Ukraine, armed with a fleet of Sukhoi fighter jets on the basis of drones, has pulled up Russia.
The series of lethal weapons of the small alligator will never end.
Some small arms from Ukraine have caused heavy damage to the Russian army.
Kyiv In any war, combat morale and precision-kill are more important than ordinary munitions and weapons stockpiles. Powers like America in Vietnam and Afghanistan were forced to retreat because of this. Russia has also tasted it in Afghanistan. Now Ukraine has also managed to push Russia back despite having very few weapons and less army.
As Ukraine suffocates Russia with its fleet of Sukhoi fighter jets using drones, it will become clear in the near future that the era of small lethal weapons rather than heavy weapons will never end. Some of the weapons that caused heavy damage to the Russian army are:
anti armor weapon spear
The portable anti-armor spear tops the list of demands of the Ukrainian military. The US has sent about 6,000 spears to Ukraine. Which is jointly developed by Lockheed Martin and Raytheon. The Javelin is an anti-tank missile that uses thermal imaging to locate its target. His accuracy is astonishing. Reports indicate that their attacks against Russian tanks are 93 percent successful. Due to this, Moscow was forced to withdraw its tank divisions from some places.
Stinger anti-aircraft missile system
Apart from this, the US has given about 2,000 Stinger anti-aircraft missile systems to Ukraine. Russia has felt the lethal effect of this missile during its attack on Afghanistan. Due to its precise targeting, Russia’s heavy air fleet has not been able to do much damage inside Ukraine. Not only this, the Russian Air Force is also unable to provide air support to the army due to the fear of Stinger missiles.
Switchblade ‘Kamikaze’ Drone
These drones have the ability to wait for a long time before attacking the target. It has two variants – Switchblade 300 and Switchblade 600, which have a length of 1.3 meters. Both can be launched from land, air or sea. But the larger version has a range of 50 miles and can deliver precision strikes with anti-armor warheads.
Neptune Anti-Ship Missile System
The true capability of the Neptune anti-ship missile was revealed on April 13, when it sank the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, the cruiser Moskva, in an attack. The Kremlin falsely claimed that an accidental explosion sank the ship. Yet no one believed Russia’s claims and Neptune immediately became a global sensation. After the sinking of Moscow, many countries became interested in the Neptune missiles.
America’s M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System or HUMERS has become a major weapon of the Ukrainian military at this time. The range of Hummers given to Ukraine is about 50 miles (80 km). It is ahead of its Russian rival Smerch System in every way. Hammers are more accurate for targeting than Russian rockets. M142 Hymers is seven meters long, 2.4 meters wide and 3.2 meters high. It has a top speed of 85 km/h (53 mph) and a top speed of 480 km/h. (298 miles) travels. Hummers give the Ukrainian army the ability to attack Russian forces from greater distances.
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Bayer Qatar TB2 Drone
Flying at an altitude of about 25,000 feet (7,600 m), the Bayraktar TB2 drones have been extremely effective before attacking Russian targets with laser-guided bombs. They are believed to have destroyed many of Russia’s helicopters, naval ships and missile systems. They have also been used to pinpoint the precise locations of Russian fronts for precise artillery strikes.
Ukraine has about 20 such Turkish combat drones. Ukraine made it clear with its precise use that Russia does not have effective control over the skies. The TB2 is 6.5 meters long and half the weight of the American drone ‘Reaper’. It has four laser-guided warheads. Apart from this, the US has recently given 121 ‘Phoenix Ghost Drones’ to Ukraine.
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First Published: 13 September 2022, 11:27 IST