The assessment of the Armenian expert on the methodology of the Turks is a “bell” for Greece as well.
The massive use of unmanned aerial vehicles against enemy air defenses is the main method used by the Turkish in Syria, Libya and Nagorno.
The well-known Armenian military analyst H. Arzomanian said in an interview that 80% of the losses of the Arshak army come exclusively from the actions of the Turkish UAVs.
“The massive use of UAVs for air supremacy and the complete suppression of enemy air defense systems has become the Turkish military’s most distinctive style of fighting in Idlib, Libya and now Nagorno,” he said in a landmark article.
In April of this year, hundreds of Syrian government soldiers, dozens of tanks, armored vehicles and artillery were destroyed as a result of the Bayraktar TB2 “swarm” attack in Syria.
On March 4, 2020, the Izvestia newspaper, citing Russian military sources, reported that five UAV Anka and seven UAV Bayraktar TB2 had been shot down by the Syrian Buk and Pantsir air defense systems.
In 2019, the Bayraktar TB2 was used in Libya against Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA).
In December 2019, the LNA had announced that it had shot down two Turkish Bayraktar TB2s at Ain Zarah near Tripoli.
On March 31, 2020, the LNA shot down another Bayraktar TB2 near Tripoli.
On May 2, 2020, Al-Marsad reported that a Turkish Bayraktar TV2 UAV crashed into a residential building in Tripoli.
On May 9, 2020, the LNA military intelligence department reported that the LNA air defense system struck a Turkish TB2 UAV Bayraktar in the al-Kabail area of Ain Zar.
On 12 May 2020, members of the 82nd Infantry Battalion of the LNA reported that near the Al-Shvareif area, LNA air defenses had shot down a Turkish UAV.
But in May 2020, Anadolu reported that the army of the Libyan National Accord Government destroyed nine Russian Pantsir missile systems during operations against Haftar’s illegal armed formations.
It is also reported that Turkish Bayraktar TB2 UAVs destroyed dozens of 9K33 Osa and 9K35 Strela-10 air defense systems in Nagorno-Karabakh.
The Armenian side, in turn, reported the fall of a Bayraktar TB2 UAV.
“This information today can not be considered completely reliable, but in any case, we have” swarms “of Bayraktar TB2 UAVs, which are attacking Syria, Libya and Nagorno-Karabakh, achieving serious operational success,” he said.
The Turkish Bayraktar TB2 UAV, created by Boykor Makina, is a modification of the Bayraktar Block B and belongs to the category of medium-altitude UAV tactics with a long flight duration.
The Bayraktar TB2 has advanced software and control systems, and has broken the world record for unmanned aerial vehicles in its class after conducting test flights in June and August 2014 at an altitude of 8 km. The flight duration was 24 hours and 34 minutes.
Although the UAV Bayraktar TB2 is manufactured by a Turkish company, it would mean nothing without the Hornet missile system, which was developed and delivered to the Turks by the British company EDO MBM Technology.
This company now belongs to the American giant L3 Harris, the sixth largest defense giant in the world.
The L3 Harris “smart pillars” of external bombs and missiles are used in American fighter aircraft F-35 Lightning II, F-22 Raptor, F / A-18E / F Super Hornet, F-15E Strike Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, The Poseidon P-8A and MQ-9 Reaper drums.
“Now this engineering masterpiece by Anglo-Saxon designers is helping Turkey and Azerbaijan fight successfully in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Today, Turkey, with a fleet of 86 Bayraktar TB2, is one of the leading military forces with such drones, along with the United States, Britain and Israel.
“The mass use of drones against the armed forces of an enemy of approximately equal strength has changed the entire military methodology so far,” H. Arzomanian said.
How will the course of hostilities change with the appearance and successful experience of using a new type of weapon?
How can you deal with a swarm of aggressive drones?
Veterans of the Donbass battles are already planning to react strongly to a possible similar situation.
For example, the former commander of the DPR air reconnaissance, with a group of associates is studying the possibility of using light aircraft against the Ukrainian Bayraktar, for example, using Cessna aircraft equipped with the necessary electronic and other weapons of mass destruction.
Bayraktar could be easy prey especially for A-10 aircraft or “Super Tucano” aircraft.
“The vulnerability of the Bayraktars is comparable to the vulnerability of aircraft at the beginning of World War II, so it is not difficult to shoot them down,” Russian expert A. Goodwin said in an interview.
“But the Turks cover their UAV raids with Turkish AWACS and F-16 aircrafts as they do in Nagorno. There is no doubt that the digital space of the Karabakh Theater of Operations is “shining” by the NATO satellite team, which transmits real-time information about the enemy to the Turkish army, leading the Azerbaijani air force.
In other words, a balanced enemy fleet is working against Armenia, which can hardly deal with it successfully.
Sending similar aircraft armed with small arms or missiles such as the Turkish Bayraktar will not be successful. “They will be shot down by fighters that cover the whole operation. A balanced fleet is required,” said the Armenian expert.
Russia has all the air force components except the Bayraktar medium-altitude unmanned aerial vehicles. Their absence negatively affected the entire course of hostilities in Idlib and Libya.
Recently, Ukrainian President Volotyr Zelensky agreed with the Turks to buy Turkish aerial vehicles of this type, without hiding that he intends to use them against the pro-Russian Donetsk in a possible attack in Crimea.
“The Russian military-industrial complex must adequately respond to all these external threats. We have the opportunity to prepare not for the last war, but for the war of the future, which has already broken out in Nagorno-Karabakh,” Arzomanian said in an open message to all Anti-Turkish countries, especially in the Eastern Mediterranean.