Since the Chechen War, the Russian armies, as well as the country's industrialists, have set up a very effective feedback mechanism allowing the rapid integration of lessons from the field, to improve or correct the deficiencies observed in the equipment. . This mechanism was particularly widely used during the Russian intervention in Syria, with many very numerous modifications made to almost all the deployed systems on the spot. In addition, the conflict served as a testing ground for many new systems, be they drones, fighter jets, anti-aircraft systems, armor or robotic systems.
In this context, he could not escape the Russian planners the preponderant role of Azeri drones, and especially the vagabond ammunition of Israeli invoice like Harop, Harpy and Defender 1C, during the Nagorno-Karabakh war which opposed the Azerbaijani and Armenian forces for more than months in the Caucasus. These stray munitions, associated with effective jamming implemented by the Azeri forces, in particular dealt very severe blows to the armored forces and to the Armenian anti-aircraft defense systems of Russian origin, including the most modern such as the TOR M1.
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