Russia unveils a weapon to confront the German Leopard tanks
Russia revealed a recent march called “Leopard tank killer”, while the Ukrainian army admitted that there had been an error in providing information about the withdrawal of Russian forces from a city it controls in the south of the country.
The Russian Ministry of Defense published, in a meeting of its leaders a few days ago, for the first time, a video report on the use of the Korsar drone by the air-space forces.
According to the report, the Korsar drone is 4.2 meters long, 1.2 meters high, and has a working range of 200 kilometers, and it can stay in the air for 10 hours.
The Korsar drone was first revealed at the Army-2019 military-technical forum.
The drone is devoted to reconnaissance of the earth by means of its radar, air patrols and aerial photography.
It can also be used as a strike drone that carries Ataka anti-tank missiles that penetrate 800 mm thick armor.
It was also called the “Leopard-2 killer”.
This Russian announcement comes at a time when the Norwegian military authorities posted photos of sending 8 Leopard 2 tanks and other military ammunition to Ukraine.
The Norwegian Armed Forces said it was training Ukrainian soldiers to use tanks in Poland.
This delivery comes within what is known as the Alliance of Tanks within NATO formed to support Kiev, and to date includes – in addition to Norway – Germany, Poland, Portugal and Canada, to send 48 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.
In turn, the Slovak Ministry of Defense announced the delivery of the first 4 MiG-29 combat aircraft to Ukraine.
It added that other fighter jets would be delivered to Kiev in the coming weeks.
Poland, in turn, announced two weeks ago the delivery to Ukraine of the first batch of Leopard 2 tanks, which have capabilities, most notably comprehensive protection against improvised explosive devices, mines and missiles.
It is expected that other countries in NATO will decide their position on moving forward with sending batches of their tanks with advanced technology, led by the American Abrams tank, which the Pentagon describes as the best in the world, and its counterpart, Challenger, the crown jewel of the British land weapon.