OPINION - Tech & Science Daily podcast: Drones ‘blow up’ Russian spy plane in Belarus


Anti-government activists in Belarus claim their bomb-equipped drones damaged a high-tech Russian military surveillance aircraft in an airfield sabotage attack near the capital Minsk.

Neither Russia nor Belarus has confirmed the incident or damage to the spy plane, a Beriev A-50 reportedly worth around £274 million.

Responsibility has been claimed by Bypol, whose members include of former security officers resisting the Lukashenko regime, who say the plane’s radar antenna and avionics systems, along with its front and middle sections, were hit on Sunday.

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