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Russia suffers from a shortage of counter-battery radars

Jul 17, 2023

The Russian occupiers involved in the war against Ukraine are suffering from a shortage of counter-battery radars.

This was reported by the British Ministry of Defense on Twitter.


It is noted that after being dismissed from the post of commander of the 58th Combined Arms Army of Russia in the Zaporizhzhia direction, Major General Ivan Popov claimed that one of his main complaints was the lack of counter-battery combat.

“Russian ground forces survivability relies on effectively detecting Ukrainian artillery and striking against it, often with its force’s own artillery. A key component of this approach is counter-battery radars, which allow commanders to rapidly locate enemy gun lines," British intelligence said.

The Ministry of Defense added that Russia is suffering from a growing shortage of counter-battery radars, especially modern Zoopark-1M radars. Only a small portion of the deployed Zoopark fleet is likely to remain operational in Ukraine.

According to open-source video, in early July 2023, another Zoopark was destroyed in the area of the 58th Army of the Russian Federation.

"The priority Popov apparently gave to this problem highlights the continued centrality of artillery in the war," the UK added.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 17/07/2023

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