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​The UK Defense Intelligence Says russia is Suffering From a Worsening Shortage of Counter-Battery Radars

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russian 1L261 radar station destroyed during the battles for the Kherson region / Photo credit: Strategic Communications of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
russian 1L261 radar station destroyed during the battles for the Kherson region / Photo credit: Strategic Communications of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

The problem was revealed after General-Major Ivan Popov (being sacked as commander of Russia’s 58th Combined Arms Army (58 CAA) in Ukraine) claimed that one of his key complaints had been about the lack of counter battery provision

That is according to a latest the U.K. Defense Ministry’s Defense Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine.

The UK Defense Intelligence Says russia is Suffering From a Worsening Shortage of Counter-Battery Radars, Defense Express

"Russia is suffering from a worsening shortage of counter-battery radars, especially its modern ZOOPARK-1M. Only a handful of the originally deployed ZOOPARK fleet are likely to remain operational in Ukraine," the update states.

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In the update, the U.K. Defense Ministry explanes, that russian ground forces survivability relies on effectively detecting Ukrainian artillery and striking against it, often with its force’s own artillery while a key component of this approach is counter-battery radars, which allow commanders to rapidly locate enemy gun lines.

According to the update, open-source footage showed another ZOOPARK being destroyed near the 58 CAA’s area in early July 2023.

"The priority Popov apparently gave to this problem highlights the continued centrality of artillery in the war," the U.K. Defense Ministry concludes.

The UK Defense Intelligence Says russia is Suffering From a Worsening Shortage of Counter-Battery Radars, Warriors of the Centre of Special Operations
Warriors of the Centre of Special Operations "A" of the Security Service of Ukraine effectively destroy the russian Zoopark counter-battery radar system - tap the picture to find mor detailes

As Defense Express reported, that the UK Defense Intelligence Said russia Has Lost at Least Six Zoopark-1M Counter-Battery Radars With a Little Chance to Restore Them. We also wrote that the UK Defense Intelligence Said russia’s Military Leadership were Facing an Increasing Problems.

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