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Russian plant repairing missiles damaged in Borisoglebsk attack

Russian plant repairing missiles damaged in Borisoglebsk attack Russian plant repairing missiles damaged in Borisoglebsk attack (Russian media)

Russians were repairing and restoring missiles for aircraft at a damaged aviation plant in Borisoglebsk, Voronezh region, according to Defense Express.

On April 9 overnight, a long-range kamikaze drone struck the aviation plant in Borisoglebsk, which is 300 km out of Ukraine. According to Andrii Yusov, a representative of Defense Intelligence, the main production facilities of the enterprise were damaged during the attack.

The affected enterprise in Borisoglebsk is the "711th Aviation Repair Plant", which was not involved in the repair of planes and helicopters. Its profile included:

  • air-to-air missiles: R-27, R-73, R-33;
  • air-to-surface missiles: Kh-25, Kh-58;
  • guidance equipment for Kh-55 cruise missiles and high-speed Kh-22 missiles;
  • ground radio stations like R-844M, R-845M, and other flight radio equipment systems.

"Annual enterprise reports, publication of which was stopped in 2021 after introducing total secrecy on state orders in Russia, confirm these details. Moreover, since the late 2010s, the reports have been mentioning very vague categories like 'repair of aviation guided weapons,'" the media adds.

Defense Express also notes that since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion, Russia has actively used Kh-55 and Kh-555, as well as Kh-22, which needed restoration. It is probable the "711th Aviation Repair Plant" was involved.

Night strike on Voronezh region

During the night of April 9, Russian Telegram channels reported explosions in the Voronezh region. Unknown drones attacked the Chkalov aviation training center in Borisoglebsk.

Despite Russian officials claiming to have shot down the drones, there were reports online of direct hits on the center. Allegedly, the first drone crashed into the building's facade on the fourth floor. Later, a second drone also hit the same area.

According to RBC-Ukraine sources, Defense Intelligence carried out the attack.