Far From Home
As reported by local media, an unexpected development has unfolded in a forest near Zamosc, Poland, with the discovery of a Russian missile. The Polish Air Force’s Institute of Technology has identified the object as a Russian CH-55 missile, igniting concerns about the potential overspill from the ongoing Ukraine conflict.
With an impressive range of 1,800 miles and reaching up to 660 mph at low altitudes, the CH-55 missile makes radar detection challenging. This state-of-the-art weapon was discovered miles from Poland’s boundaries with Ukraine, Belarus, and the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, leaving experts confounded about its unlikely location in the Polish forest.
As per Polish broadcaster RMF FM, military insiders believe the cruise missile was launched during a December 2022 air raid on Ukraine orchestrated by Russian aircraft stationed in Belarus. The incident elicited a swift response from NATO aircraft. Although Polish authorities commenced search operations, they were halted due to adverse weather conditions.