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Russians construct protective hangars for aircraft 300 km from border with Ukraine

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Russians construct protective hangars for aircraft 300 km from border with Ukraine

The Russians have begun constructing airfield hangars 300 kilometres from the border with Ukraine to safeguard aircraft from strike drones and missiles with cluster warheads.

Source: Militarnyi with reference to satellite images published on Twitter (X)

Details: Satellite imagery shows the development of additional hangar structures at the Marinovka airfield in Russia’s Volgograd Oblast, 300 kilometres from the Ukrainian border.

The image depicts 12 new hangars that house Su-24 frontline bombers and Su-34 fighter-bombers.

Satellite image of Marinovka airfield in 2022
Photo: Google, Militarnyi
Protective hangars for aviation at the Marinovka airfield in Volgograd Oblast 
Photo: Google, Militarnyi

According to Militarny, the Russians expect the hangars to defend aircraft from strike drones and ATACMS ballistic missile submunitions.

Furthermore, hangars prevent satellites and other optical detection systems from determining whether the hangar is empty or holds aircraft.

The materials used to construct the hangars are unknown, however based on their look, they will most likely have poor debris protection.

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