this that once a foreign military touches the Ukrainian border or openly crosses the border of Ukraine then their entire military will be pulverized. They don’t listen to the warnings of Russia.
not really my ski .——— i havre a personaly “peacenegotation” with jay-z ——- FINNALDS PIPE bitch not so mutch —– Rihanna – Umbrella (Orange Version) (Official Music Video) ft. JAY-Z —— jesus återkomsten är NATO FINSK
Lol lets just pretend that Admiral Makarov is not on fire: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/breaking-russias-admiral-makarov-warship-26889015
Multiple shots of the burning ship.
That s not footage from the war, Mirror is bulshit. Let s wait a bit more, but “something” was hit :) Helis and rescue ships were deployed
Dude, look at the video. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18480406/putin-flagship-makarov-fire-neptune-missile-snake-island/
It’s been confirmed to be an ARMA 3 footage, a video simulation game. lol try harder shill.
Oh God, not another one of those. Man, these Ukies will swallow anything, but mostly Blinken’s & BoJo’s cum.
Lend – Lease LMAO! – 100 years of servitude. Yes massah, how high, massah. LOL
That is how the west and musk/bezos fake x fake cyba truck all work=LIES
havent seen that one yet :) Let s wait a bit more, dont trust tabloids. Im sure it was hit but damage to be assessed yet
The ghost of Kiev strikes again!
The ghost of Moskva in Sevastopol you mean 🤣🤣
You are an utter waste of otherwise were decent looking keyboard keys!
It’s not possible to tell from the video at all what kind of ship it is…
It looks awfully similar, especially as the camera slowly moves around.
As much as I distrust the yellow press, it has merrit. Other media is reporting too already, but they are careful and don’t confirm it yet.
FIXED! MOVE IT TIME WASTER,GET YOUR ASS INTO GEAR MOVE IT!
british medias has too much aids (period)
Nah, let’s just pretend that Ukraine’s neonazis aren’t being decimated as we speak.
The troll factory crew from st Petersburg are out in full force today. Something must have gone wrong on the ground,….or sea.
YOU BEEN DUSTED AGAIN GIMP,SO NOW YOU BLAME IT ON THE TRUTH,PATHEDIC! CANH YOU EVER WIN WITH SOMETHING LEGIT OR ARE YOU TOO OWNED BY NAZIS?
liars have no future in any developed nations (period)
Very hopeful news that Russia may be able to take on the Switchblades!
Not really, those are exceptions. And it’s just a single drone. If Russia can show dozens, than it could have a meaning.
Russias proven to sink not just dozens but hundreds of FAG GOD CIA DRONES OF THE COMBINED WEST.NATO FORCES,YOU GIMPS STILL JUST DONT GET IT,RIGHT,FK NO! Fake x like or what,fkn drr musk fangoy!
Switchblades work in situations but certain not against russian forces with radars + emps!
I just don’t understand why Russia doesn’t cut the supply lines. Why do you still have operational airfields? Why is the cellular network system working? Why do you have TVs and radios working? This sounds like a joke that costs many people their lives.
Simply as it is beyond Russias capabilities. Expensive missiles are not just falling from the skies, they have to be produced too.
The lack of Russian air strikes and missile strikes from the beginning is the simple confirmation that the leadership never expected serious resistance Now Russia is screwed, as it has to act beyond its limits.
And these limits are what is really surprising, as they indicate massive problems within the Russian Forces, not just in regards to manpower, but capabilities everyone expected Russia to have and which are not working out as expected.
Very true. However, Russia also has to consider the health of their civilian economy, and the greater world-wide economic and diplomatic war with the West.
Russia isn’t likely to mobilize over Ukraine; like Russia in Syria, Russia in Ukraine appears to be operating within a strict budget.
Nonetheless, Russia’s intel and logistical failures plus early losses have emboldened NATO to act ever more openly on Ukraine’s behalf.
The question is, how much pain beyond Reset will the West be able to endure?
While going kinetic in Ukraine went badly, Russia’s economy remains more or less OK, despite being decoupled from the West.
Geo-diplomatically, none of Russia’s non-Western trade allies and partners are willing to abandon them.
The non-Western world may tread lightly around antagonizing the US, but neither can NATO or the US force their will upon them. The West is also earning no small amount of ill-will trying to force compliance.
Russia produces all kinds of supersonic and hypersonic missiles like you do with lies! They can out do the west too,worse came to worse may borrow chinas,to seal the fate!
Russia sink ALL of the NATO subs and ships too! Do it FAST!
stealth subs,various super and hypersonic missiles,easy but emp may do a better job!
Its unclear how a ‘loitering munition’, which by definition loiters in the air, is supposed to be useful against any opponent with advanced AD capability.
Loitering munitions would have worked great during Phase I, when the Russians were sending supply convoys and light scouts out unprotected by air or ground backup at all.
At best loitering munitions are AD spam, not if they cost more than the missile that takes them down.
Taliban learned to shoot Switchblades down in Afghanistan with 12 gauge shotguns, the commander that claimed they were very effective was only referring to their strikes on civilians(conveniently left out) and is paid by the military industrial complex. NATO trolls will argue with me, their source – trust me bro. Drone swarm technology is much more effective than singular loitering munitions.
