Military conflicts in the ATS, Libya, and NKR have significantly reduced the prestige of the Russian S-300 Favorite anti-aircraft missile systems, as well as the Pantsir MRBM – they are unable to properly resist UAVs. The MIC newspaper writes about it.
The use of Turkish-made unmanned aerial vehicles by Baku is of great importance in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Armenia could also use military drones to destroy Azerbaijani aircraft at airfields, but Yerevan does not possess such weapons because the Russian Federation does not have them. The role of drones will increase significantly in future wars, but the publication doubts the ability of the Russian army’s electronic warheads to effectively destroy UAVs, which is sensitive to the prestige of Russian SAMs.
The sky is completely dominated by drones, and we see that they draw the line under the use of armored vehicles.
– military expert Alexey Khlopotov noted, speaking about the development of the situation in Nagorno Karabakh.
The S-300 (С-400) complexes located in Syria were never used during the Israeli air raids. Armenian long-range anti-aircraft systems were also silent – they were preferred to be moved closer to Yerevan and left as the “last argument” in a possible war with Baku. Panzer” SAMs in Libya and Syria, being under the control of Arab operators, did not prove to be the best. All this somehow has a negative impact on the reputation of Russian anti-aircraft systems.