Started last Sunday military tensions on the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan by the end of the week moved into a new phase. On Saturday, July 18, the parties announced about the shelling and casualties. At the same time, apparently, the Armenian and Azerbaijani troops are in full readiness and are actively engaged in intelligence and counter intelligence assets of the enemy. So, in Nagorno-Karabakh announced that the air defense of the unrecognized Republic of Azerbaijan destroyed a drone.

According to the military of the unrecognized Republic, the drone Orbiter-3 was shot down at 06:38 local time in the North-East of the line of contact.

“MK” asked to comment on reports about the use of UAVs during the military escalation in the Caucasus expert in the field of unmanned systems Denis Fedutinov.

during the escalation of the situation on the border of Azerbaijan and Armenia, both sides have repeatedly used the means at their disposal, unmanned aircraft systems – said the expert. – The facts of application of those or other systems, in particular, to judge on past losses.

thus, on 16 July, the Azerbaijani mass media published the data that the country’s armed forces had shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle X-55, conducted a reconnaissance flight in the direction of Tovuz district. This is a tactical drone that is created in Armenia on the basis of supplied to Armenia the Russian spacecraft Ptero.

This is a drone-scout weighing up to 50 kg. It can conduct reconnaissance to a distance of 300 km.

In turn, on 18 July, the media reported that the air defense units of kraboa was shot down belonging to Azerbaijan UAV Orbiter 3. Was shown photos created by the Israeli company Aeronautics Defense Systems, unmanned aerial c with a damaged wing panels, lost the winglets and canards.

This is a 20-pound drone scout, able to stay aloft for up to 8 hours.

At the same time, the expert noted that in the course of the conflict coming from both sides of the informational messages are often contradictory and cast doubt on their authenticity.

as happens in the case of the current escalation, said Denis Fedutinov. For example, some reports on the defeat of the Armenian air defense belonging to the Azerbaijan machine Hermes 900 is often illustrated in the Armenian media rather controversial video proof and pictures contained a picture of a completely different apparatus.

Developed in Israel reconnaissance and strike UAV Hermes 900 ground under a ton capable of carrying 350 kg payload. The cost of the complex is estimated at $30 million