24 April 2008

Air-to-air Shootdown from the Target Perspective

In the history of aviation, there have been many videos of missile attacks from the attacker's perspective, it is rare to have one from the other side. Below is a video shot from a Georgian Hermes 450 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) patrolling over the Abkhazia region of Georgia when it was apparently shot down by a missile from a Russian MIG-29. The Israeli-designed unarmed UAV never had a chance.

Georgian Military Official Describes the Attack

Related Resources
Attack on an A300 by a Portable Missile: http://www.airsafe.com/journal/v1num18.htm

Threats from Portable Surface to Air Missiles: http://www.airsafe.com/journal/v1num17.htm

Hermes 450

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