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⚙️ MLRS and the UK
The Future Artillery Conference this week released new information on the UK's rocket artillery programmes as well as provided more information we can intuit from.

An M270, HIMARS and PULS thread 🧵
#artillery #M270 #PrSM #LPS Image
⚙️ As well as 155mm and 105mm artillery replacement programmes, both considered Close Support Fires, the UK has three funded Deep Fires programmes originating in work for Deep Fires Rocket System, Land Precision Strike and the Weapons Sector Research Framework. Image
⚙️ The first area delivering is re-engineering existing UK M270B1 chassis in three ways to "zero-hour" the fleet life and enable integration of future munitions.

🔴 Overhaul of all automotives
🔵 Entirely new, larger cab
🟢 Overhaul of launch system with new FCS Image
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While identifying use of SMArt 155 in videos is often difficult due to resolution, camera angle and framing one clear indication of their use in #Ukraine are the jettisoned parachutes and ballutes which arrest the submunitions flight. 1/ Image
SMArt 155 is one of two 155mm munitions (the other being BONUS) that contain a pair of submunitions capable of scanning the target area and firing down on targets. Below is a cutaway of the round with the two submunitions inside. 2/ Image
This clip from GWIS (the manufacturer) shows how the ballute and parachute slow the slight of the submunition to allow it to find its target. 3/
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This summary provides an update on the situation in #Bakhmut, as reported by the General Staff.

The fighting in the area has continued, albeit with decreased intensity.

#Ukraine #warzone #militaryoperations #battlefield #conflict #defense Resume: This summary provid...
The AFU has managed to make gradual advances in the suburbs. The enemy has conducted offensives in multiple directions, resulting in 23 skirmishes in the past 24 hours. They have also carried out air strikes and shelling from MLRS.

#combat #UAVattacks #artillerystrikes
The Defense Forces' aviation responded with seven strikes targeting enemy personnel and military equipment. Ukrainian defenders successfully destroyed two Shahed strike UAVs and an Orlan-10 reconnaissance UAV.

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⚡  Big Bear Russ Series ⚡
"Prepared to Checkmate"
🎼#USA,#NATO: Combined #RussianArmedForces have formidable power to fight any foe, toe to toe n more!
S400- Air Defense
BMPT- Terminator
Lancet- Guided Attack Drone.
Underwater...A Quiet Surprise!➡️1 of 8,…
⚡  Big Bear Russ Series ⚡
"Prepared to Checkmate"
🎼#USA,#NATO: The Combined Russian Military Armed Forces,Land:
Hypersonic Cruise Missiles
MLRS- Tornado G
TOS1A- Heavy Flamethrower
TOS1A- Thermobaric
Keeping the Underwater...A Quiet Surprise!➡️2 of 8,
⚡  Big Bear Russ Series ⚡
"Prepared to Checkmate"
🎼#USA,#NATO: Combined Russian Military Armed Forces, Land:
Artillery- MLRS
Nuke-Guided Drop
Combo Power- Army
Keeping the Underwater...A Quiet Surprise!➡️3 of 8, #RussiaUkraineWar
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How to speed up the delivery of artillery shells to Ukraine 1/11
Joint purchasing: The European Union is considering pooling its resources to order and purchase up to one million shells for Ukraine, which is similar to the approach used to secure vaccines early in the Covid-19 pandemic. 2/11
This method encourages arms manufacturers to invest in new production lines now for the standardized products that Ukraine needs desperately. 3/11
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Although they could not enlist, women provided critical support to the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Some, like Margaret Corbin, even distinguished themselves in combat.
Corbin’s time with the Continental Army began as a “camp follower,” a civilian who traveled with the army and attended to the needs of soldiers as cooks and washerwomen. Like many camp followers, she was married to a soldier, John Corbin, who served as an artillerist. @USArmy
In NOV 1776, Margaret and John Corbin were among the Continentals left to garrison Ft. Washington, the last Patriot stronghold on the island of Manhattan. Although confronted by a vastly superior British force, the Continentals fought bravely against impossible odds. #USArmy
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#US Moves Flying #Nuclear Command Post to #Iceland (Home of TID) | March 1, 2023
- The #E6B #Mercury air command post has landed in Iceland to conduct operations in Washington’s #European Command zone…
The #US is preparing a trap for us in #Ukraine for an inevitable “#postponed war” | Feb 28
- #Nuland: seriously discussing with allies.. sending to #Kyiv fifth-generation multipurpose fighter-bombers #F35.… Image
#TikTok-#Nazis. Proxy Of #Ukrainian #Intelligence Directorate Claimed Responsibility For #Bloody PR Operation In #Russia | Mar 2
- all these crimes were committed so that Ukrainian TikTok warriors could film a seconds-long video on the Russian territory. Image
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#PuertoRico #Castles #travelphotography #SanJuan: Castillo San Felipe del Morro / El Morro astonishes. It is a massive triangular fortress draped guarding the harbor. It may be the second largest fortress in the entire New World, second only to nearby Castillo San Cristobal. 1/
2/ #UNESCO El Morro five tiers of wedding cake #ramparts must soar up to 100 feet above the #ocean. The Spanish started construction in 1539. To enter, one crosses a splendid multi-acre lawn on the landward approach they deliberately cleared of all obstacles.
3/ El Morro's original pierced windowless guard towers are named "garitas". (I use "margarita" as a mnemonic...). We also saw many 3' long iguanas: one on the giant exterior lawn and at least 10 more in the dry moat. They love eating the weeds/clovers.
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Another suicide.
A damaged PzH-2000 SPH
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Bakhmut, night hunting.
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The number of weapons that the West has/supplies to Ukraine
How many Western countries have weapons and how many of these weapons were transferred to Ukraine during the 8 months of the war?
#russianinvasion #UkraineRussiaWar #Artillery #atacmsforukraine
2/17 NATO transferred 1.4-3.6% of its heavy weapons systems to Ukraine. The highest percentage is for artillery - about 3.6%.
3/ The need for artillery remains the most acute because Ukraine has minimal stocks of shells for Soviet artillery systems of 122/152mm caliber.
The transition to NATO artillery began in April. And in half a year, Ukraine received about 400 artillery systems of 105/155mm caliber
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Keep your eyes on this one: Finland acquires long-range 155 mm munitions for our #K9Moukari SPGs, which will add "significantly" to the range of the system. #artillery #turpo=#säkpol
Obviously, L/52 guns, base bleed-projectiles, and so forth has meant ranges in general have been growing in recent years for artillery. However, Finland has already picked the low-hanging fruit, including getting the @Nammo 155 mm IM HE-ER (40 km range).…
Apparently this new round has "significantly" more range than 40 km. In 2017 Nammo Lapua said their most important project on the artillery side is a new long-range munition for the K9, and that the other Nordic countries are also planning to place orders.…
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Training ongoing in #Grafenwöhr/#Vilseck, I can hear it 20km away.
Guess the #Ukrainian soldiers are getting #Training on #Artillery and perhaps something else. #UkraineRussiaWar @patriot_singles @LanguageIearner
2.) The #artillery also sounds different than usual, less spacing between shots and it's also louder than usual.
The thing is, U.S. forces usually follow the nightrules here in germany, and it's already midnight here.
To my Knowledge, there has been a big training ooeration -
The past few days, but it was also with Golbemasters and C130's. They haven't been flying for the past 2 days and as far as I'm aware, that has finished, but it's speculation ofcourse.

