Ukrainian Night-Vision Technology destroys Russian Forces | The Atlantic
In Ukraine, the lethality balance has shifted from armored weaponry toward anti-armor weapons. Even the most sophisticated armor systems, such as the Russian T-90 series main combat tank, are susceptible. In 2004, our tanks could withstand direct blows from rocket-propelled grenades and continue ahead without even a hiccup. Today, a defending Ukrainian Kyiv or any other city with a Javelin or NLAW would annihilate a tank of comparable capability. According to Ukrainian soldier Jed Zagorodnyuk, the Russians do not empower their forces, and younger soldiers are seldom informed of the purpose of their tasks.
He added that a squad of Russian troops became disoriented in the neighboring woods after a botched night attack on his trench. He returned a sad expression and explained the Ukrainian edge in night-vision equipment when asked what happened to them.
Since February 24, the Ukrainian military has shown the supremacy of an anti-platform-centered mode of combat conclusively. Although the Russian army has modernized under Vladimir Putin, it has never adopted the NATO-favored mission-based command-and-control system. According to Ukrainian soldier Jed Zagorodnyuk, the Russians do not empower their forces, and younger soldiers are seldom informed of the purpose of their tasks.