August 1, 2014
Reconnaissance aircraft was destroyed by Ukrainian forces using anti-aircraft missile complex ‘Strila-10’.
The news was reported by the ATO press centre.
The device ‘Orlan-10’ which is used by Russian army was performing a reconnaissance flight at an altitude of 2000 metres. The drone was destroyed with the first shot.
After falling down the drone was examined by specialists. They said that the optical camera was not damaged. However, the drone bore no device to store information indicating that it transferred information online.
Such drone is already the third one shot down in the ATO area.
According to soldiers of Ukrainian armed forces after the flights of drones the positions of Ukrainian forces were usually shelled.