April 10, 2024, 13:02

Cases of adversary aircraft crashes could become more frequent – Dmytro Pletenchuk 

There is an uptick in the use of aviation assets by the russia’s Black Sea Fleet for coastal zone patrols surveillance, yet the fleet of equipment employed for this task is considerably antiquated. As a result, the likelihood of aircraft crashes may escalate. 

Dmytro Pletenchuk, Spokesman for the Ukrainian Navy, made this statement, speaking at a briefing held at the Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform. 

“The only discernible shift we’ve observed from the recent tactics of the purportedly restructured leadership of russia’s Black Sea Fleet is a heightened emphasis on aviation assets for coastal surveillance. Today’s incident involving the downing of an enemy Ka-27 helicopter may be potentially indicative of this strategy. The equipment being utilized for these operations is notably aged, even the outdated Be-12 marine patrol aircraft, which were previously slated for decommissioning, have been reinstated for coastal patrols due to the fleet’s operational demands. Consequently, we anticipate that similar incidents akin to today’s may occur more frequently,” elaborated Pletenchuk.

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