Azerbaijan Ministry of Defense announced that on July 16 in the morning, the units of the armed forces of Armenia, using the tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) “X-55”, attempted to carry out a reconnaissance flight over the positions of the units of Azerbaijan Army in the direction of the Tovuz district of the Azerbaijan-Armenia state border.
Azerbaijan MoD also stated that due to the vigilance of the units, the enemy’s UAV was immediately detected and destroyed.
In 2018, Azerbaijan downed X-55 UAV of Armenia in the Karabakh region.
UAVs are actively used in the ongoing conflicts between the two sides. In addition to reconnaissance flights, UAVs in the region are also used as “kamikaze” drones for attack missions.
The tests of the X-55, which has an internal combustion engine, began in April 2014. The UAV is known to have a wingspan of 2.62 meters, s a maximum take-off weight of 50 kg, and can reach a maximum speed of 130 km/h.