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These jammers against IED´s are broadly used on armored vehicles, even on trucks.

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Portable Anti-Drone systems such as this one are apperaring


The American newspaper "The Wall Street Journal" in the material Dion Nissenbaum and Warren P. Strobe "Moscow, Tehran Advance Plans for Iranian-Designed Drone Facility in Russia. The two countries are deepening a military partnership that has alarmed the West" ("Moscow and Tehran is moving ahead with plans to set up a plant to produce Iranian-designed unmanned aerial vehicles in Russia. The two countries are deepening a military partnership that is increasingly worrying to the West") reports on a joint Russian-Iranian project to build a plant for the production of unmanned aerial vehicles in Yelabuga, Tatarstan and loitering ammunition of Iranian development.

Moscow and Tehran are advancing on plans to build a new factory in Russia that could manufacture at least 6,000 Iranian-designed drones for the war in Ukraine, officials from the U.S.-linked country said, signaling deepening cooperation between the two countries. .
As part of the emerging military alliance, a high-ranking Iranian delegation flew to Russia in early January to visit a planned site for the plant and
work out the details of launching the project. Both countries are aiming to develop a faster drone that could create new challenges for Ukraine's air defenses, officials said.

Tehran has already provided hundreds of drones to Moscow, with which it has used to strike military and civilian targets in Ukraine, US officials said. And the Biden administration has warned that Russia and Iran are developing a "full-fledged defense partnership."

The White House said Moscow has been training Iranian pilots to fly Russian jet fighters, which it intends to deliver to Tehran by the end of the year.

In December, the White House warned that Moscow and Tehran were considering setting up a joint production line to produce drones in Russia.

Now, from a country allied with the United States, talks have turned into concrete plans, officials say, with a January 5 visit [by an Iranian delegation] to the Russian city of Yelabuga, about 600 miles east of Moscow. The Iranians visited a vacant site where the leaders of the two countries are planning to build a new plant that will be able to produce at least 6,000 drones in the coming years.

Officials said the Iranian delegation was led by Brigadier General Abdollah Mehrabi, head of the Jihad Research and Self-Sustainment Organization of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force, and Ghasem Damavandyan, executive director of Iran's Qods Aviation Industries, a key defense manufacturer that the US believes plays a central role in role in the development and production of drones in Iran.

Russian and Iranian officials did not respond to requests for comment.

So far, Iran has supplied Russia mainly with so-called Shahed-136 kamikaze [loitering munitions] drones containing a small explosive charge that detonates when the drone hits a target, according to US and Ukrainian officials.

Russia has used these drones to strike Ukraine's power grid in an attempt to disable the country's power and electricity supply during the cold winter and sap morale. After some time, Ukraine's air defense managed to largely neutralize the threat of drones. The Shahed-136 is a slow and noisy drone with a propeller engine, making it relatively easy to spot and shoot down. Ukraine has shot down more than 540 drones since they began appearing in the country's skies last fall, according to the Ukrainian Air Force.

Now, officials say, Iran is working with Russia to develop an upgrade to the Shahed-136 that is expected to include a new engine so it can fly faster and farther. The new plant [in Yelabuga] will produce this upgraded drone. This could create new problems for Ukraine and other countries that could become targets for these drones.

Earthworks at the plant have not yet begun, so this production line is not expected to have an immediate impact on the balance of power in Ukraine, where there are signs of Russian intentions to launch a new offensive in the coming weeks.

The drone factory is part of a $1 billion deal between Russia and Iran, officials said. Moscow has provided Iran with weapons captured from the battlefield in Ukraine, which they are trying to replicate, officials said.

The US warned that Iran had also agreed to supply ballistic missiles to Moscow. So far, however, according to US officials and their allies, there is no indication that Tehran has sent such missiles to Russia.

Russia and Iran continue to develop closer ties in various areas. The two countries recently connected their interbank payment messaging systems, paving the way for all Iranian banks to transact with Russian lenders. Both countries face strict international sanctions against their banking industries.

Coincidentally, on January 6, the day after Iranian officials flew to Russia to negotiate a drone factory, the US imposed economic sanctions on Damavandyan.
This head of the Iranian aviation industry is accused by America of overseeing Iran's supply of drones to Russia and training Russian forces in the handling of these weapons. The US imposed economic sanctions on Brigadier General Mehrabi in 2021 when America accused the Iranian military leader of directing the production and procurement of special engines for Iran's fleet of drones.

