Ukraine's forces create long-range firepower, preventing Russia from conducting counter-battery operations
With the help of Western missile and artillery systems, which have new software products and an automated fire control system, the Ukrainian Army have created a super-powerful long-range fire fist
Brigadier General Serhiy Baranov, Chief of the Missile and Artillery and Unmanned Systems Directorate of Ukraine's General Staff, said.
He emphasized that the most important factors in the success of modern artillery are automatization, the latest digital developments for artillery reconnaissance and automated fire control systems, and counter-battery capabilities. The Ukrainian Armed Forces detect Russian artillery and are able to destroy it before Russia is ready to attack Ukrainian positions.
"Thanks to Western high-precision missile and artillery systems, we have combined and created a long-range "fire fist" that hits so hard that the enemy is no longer able to conduct effective counter-battery combat with us," Baranov emphasized.
He noted that the success of Western artillery is due to the training of personnel, the use of new software products and the introduction of an automated fire control system.
Currently, missile forces and artillery of the Ukrainian Armed Forces account for the majority, up to 90%, of fire damage to Russian forces and equipment.
"We are mastering Western artillery systems many times faster than NATO standards," Baranov emphasized.
The Danish government has allocated DKK 100 million (EUR 13.4 million) for a joint European procurement of 155-mm artillery shells for Ukraine, which are expected to be delivered in 2024 as part of the European Defense Agency.