If I hear more unusal things, I'll continue this thread.
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August 24 seems to have become a black day for #Ukrainian artillery. Not because of events at the front, but on the home front. A missile strike destroyed 3 large workshops of the #Shepetivka repair plant.

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The shops even before the SMO were full of all kinds of #artillery being repaired, and now you can imagine how full they were. I think a couple or three dozen can be crossed out. The exact number we are unlikely to ever know.
#Shepetivka #Ukrainerussiawar
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And the loss of remanufacturing capacity at this level is also a huge blow. The plant is certainly not destroyed, there is still a lot of work to be done.

#Shepetivka #UkraineRussiaWar by SLavyangrad

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This is a very interesting short report that has been posted by @Osinttechnical. There are a few insights on war and #leadership that we might gain from this summary, assuming the account from a 'Russian soldier' is authentic. 1/15 🧵
2/ First, the most lethal thing on the battlefield remains a human. But, the most lethal and effective weapon system on the ground in #Ukraine is artillery. The decline in the amount & use of #artillery since the Cold War must be fixed in western armies.
3/ But, as recent studies (including some really excellent reports from @RUSI_org) have shown, the industrial base for weapon and munitions production has declined. This will need to be redressed quickly.
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Incredible photos of our artillerymen from the Operational Command "West"

Suddenness, firepower and filigree accuracy - qualities inherent in a high-class #artillery unit.
They have already got the 155-mm American #M777 howitzers and are destroying #RussianArmy by liberating #Ukrainian land.

