Between March 24 and 29, Russian news sources shared several videos documenting recent strikes with Lancet loitering munitions against Kiev forces in the special military operation zone.
The strikes destroyed or damaged two American-made M777 towed 155 mm howitzer, a Soviet-made 2S3 Akatsiya self-propelled 152 mm howitzer, two American-made M109 self-propelled 155 mm howitzers and what appears to be two Soviet-made T-64 main battle tanks.
The Lancet loitering munition was developed by the ZALA Aero Group, a subsidiary of Russia’s defense giant Kalashnikov Concern. The company produces two versions of the loitering munition, the Izdeliye-52 with an endurance of 40 minutes and a three-kilogram warhead and the larger Izdeliye-51 that has an endurance of an hour and is armed with a warhead weighting five kilograms.
Both versions are equipped with a GLONASS-aided inertial navigation system as well as an electro-optical system that can detect, track and lock on static and moving targets.
According to lostarmour.info, a website that tracks and documents military losses, there have been at least 175 Lancet strikes against Kiev forces since the start of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine. Howitzers and battle tanks were the majority of targets hit by the system.
Recently, the Russian military stepped up the use of the loitering munitions. At least 37 strikes have been documented this month so far.
Ukrainian attempts to stop Lancet loitering munitions with air defense fire, electronic warfare or countermeasures have been mostly unsuccessful.
No Adivka or Bachmut? As long as there is no success there is no victory in this pictures and videos.
Thats a butt hurt comment if ive ever heard one. This is news! War news thats worth reporting. Here you are making a cheap comment. You know those cities you mentioned are surrounded. Yet here you are trying to negate small victories.
You know at this stage of the Russia-USA proxy war in Ukraine it is the U.S. economy and currency that is in deep trouble. Neocon America ambitions are literally disappearing down a Ukrainian plug hole.
Dobrá práca!!! Zdá sa, že sa Ruskí vojaci naučili poriadne svoje remeslo.
Any NATO equipment damaged is basically a kill since Ukrainians have no way to repair them.
We are not Russians having that kind of traditions.
Most things arrives as full packages.
ur right, Ukrainians don’t know how to repair their own tanks well, let alone equipment that is not theirs.
We will win. Our soldiers are cheap and nobody misses them. Time is on our side.
sure, your soldiers are cheap, you throw them away for defending every inch of territory, with the Cocaine Zombie in power, you will win for sure!
The tank looks unaffected.
but not usable. It will be taken off the front lines and repaired. Which means it is no longer a threat in the immediate vicinity! That saves lives and its one less tank to deal with. There is always more damage than you ca see. Ive seen howitzers hit and look totally normal. A little smoke maybe but thats it. But later blow up. These M777 have GPS enabled electronics under the barrels. Also the mechanisms to turn and manipulate the howitzer is destroyed. As for the Tank likely the turret was damaged so it cant turn properly, likely the gun chamber too. Maybe its tracks (hard to see) but these drones usually attack the most vulnerable areas for maximum impact. They are programmed to do so.
You are right. Those pictures dont show much.
Al parecer no perjudica a los tanques.
the most are damages only. at least double the warhead.
Love You Lancet