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War in Donbass

NAME                                  VICTORIES                      UNIT             COMMENTS

unknown                                   1                                           1., 1 IAI Searcher UAV      
unknown                                   1                          Dnipro-1         2., 1 "Forpost" UAV      
unknown                                   1                                           3., 1 "Zastava" UAV    

Ground-to-Air Victories

Date Time Unit Aircraft Pilot Weapon Victim Country Place
4. 5. 2015     ~ ~   IAI Searcher UAV Novorossiya Donbass area
21. 5. 2015   Dnipro-1 ~ ~   "Forpost" UAV   near Avdeevka, Donetsk region
22. 7. 2015   SBGS ~ ~   "Zastava" UAV Novorossiya Luhansk region

  1. Ukrainian military shot down in the skies over the Donbas UAV produced by an Israeli company Israel Aerospace Industries. The drone was shot down on May 4 in the sector "B" zone of counter-terrorist operation (ATO) - west of Donetsk, and on Thursday, May 7 pieces of Russian drone transferred to the detailed study of the staff unit "Aerorazvedka Ukraine." For all the details of downed UAVs were found branded plates with inscriptions and production indexes Israel Aerospace Industries ("Ha-ha-Avir Taas le-Yisrael").
  2. May 21, 2015 Russian UAV "Forpost" (Searcher II, tail number 923) crashed near Avdeevka (Donetsk region, Ukraine). The aircraft was shot down by Ukrainian volunteer battalion Dnipro-1.
  3. In Luhansk State Border Service officers shot down an unmanned aircraft of Russian origin. Drone guards noticed 1.5 km from the border with Russia in the direction of the settlement Ushakivka Russian and Ukrainian Herasymivka. To stop collecting data on the locations of Ukrainian military, which has UAV, border guards used firearms.
ATO :Anti-Terrorist Operation / Антитерористи́чна опера́ція
IAI :Israel Aerospace Industries / התעשייה האווירית לישראל
SBGS :State border guard service of Ukraine / Державна Прикордонна Служба України.
UAV :Unmanned aerial vehicle.

Tupolev Tu-154M
UAV IAI Searcher.

UAV Forpost
Russian UAV "Forpost".

UAV Zastava
Russian drone “Zastava” aka Israel Bird Eye 400 UAV shot down in Ukraine.

Sources & Literature
  1. ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175997, AviationSafetyNetwork,
  2. ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 176275, AviationSafetyNetwork,
  3. ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178084, AviationSafetyNetwork,
  4. "Днепр-1" сбил дорогущий российский БПЛА!, Livejournal,
  5. IAI Searcher, WikipediA - The Free Encyclopedia,
  6. IAI Searcher, Википедия — свободная энциклопедия,
  7. На кордоні з Росією прикордонники збили безпілотний літальний апарат, Офіційний сайт Державної прикордонної служби України (Держприкордонслужба),
  8. Над Донбассом сбит израильский беспилотник, 9 Канал,
  9. SBU: Ukrainian military shoots down Russian drone in Donbas, UNIAN,
  10. Силы АТО сбили на Донбассе израильский беспилотник, РБК-Украина,
  11. У Луганській області прикордонники збили безпілотник російського виробництва, ТОВ «Корреспондент»,
  12. Ukraine shot down 2 million worth Russian drone “Zastava” aka Israel Bird Eye 400 UAV, Lugansk News Today,
  13. Ukrainian border guards downed Russian "Zastava” drone, also known as Israeli "Bird Eye 400,” worth $2 million., "Censor.NET"


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