Exactly yet the sodomised western medias dubbed it as thy saviour of nato mankind?
Russian troops and their equipment will be a great testing ground for Western military technology. In the coming years, we will see great progress. Thank you, Putin, your troops and equipment will be a beautiful target.
Rather, Ukraine will be an excellent training ground, where Western equipment will become an excellent target for Russian troops armed with captured jewelines, nlaw and stingers.
More to the point cia run weapons to become utterly obsolete,unless 3rd world nations!
If you make the grade gimp,personally i doubt it very much though! You had 30 fukin years!
“Both the Switchblade 300 and 600 are equipped with optical guidance systems. The munitions can be programmed to automatically strike targets, and can loiter around their targets until the time is right to strike.”
Given the track record of facial recognition failures and that there is a whole lot less training footage for the targets, I reckon we will see some horrible false target recognition and following attacks on unintended targets like civilian trucks for instance, or “enemy personnel”, like, say, journalists, or children playing bang-bang.
P.S.: Or the threshold for positive target acquisition is set so high that they fail to find their designated targets. Maybe that’s what happened to this one: nothing found so it landed just before its energy source expired.
Advise for life…
If you don t understand and have insufficient knowledge on a subject try to refrain to make claims on it, especially in a public forum. You are just exposing yourself as being a fool 😘
Hey little boy, stop watching porn because you’re an anti social loser than can’t get with a real female. You know its true. 😘
The only fool so far seems to be YOU. The Switchblade Piece of Shit can’t withstand basic Russian EW and that is the way it is dimwit
Need I remind you of a colossal failure of “tank recognition” which the Pentagon experienced? The reason was biased training footage and the machine learning algorithm learned to recognize the position of the sun instead.
But yes, if you have no clue it’s best to keep your pie hole shut. m(
“the munitions can be programmed to automatically strike targets” can, dont have to….
There is an operator behind get it? There is an image processing algorithm to help to search and recognize targets but the operator can call it off at any time.
You can rumble words that you clearly do not understand to try to sound smart but continue to be dumb as fuck…
Do i need to explain the first sentence again or do you get it now?
Yes, but how will the operater communicate with the drone when EW is in play? Russia can just jam his link and GPS, so all that is left will be the autonomous system of the drones, i.e. “automatic strike” which relies on image recognition.
That elaborate enough for you, dummy?
Yes jamming and EW has been quite effective over the black sea and russia territory lol keep dreaming. Russian EW is a joke. Take a look at home produced chips from Russia and then you will understand how “good” their tech are,
Also there are no drones at the company level do you think they have EW? Those BTGs are clearly underperforming
“Russian EW is a joke…” USS D.Cook (Sent in Semaphore)
Russian milita electronics are most accute and reliable you loser! get your sorry ass into gear move on,try to invent something real!
YOU HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY OBSOLETED BY PUTIN DO I MAKE THIS CLEAR? OH SO FOOLISH CIA GOY,TAKE A HIKE KIKE,PLAY NINTENDO!
You are the fool,useless troll not the others more prudent in fact,try you may,but a loser! CIA WEAPONRY ARE PROVEN OBSOLETE IN THE 21ST CENTURY,TAKE A HIKE KIKES!
It’d be kool if you could hack it to attack the original controller
It would be cool if more of the SF putin lovers were less of an imbeciles and be able to have a real talk about geopolitics and the art of war, but no complaints, they are damn good for laughs though. And tears, love those tears 🤣
So far you just post imbecilities and it seems the last person to talk with about geopolitics is an IMBECILE with a pseudonym “Putin Bitches tears blah, blah” Get lost Moron !!
impress me gayreta say something smart now. Its your opprtunity to shine. Anything, lets discuss something with substance. common you can do it
It’s strange to hear this from an imbecile who believes in all sorts of muddy crap.
A lot of the Putin loving Sheep bleats are similar. SF being an FSB disinformation Site, I bet a good number of the commenters are from the Troll farm in st Petersburg. And struggle to discuss their lies intelligently
eat shit bitcoin scammer
They knew that Russian EW (electronic warfare) transmissions would scramble all internal processes of the Switchblade Piece of Shit that uses optical recognition because the Russian Blocked the US GPS over Ukraine and it can’t be used to direct the Switchblade Piece of Shit….
YEP SO MUCH FOR WESTERN CIA NATION SECURITY,AGAINST EVIL COMMY FINANCE, BUT ITS JUST ANOTHER CIA/PIECE OF CRAAAP!
And the Russians have more examples of US/NATO weapondry to devise defenses against and copy useful components of.
Ain’t any component in those things that Russia hasn’t invented already.
These munitions can be defeated with the FOAB systems.
This is why it was free, it’s junk.
They actually fielded this thing!
it was either that or teach the chickens how to fly
Its the best the us media can come up with,yet the much stronger detterence as in humanity still eludes this rotted to the core neo=liberal western financial monopoly leaders,unless of course humanitys funded in vain in order to attain the financial human shield/blackmail goal, assesment of risk management protocol of the cia/corporated unsolicited problem agenda$! Amazing these days usa has not enough real deal innovations,but too much reliance on scam!