To date, missile and artillery units inflict about 90% of fire damage to the Russian invaders. So far, it has been possible to create a "death net" allowing to destroy the aggressor effectively.
Colonel Serhiy Baranov, acting head of the Main Department of Combat Strike Systems of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, said this at the briefing "Transformation of Missile Troops and Artillery of the Armed Forces of Ukraine", an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
"To date, about 90% of fire damage to the Russian invaders accounts for missile and artillery units. Times change, weapons, people, ways and methods of armed fight change, and if we want to bring our victory closer, we must constantly adapt, invent new ways and methods of fire damage, improve our weapons, our ammunition, skills and capacities. And in this way, we will be able to bring our victory closer. To date, the missile and artillery forces have managed to create a ‘death net’ – this is when reconnaissance means work very closely and effectively together with fire damage means," Baranov said.
He added that the defense forces use the concept of long-range fire damage and, upon detecting the enemy in the depth of the defense, launch a strike.
At the same time, he noted that the artillery of the Defense Forces is not always modern, Ukrainian defenders have to use old models of weapons, but due to the training of the personnel and the use of new products, the introduction of an automated fire control system, it was possible to reduce the time units stay in the areas of firing positions. It was also possible to improve the conduct of reconnaissance with the help of new technical means and, accordingly, to reduce the reaction time, increase the accuracy of fire, the accuracy of determining the location of systems, which allows adequately responding to all the challenges of the enemy.
According to the Colonel, the missile and artillery forces are transformed in several directions.
"The missile and artillery forces are transformed in several directions. First of all, this is the development of weapons. Second, the development of control systems, and then there is a change in the training system and approaches to it," Baranov emphasized.
He added that the defenders are trained by instructors who have combat experience and know what front-line personnel needs.