Ukrainian Jets Will Hunt Russian Drones Using American Heatseekers

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MiGs and Sukhois carrying R-73s are an effective defence against the slow-flying Shaheds, but an inefficient one. “These interceptions use munitions that are far more expensive and are available for Ukraine in more limited quantities than the Shahed-136 is likely to be for Russia,” Justin Bronk, Nick Reynolds and Jack Watling wrote for the Royal United Services Institute in London.