First of its kinds in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, these units protect Ukrainian cities and hunt enemy drones.

Ukrainian command responded to the increased danger of Russian drones targeting Ukrainian infrastructure and is forming a completely new type of air defense formations – Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun units. These new units are designed to combat Russian kamikaze drones and are also known as drone hunters. In total, eight battalions, one regiment and one brigade have been created. All units are separate and part of Ukrainian Ground Force.

13th Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun Battalion

A7097 | Formed on the basis of 13th Separate Rifle Battalion.

632nd Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun Battalion

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633rd Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun Brigade

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634th Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun Battalion

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635th Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun Battalion

639th Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun Battalion

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640th Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun Regiment

641st Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun Regiment

644th Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun Battalion

A4923

650th Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun Battalion

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The newly formed units consist mostly of wounded and disabled military personnel, who wished to return to the active service but were unable to perform combat missions on the front. Thanks to our contributor zhutatko for the heads-up.

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