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Ukrainian Warriors Showcased a Paired Installation For the Stugna-P on an HMMWV

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Open source illustrative photo
Open source illustrative photo

The question remains open: is this already a serial development that has been deployed to the troops, or is it just an improvisation by the Ukrainian military?

The Stugna anti-tank missile system continues to be an effective tool of the Ukrainian military in the war with the russian occupation forces.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine published photos taken by the press service of the 1st Special Purpose Brigade named after Ivan Bohun. The photo shows how the fighters of this brigade are engaging the enemy, using the Stugna-P anti-tank guided missile (ATGM).

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Stugna-P ATGM on the HMMWV armored vehicle, Defense Express
Stugna-P ATGM on the HMMWV armored vehicle / Foto credit: the 1st Special Purpose Brigade named after Ivan Bohun

Also in the photo, Ukrainian defenders are displaying a paired launcher setup for the Stugna-P ATGM, mounted on a modified HMMWV armored vehicle for the first time. The photos indicate that a single control panel is used to operate firing from both launchers. However, it is not yet known whether this is a serial development or just a "field adaptation."

Stugna-P ATGM on the HMMWV armored vehicle, Defense Express
Stugna-P ATGM on the HMMWV armored vehicle / Foto credit: the 1st Special Purpose Brigade named after Ivan Bohun

It is worth noting that the screen on the control panel displays a color image, which is an undeniable innovation for the Stugna ATGM. It's quite probable that the photo features the Amulet launcher, the first presentation of which took place during the 'Arms and Security-2021' exhibition. Back then, it was announced that this launcher could be used with two types of guided missiles – RK-2C and RK-2M.

The 'Amulet' missile system, Defense Express
The 'Amulet' missile system is on display at the KB "Luch" stand at the 'Arms and Security-2021' exhibition

Remind that the Stugna-P ATGM can engage targets up to 5000 meters away. Furthermore, this system holds a crucial conceptual advantage over the Russian Kornet ATGM due to the ability to control firing from a remote console.

Another significant advantage of the Stugna is that even in the event of sudden operator maneuvering, the missile retains control and continues its flight to destroy the target, demonstrating a truly unique capability of the domestic ATGM.

In addition, it is worth mentioning that two types of guided missiles can be used for firing from the Stugna-P system: RK-2S with tandem cumulative warhead and RK-2OF with high-explosive fragmentation warhead.

Stugna-P ATGM on the HMMWV armored vehicle, Defense Express
Stugna-P ATGM on the HMMWV armored vehicle / Foto credit: the 1st Special Purpose Brigade named after Ivan Bohun

The Ukrainian-made Stugna-P anti-tank missiles are actively used in the Ukraine-russia war. Defense Express earlier detailed the capabilities of this anti-tank weapon and compared it to an FGM-148 Javelin of the US manufacture.

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