The Russian military had destroyed two counter-battery radars of Kiev forces which were supplied by the US, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced on July 30.
The first radar, an AN/TPQ-36A, was destroyed near the settlement of Nikiforovka in Donetsk, while the second one, an AN/TPQ-37, was destroyed in the outskirts of the settlement of Novovontsovka in Kherson. The MoD didn’t provide any details on how the radars were destroyed.
The two radars were both developed to detect and track hostile mortars, artillery shells and rockets. The radars can also detect the source of fire.
The AN/TPQ-36A can detect an artillery shell from 18 kilometers and a rocket from 24 kilometers, while the AN/TPQ-37 can detect an artillery shell from 30 kilometers and a rocket from up to 50 kilometers.
The US supplied Kiev forces with dozens of counter-battery radars after the 2014 conflict. Since the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, more radars were supplied by the US and other Western states. Many of these radars have been already destroyed by the Russian military and its allies.
Ukraine’s allies have been working to boost its fire power for a few months now, but to no avail. More than two hundred howitzers were supplied. However, Kiev forces are still outgunned by the Russian military.
According to the most recent briefing by the Russian MoD, Ukraine has lost at least 772 multiple launch rocket systems and 3,217 howitzers, field guns and mortar cannons since the start of the Russian special military operation.