Ukraine is working to reconcile the challenges posed by its varied collection of Western artillery equipment and ammunition. Lt. Col. Yurii Patskan, an officer in Ukraine’s Main Directorate of Rocket Forces and Field Artillery, highlighted the importance of ensuring compatibility between guns and shells from different countries. To address this, Ukraine has set up a testing range to gather data and enhance precision. Moreover, Ukraine faces challenges from Russian counter-battery fire and drones, leading to the exploration of anti-drone technologies.
- Ukraine has received a mix of Western artillery, and differences in shell specifications across countries have raised compatibility issues.
- A testing range, manned by various specialists, has been established in Ukraine to collect data on these discrepancies and determine how shells from one country perform when fired from another’s howitzer.
- Ukrainian artillery units face threats from Russian counter-battery fire, with rapid responses noted in certain frontline sections.
- Russian Lancet loitering munitions, which are relatively cheap, pose threats to Ukrainian howitzers, which can cost millions. Ukraine is resorting to nets to intercept these drones.
- Western nations, including Britain and France, are observing the situation in Ukraine to gain insights and prepare for future warfare where digital and electronic capabilities could be compromised.