New details of the drone attack on the Moscow region became known to the Kommersant publication. So, the newspaper writes, experts who studied the wreckage of the UAV came to a preliminary conclusion that the explosive devices planted in them did not work for two reasons.
According to experts, in addition to the work of electronic warfare equipment, this was allegedly influenced by the fact that the residential buildings into which the drones crashed were, in fact, not their main targets.
The publication recalls that of the three drones that arrived in Moscow the day before, only one exploded. According to preliminary information, the explosive did not detonate from hitting the wall or exploded incompletely, and some experts explain the bright flash that hit the lens of the surveillance camera as the ignition of gasoline vapors in the broken UAV engine.
In other cases, on Leninsky Prospekt and Profsoyuznaya Street, where the arrivals of two more drones were recorded, no explosions occurred at all. The Russian Ministry of Defense notes that all three of these drones were suppressed by electronic warfare, lost their course and collapsed. At the same time, Kommersant adds, it is assumed that, having hit the houses that were on their way, the explosive devices in the drones did not work because they were false targets for them – the drones flew to attack other objects.
An examination must confirm or refute this version. Specialists also need to determine which drones were used for the attack.
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