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Drone usage in the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
« on: October 04, 2020, 02:21:15 AM »
The renewed conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has seen extensive use of drones, particularly on the part of the latter.

The Azerbaijani military has built up a sizable drone fleet over the past several years (Notably sourcing from the Israelis.) and has has deployed them in recent conflicts. (Notably having first used the IAI Harop during 2016 conflict.).

Recently release videos have show Azerbaijani drones targeting Armenian SAM sites and convoys:

https://twitter.com/acemal71/status/1310182693301301248?s=21
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The footage released by Azerbaijan Ministry of Defence shows drones destroying Russian-made Armenian air defence systems.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1311319192654708736
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Another video of an Azerbaijani kamikaze drone in action

Azerbaijani army says it struck Armenian tanks and combat vehicles in Nagorno-Karabakh
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On 27 September, Azerbaijani drones (reportedly is a Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 armed unmanned aircraft) targeted T-72 main battle tanks and BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles carrying members for the Nagorno-Karabakh Defence Army, a Defense Ministry source said.

Another notable use has been the conversion of old An-2 "Colt" biplanes into drones to trick Armenian air defenses into revealing their positions:


https://twitter.com/I30mki/status/1311870766774800384
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From what I have found that's, #Azerbaijani side using #Chinese made FH-98 drone (AN-2 copy) as a bait to locate #Armenian air defense. And then target them with #Israeli Harop suicide drones

Azerbaijani military turns Soviet biplane aircraft into drones

Which corresponds with earlier reports of An-2 aircraft being shot down:

https://twitter.com/MuradGazdiev/status/1310642793065459712
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Nagorno-Karabakh claims to have shot down an Azerbaijani plane/aircraft
« Last Edit: October 04, 2020, 02:32:30 AM by girder »

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Re: Drone usage in the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2021, 01:49:51 AM »
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THREAD on how Armenian multi-layer air defence on Karabakh was suppressed.

Operation Karabakh Coffer

https://twitter.com/khalfaguliyev/status/1455425514617909259

Alternate link: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1455425514617909259.html

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1st step:

Aim: To destroy all OSAs in the first echelon

To alert all ADs, an initial imitiation of air attack was performed. Su-25s, helicopters, UCAVs and UAVs maneuvered in large numbers behind AD zones.

2nd step:

Modified unmanned (pilot ejected after take off) An-2 aircrafts were directed towards enemy zone in order to have ADs engaged into them.


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THREAD on how Armenian multi-layer air defence on Karabakh was suppressed.

Operation Karabakh Coffer

Red: 24 Osa
White: 6 Tor M2KM
Bigger blue: S-300
Rest are various AD systems
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Hamid
@khalfaguliyev

Nov 2
1st step:

Aim: To destroy all OSAs in the first echelon

To alert all ADs, an initial imitiation of air attack was performed. Su-25s, helicopters, UCAVs and UAVs maneuvered in large numbers behind AD zones.
Hamid
@khalfaguliyev

Nov 2
2nd step:

Modified unmanned (pilot ejected after take off) An-2 aircrafts were directed towards enemy zone in order to have ADs engaged into them.

3rd step:

As Armenia could have understood the game and take necessary measures, these An-2s were loaded with explosives, if not hit, they would dive into targets.

In this way, it was ensured that TORs were spending its expensive missiles and were busy.

This was achieved too


4th: Harops, Skystrikers and Orbiter-1k  performed attacks on spotted ADs

5th: EWs targeted ADs in order to facilitate TB2s operations.

6th: Fake attacks performed using EWs against bigger ADs such as S-300

7th: 30km SpikeNLOS on helicopter flying low were fired at other ADs

As Air Force Commander describes, during the Operation Karabakh Coffer, as Armenia tried to open the Coffer, there was another in the box so they could not find an ultimate solution to Azerbaijan air attacks, thus she had gained almost all air supremacy
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