Amidst the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia, a recent revelation by Ukraine’s Main Intelligence Directorate has shed light on critical vulnerabilities within Russia’s aviation sector.

The intelligence agency reportedly conducted a complex cyber operation targeting Moscow’s Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviation), acquiring a trove of classified official documents related to civil aviation in Russia.

These documents offer a troubling narrative of systemic issues plaguing Russia’s aviation industry, posing serious risks to aviation safety and operation.

Ukrainian Cyber Operation Reveals Alarming Statistics

The obtained documents from the Federal Air Transport Agency paint a grim picture of Russia’s aviation landscape.

According to the Ukrainian intelligence agency, a staggering 150 cases of aircraft technical malfunctions were recorded within the first nine months of 2023.