Russian LPR blogger Murz shares his version of the 22 June attack on oil refinery in Rostov Oblast which lead to a large fire. According to Murz, a Bayraktar or other custom UAV stripped of equipment was used to overcome Russian air defence:
This morning UAF have sent warm, literally and figuratively, greetings to our amazing people who talk how they can “crack those Bayraktars like nuts”. In the link below you can see how the UAV Bayraktar, used as a missile-plane, which successfully overcame the Russian air defence in Donbas and its outskirts, crashed into the Novoshakhtinskyi oil refinery, causing a notable fire.
Let’s start the “How it was done?” section.
1. Ukraine’s allies fly around the region with “Global Hawks” for a good reason, conducting electronic intelligence. Combined with satellite intelligence this data each times gives them a map of locations of the active Russian air defence systems.
2. Every plane, including UAF of any size, has such an important technical feature as “effective dispersion area”, or EDA. This refers to the dispersion of air defence radar signals. This value determines the distance from which the anti-air complex can detect this device. The more radio-transparent materials in its design, the less its EDA, and the closer the device needs to come for the anti-air complex to detect it. No matter how much our “military experts” discuss the Bayraktars, no one even considered the question of its EDA.
3. Having established which and where exactly the Russian air defence is located, it is not difficult for the enemy, by testing the visibility of Bayraktars on similar equipment from the USSR era to determine exact the location where the air defence systems and the terrain allow for “dead spots” for passage of the UAV of this type at low altitude into our rears.
4. All expensive optics and electronics are removed from Bayraktar, which will be later used to repair other vehicles, only remaining are the engine, fuel flight controller with navigation system and an improvised warhead in place of the electronic-optics “egg”. The reduces the EDA of the equipment even further. Likely, the original Turkish machine is not used at all, and instead used is Ukrainian-made glider, since there have never been any problems in Ukraine with required for such cases air composites. The engine and flight controller are installed on this device. In fact, it is not impossible that the “flyer” was in fact the “Pixhawk CUBE” from Aliexpress.
5. Flight program is entered into the flight controller with all necessary course and altitude changes, including the final dive, after that the device is launched in a fully autonomous mode, in “radio-silence mode”, which deprives our radio reconnaissance posts from the ability to discover it using telemetry signals or the video stream broadcasted to the ground. Actually, the handmade photo reconnaissance aircraft which crashed in Belarus in February was flying the same way. Leave to idiots the story about its taking down in 40 minutes when it flew from the border to the training grounds. It fell due to icing as it got into clouds while circling over the target making a photo panorama. It was February. Today is June and this luck did not happen.
That’s it, mister “Bayraktar is a fairly simple target” Borisov.