UK intelligence says Russia firing missiles from its own airspace
The UK’s Ministry of Defense says in its latest intelligence update that Russia continues to carry out airstrikes against densely populated civilian areas in Ukraine.
Russian aircraft are launching “stand-off” munitions from within Russian airspace to reduce their exposure to Ukrainian air defenses, the update says. Stand-off missiles are fired from a long range to avoid coming close to enemy air defenses.
The US has said Russia’s stand-off missiles have a failure rate of 60%, and Russia’s stocks are dwindling, meaning they will increasingly revert to less sophisticated weaponry, or put their aircraft at greater risk.
Latest Defence Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine – 26 March 2022
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