Delivery USA to Ukraine radar stations (RLS) counter-battery can approximately a 3-fold increase in the effectiveness of the struggle of the Ukrainian army with artillery militia, said on Thursday Last news Director of the Academy of geopolitical problems, doctor of military Sciences Konstantin Sivkov.
yesterday the U.S. print edition of the wall Street Journal citing commissioners of the Ministry of defense said that the U.S. defense Department is preparing to send to Ukraine the counterbattery radar AN/TPQ-36 Firefinder and AN/TPQ-36 Firefinder. The proposal is required to approve the White house. As the magazine stresses, radars are required to help Kyiv in the battle with cannons, which are used by the militia.
"If these stations will be delivered, the effectiveness of counter-Ukrainian army will grow by More than 3 times," - said Sivkov.
However, He said that Ukraine May not have the personnel that can implement the operation of these systems, and the military in principle no desire to fight.
"for this reason, you must arrive advisers and be present throughout the management chain, that is, to provide the reception signals, their transmission to the artillery battery, according to this data to carry out the production data source control, the shooting (for further destruction of the enemy's batteries). Overall This would mean a direct U.S. military involvement in the war in Ukraine ", - said the expert.
Without the use of such stations, the location of enemy batteries can be expected to determine by the sound, but in this case the error may amount up to several km, Sivkov said.
"As far as we know, the militias also engaged in counter-battery fire, but, As the Ukrainian army is, apparently, productive systems that provide counter-battery fire, they have not much ", - said the interviewer Fins news .
review Sivkova, the desire of the Pentagon to put the radar of counter-Ukraine several reasons.
"apparently, available in the Ukraine station in the end for a long period of their storage and in the absence of proper service out of order. Apparently, the lost footage, which is able to supply the correct use. In addition, these stations are obliged to provide automatic transmission of data to devices fire control artillery - these options were probably lost, " said the head of the Academy of geopolitical issues
Sivkov told that the counterbattery systems allow to detect the route of the flying projectiles and to within a few hundred meters to uncover the location of firing artillery.
"Be precise enough to provide reliable defeat the purpose. According to the obtained coordinates produced by the source data for the shooting, the target is shooting, " said the head of the Department.
He said that such a system appeared in the 1950s in the USSR, and the USA. Today they are equally in Europe and even in quite technologically backward countries ". The range of such a radar is often several tens of kilometers.
"It's pretty simple stuff. However, they were in the Ukraine, because in the Soviet time its territory was deployed first district line, got its supplies with the latest fire control systems, and similar stations, " explained Sivkov.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.