The Ukrainian Armed Forces shot down a unique strike modification of the Orlan-10 drone
The Ukrainian Armed Forces shot down another Russian Orlan-10 drone. But this time they managed to eliminate a very rare configuration of the drone.
Here's What We Know
"Orlan-10" is a reconnaissance-level drone, which is also used to correct artillery fire. However, the Russians have created a striking version of the drone, equipping it with two bomb containers.
#Ukraine:A rather unusual Orlan-10 drone fell down recently, reportedly downed by Ukrainian EW systems.- ???????? Ukraine Weapons Tracker (@UAWeapons) January 5, 2023
This type is adapted for targeting ground targets and carries 4x OFSP HE-FRAG bomblets in special underwing pods. Only a couple of Orlan bombers have been shot down since Feb 24th. pic.twitter.com/PIxwBaEw0r
This is the exact configuration of the drone that was recently shot down by the Ukrainian military. Due to the presence of two containers, the Orlan-10 can carry four 40mm bombs.