Ukraine - Russia Invasion conflict

As written on en.topwar.ru, the shortage of artillery is forcing the Ukrainian army to re-use old guns that had already been withdrawn from service in the armies of other countries. Among these ‘’museum pieces’’ are howitzers dating back to the Soviet Union era immediately after the Great Patriotic War 1941-45).

All-Russian Research Institute "Signal", the developer of the robotic (optionally-manned) demining system called "Prokhod-1", confirmed the use of its system by the Russian army during the war in Ukraine. Vladimir Pimenov, General Director of Signal, comments on this use, reported on en.topwar.ru.

MOSCOW, August 3. /TASS-DEFENSE/. Russian troops continue using precision-guided weapons against military facilities of the Ukrainian army. However, Russian precision-guided weapons are no longer capable of changing the course of the special military operation in Ukraine. Long-range artillery and air defense missile systems, satellite reconnaissance data should be used more actively, military expert Oleg Falichev writes in the Independent Military Review.

What can Ukraine do facing Russia’s might in the field of artillery? What towed guns and self-propelled howitzers does each army operate? A tweet posted on July 17 by Shashank Joshi provides a very interesting chart comparing both arsenals. To make it short, Ukraine is believed to have about 1,000 howitzers and 200 MLRS, both shooting a total of about 4,000-5,000 rounds a day, while Russia is believed to have about 3,000 howitzers and 1,300 MLRS, both shooting between 20,000 and 50,000 rounds a day. Needless to say that the following figures are impossible to check or update, as it is generally the case with OSINT (Open-Source Intelligence).

According to open source information, since the beginning of the war on February 24, 2022, dozens of Russian combat vehicles were reportedly captured by Ukrainian troops including main battle tanks, IFVs (Infantry Fighting Vehicles), and APCs (Armored Personnel Carrier) vehicles. They have been repaired and are now used in combat operations against Russian forces. In this article, we describe the list of Russian combat vehicles that are now used by the Ukrainian army.

The Army Recognition editorial team explains what is the ACSV (Armored Combat Support Vehicle) that Canada will provide to Ukraine. Last week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will deliver 39 ACSV 8x8 armored vehicles to Ukraine. The first vehicles were to be delivered to the Canadian army, but those will be delivered this summer to the Ukrainian army

Citing information published by the Russian press agency TASS on July 8, 2022, the Russian air defense systems deployed in the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) have been effectively covering the airspace in their area of responsibility. Batteries of Tor-M2 (NATO reporting name: SA-15 Gauntlet) air defense missile systems are playing an important role in intercepting adversary unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), aircraft, and helicopters both in the daytime and at night. 

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