Sunday, October 9, 2022

Ukraine Leleka-100 drone helps strike “fat” targets

Soldiers located the Russian artillery battery, helped artillery target it, and then watched as most of it was destroyed.
Two Ukrainian soldiers stared into their laptop screens, set up in the back of their SUV. They were looking at, some 25 miles away, a Russian artillery battery positioned in a tree line. There were at least five heavy guns, trucks that probably carried ammunition and fuel and a counterbattery radar. This is what the Ukrainian military calls a 'fat' target.
Ukraine soldiers had no combat experience before Russia’s invasion. The drone's operators were cameramen for Ukrainian television before the war. “Grilled meat,” one deadpanned as another explosion flashed across his screen.