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The recently formed special forces unit of #Azov (their brothers-in-arms heroically hold the defense of #Azovstal in #Mariupol) spent two weeks on a combat mission in one of the hottest areas of the #Zaporizhya direction.
Despite the fact that 🇷🇺 systematically used #aircraft and #artillery, the special forces gave a decent rebuff and occupied new frontiers.
"The guys showed their best side", - the unit commander "Tooth" told our correspondent.
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What #Ukraine needs asap to win the war: heavy #artillery
You might have seen that 🇺🇲 is already helping a lot. This is true. #Ukrainians are thankful a lot. But it’s not enough for 🇺🇦 to protect the whole world from a massive threat to humanity.
Artillery is the “bread and butter” of war. Ukraine’s “main” artillery calibers are 122 and 152 mm. The problem with 152 mm is that #Ukraine DOES NOT produce ammo of this type (all it has is the legacy from the Soviet war machine).
Thus, even though 🇺🇦has 152 mm cannons, it is quickly running out of ammo. Given the intensity of the conflict, it won’t be long before 🇺🇦 doesn’t have any 152 mm ammo left. If that happens, 🇺🇦 forces won’t be able to shoot back, and 🇷🇺artillery will overwhelm them.
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65 Arsenal - a storage base for #artillery and #rocket ammunition built in 1918 in #Balakleya to supply the #RedArmy. After the collapse of the #USSR , the arsenal was handed over to the #Ukrainian Armed Forces. The #Russian Army has taken control of the arsenal.
This is being reported as one of the largest heavy artillery storages in all of #Ukraine
#Russia posting imagery of Enormous quantity of ammunition left behind by retreating #Ukrainian forces at #Balakleya .
I had written about the prepositioning of such stores by #Ukraine much earlier . ImageImageImageImage
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Looks like #western & #Australian analysts are finally waking up to what I've been publicly stating here for the last two weeks .
#Kiev & #Kharkiv are distractions , the real game is in #southeastern #Ukraine .…
In the Southeast sector #Russia has no #logistics problems with supplies getting trucked in via the DPR & LPR .If anything the #Ukrainian forces stuck here have logistics trouble with supply lines stretching to #Lviv nearly 1200km away ,nothing is getting out of #Kiev ,#Kharkiv .
To their credit #Ukrainian forces seem to have Prepositioned significant ammunition , troops & equipment in hardened dispersed storages in the east which they're using to fight on .
Of late #Russians have been Targeting these stores unerringly.
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#LPR troops during the night conducted successful battles against Ukrainian nationalists from several directions inside Severodonetsk and Rubezhnoye, - the Russian Defense Ministry
This is in the same general area as the attached post
#RussiaUkraine #Su25
#RuAF Su-25 in Ukr ...night footage
(Repost...better quality video)
The Russian Defense Ministry will soon provide new information about the work of American biological laboratories in Ukraine and developments in the field of biological weapons.
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How #OSINT and #Geolocation is helping the Russian #WARINUKRAINE by helping Russians #Artillery to adjust fire onto targets in #Ukraine.
As an ex-gunner in the Royal Artillery, I will start by defining artillery as ordnance that is capable of long-range indirect fire at a target too distant to be seen. I.e. does not need line of sight to the target. Which includes Mortars, Artillery shells, Rockets and Missiles.
Artillery needs an observer to be effective, whether that is a person on the ground giving adjustments, or electronic means, such as a drone or the like. The observer adjusts the fire by telling the guns adjust the aim left, right or up and down to hit the target.
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Local media reports that the UAF troops from the territory of Ukraine launched a rocket at #Belgorod, which is a Russian city near the border with Ukr. It was reportedly shot down
Captured UAF Manpad and #NLAW in the #Kiev area ImageImageImageImage
The Rus Army captured a large UAF field camp in the #Kherson region with large quantities of supplies and equipment
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@bsarwary reported about the story behind today's artillery exchange between #PAK border forces and #AFG #Taliban in #Kunar Province.
Earlier, @Natsecjeff and @OSINT_Insider also reported about the heavy fire exchange between Taliban& PAK security forces on Durand Line, in Kunar.
Sources in AFG #Taliban have confirmed to Tribal News that the clash with the #PAK army has been going on since today 4pm.
The PAK army is shelling AFG from its bases in Mohmand&Bajaur while TB are responding to their shelling from Sarkano&Asmar in #Kunar.
#PAK #drones are also seen over border areas of #Kunar Province near the Durand Line, where #Taliban are exchanging #artillery fire with Pakistani military forces.
Below is a video shared by @paykhar allegely showing Taliban's artillery firing towards PAK.
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A beautiful scene that belies the lack of modern High calibre #artilleryguns in the #IndianArmy & serves as a reminder that 21 years after the Field #artillery Rationalization plan was drafed to remedy deficiencies exposed during #Kargil they remain diminished.
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The FARP projection envisaged the acquisition of around 3000 #artillery pieces which were subdivided into 814 truck-mounted guns, 1,580 towed guns, 100 tracked self-propelled guns, 180 wheeled self-propelled guns and 145 ultra-light howitzers.
Some 2819 guns in all.
Out of this projected requirement only the requirement for ULWH ( Ultra light weight howitzers has been addressed with the ongoing acquisition of 145 @BAESystemsInc @MahindraRise M777 155/39 guns.
There is some chatter on an additional 290 gun requirement that remains open.
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