Sources of the Russian Wagner PMC shared another video showing the successful attack of the Russian Lancet Loitering Munition Against the foreign military equipment used by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
This time, the target of the Russian Lancet was the Polish-made 155-mm self-propelled howitzer AHS Krab.
Formally, the AHS Krab was developed in Poland and produced completely by local industry. However, it turned out that some of its main components are of foreign origin. For example, at the end of 2014, a contract was signed with the South Korean company Samsung Techwin for the supply of ready-made chassis from the K9 Thunder ACS and the their subsequent licensed production in Poland.
Poland tried to promote its Krabs on the international market, but no foreign army was interested to buy it. Ukraine became their first foreign user.
According to Polish sources, in late October, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov claimed that Poland had already transferred three divisions of 155 mm/52 Krab self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine, that is, a total of 54 installations. The first howitzers were reportedly deployed in Ukraine back in May.
The high technical and combat potential makes the Crab a priority target for Russian forces. The Russian military has all the necessary means to detect and destroy such targets in parking lots, on the march or in firing positions.
The Russian military has been using the Lancet and other types of loitering munitions against the enemy forces and their advanced military equipment since February with much success. In the last few weeks, the use of these munitions was significantly expanded.
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