Invaders spend precision ammunition on Ukrainian weapon mock-ups
The Russian military is spending expensive precision weapons to strike Ukrainian radar mock-ups.
This was reported by the press service of Metinvest, the manufacturer of mock-up weapons.
The invaders struck at the dummy of the Ukrainian P-18 Malakhit radar, which was placed in the deep rear in the Donetsk direction.
In one of their propaganda videos, they reported the successful defeat of a very valuable Ukrainian combat unit, which, however, turned out to be a mock-up.
The impact point was geolocated in the Dnipropetrovsk region, on the eastern outskirts of the village of Novopetrivka, on the border with the Donetsk region.
The position is 55 kilometers from the line of contact.
According to the company, 250 similar mock-ups of artillery installations and radar were transferred to the Defense Forces as part of the Steel Front initiative.
The models are made of a metal frame and wooden panels, often mounted on a wheeled chassis. It is known that in radar layouts, the antenna spins, imitating the operation of a real station.
Located along the entire front line, well-camouflaged mock-ups allow Russian aerial reconnaissance units that are guiding missile and artillery strikes to be misleading.
Moreover, the high quality of performance does not make it possible to recognize a false target, even for operators of barrage drones of the Lancet type, who come very close to it.
Such objects perform two important tasks simultaneously: distract enemy attacks and thereby reduce the enemy’s fire potential, as well as save the lives of the Ukrainian military.
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