Sunday, June 8, 2014

New Russian anti-aircraft missile system 9K333 "Willow" has been tested on Ukrainian military cargo aircraft

AN-26 aircraft shot down by terrorists on June 6 near the city of Slavyansk was most probably hit by the new Russian portable anti-aircraft missile system 9K333 "Willow". This was reported by the "Information resistance" group coordinator Dmitry Tymchuk in "Facebook". Plane was hit at an altitude of 4.5 kilometers. Ukrainian specialists currently explore some found rocket fragments. This portable air defense missile system was declared operational only in the end of May 2014. Early June first samples were delivered only to the 98th Airborn Division stationed in the Ivanovskaya oblast, and don't yet export to other countries.