How Western anti-tank missiles will force Russia to change tactics

How Western anti-tank missiles will force Russia to change tactics

“Saint Javelin”: the American anti-tank missile, an FGM-148 manufactured by Lockheed Martin and Raytheon whose portrait we drew some time ago, has become a mythical figure for the Ukrainian army.

There is reason: according to the real-time counts of Oryx, a specialist in Osint (open source intelligence), the Russian army would have lost a whopping 1,380 vehicles in the first weeks of the war, including 233 of these precious tanks on which Moscow’s brute force strategy seemed to rest largely.

The United States announced on March 16 that it would redouble its efforts to supply arms to Ukraine, with in particular and among many other things the granting of 9,000 new anti-tank missiles.

Other nations in support of the assaulted country are also stepping up their efforts to get these things into the hands of all combatants. ), Germany got rid of 1,000 anti-tank missiles, Sweden 5,000 and Norway 2,000.

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A profusion as it has rarely been seen on a battlefield, analyze the experts. And a bad one for Russia, which will have to completely revise its plans – and possibly toughen up its action – if it wants to stop its human hemorrhage and the material hecatomb and regain some initiative.

Because the dozens of videos of tank attacks, alone or in convoys, distilled by the Ukrainian forces on social networks, often show the same images.

Vehicles a little lost on the asphalt roads of Ukraine, like in Brovary in the north of kyiv, without any support from any infantry; easy targets that…

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