A colleague of imp_navigator in the material "6000 drones" about this publication says:

The Wall Street Journal writes that in early January, an Iranian delegation visited Russian Yelabuga at the site where they will build a new joint venture for the production of UAVs with an indicated production volume of 6,000 drones (but it is not clear how long). including they write that allegedly they will be producing a new, faster version of kamikaze drones, which is now being developed by Iran and Russia.

The composition of the Iranian delegation is interesting, which, again, according to information from The Wall Street Journal, visited Yelabuga in January on the site for the construction of a Russian plant. Firstly, if the head of the Organization for Jihad Research and Self-Sufficiency of the Aerospace Forces of the IRGC really came, then this once again indicates a very high level of trust between the parties, since this person directly oversees many key developments not only in the field of UAVs, but also Iranian ballistic and cruise missiles. Secondly, if there was an executive director of Qods Aviation Industries, then it is probably not only about kamikaze drones .. Qods Aviation Industries is the developer and manufacturer of Mohajer drones.


MOSCOW, February 7 - RIA Novosti. Last year, enterprises of the Russian defense complex increased the production of Krasnopol guided artillery shells by several times, which should become one of the means of effectively destroying Western tanks, a source told RIA Novosti.

"The high accuracy of the Krasnopol shells makes it possible to hit single small-sized enemy targets, including mobile ones, such as tanks, which has been repeatedly proven in combat conditions in practice. In particular, these shells can be successfully used to destroy NATO Abrams and Leopard tanks, which should be delivered to Ukraine," the source said.

According to him, this year the rate of production of such shells will continue to grow.
Guided artillery shells "Krasnopol" caliber 152 mm have a semi-active laser homing head and are aimed at a laser beam reflected from the target. Correction of the trajectory when the projectile approaches the target is carried out by aerodynamic rudders.

"Krasnopol" allows you to achieve a direct hit on the object, the deviation from the aiming line does not exceed two meters. The maximum firing range is up to 25 kilometers.
During the special operation in Ukraine, Russian troops use a reconnaissance and fire circuit - a howitzer with a Krasnopol projectile and a drone with a laser rangefinder-target designator that flies in the target area. The variant with target illumination by a ground-based laser designator was also used more than once.


Izhevsk plant "Kupol" improved the "Tor" air defense system to combat HIMARS shells
"Tor" is designed to cover the first echelons of land formations

TASS, 8 February. The Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant Kupol (IEMZ Kupol, part of the Almaz-Antey concern) has finalized the Tor anti-aircraft missile system (SAM), which increased its effectiveness in combating shells fired from HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems This was announced by Ilya Rykov, Deputy Chief Designer for Repair and Modernization.

"Those goals for which we started working, which we had not met before, [for which] there was no possibility of working out - these are the well-known HIMARS. We have encountered them, we can fight them. <...> Certain improvements have been made, now work is proceeding more efficiently with these goals," he said on Wednesday on the air of the Zvezda TV channel.

"Tor" - a short-range air defense system designed to cover the first echelons of ground formations from attacks by anti-radar and cruise missiles, gliding bombs, aircraft, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles, including those combined into a swarm. The air defense system is capable of controlling the designated airspace itself and independently shooting down all air targets that are not identified by the "friend or foe" system. It consists of 16 vertical-launch anti-aircraft missiles with a range of up to 12 km and an altitude range of up to 10 km. The upgraded radar of the complex is capable of detecting aircraft created using radar signature reduction technology.

One of the latest modifications of the complex - the Tor-M2U air defense system - can detect and track over 40 targets, as well as simultaneously fire up to four of them, firing four missiles in sequence. The latest version of the air defense system is Tor-M2KM. Also, the complex exists in the arctic version "Tor-M2DT" based on the two-link tracked transporter DT-30.


Russia develops new 'chameleon' camouflage to make soldiers 'invisible', 02.06.2023.

A new camouflage set is being developed in Russia, promising to make its soldiers invisible even to thermal imaging sights.

In addition, camouflage will allow soldiers to get confused in the terrain unnoticed, Vladimir Kormushin, general director of the manufacturer Kirasa, told Sputnik.

"We strive to provide fighters with camouflage that can make them literally invisible to the enemy. Today, we have the task of protecting the military in various wavelength ranges, including in thermal imaging [...]", he explains.

In addition, the director stated that the production of camouflage is possible thanks to the emergence of new materials.

According to him, the new camouflage set will provide "invisibility" to a soldier thanks to special fabrics and paints.

"The goal is to create a uniform that will make the combatant invisible against an ever-changing external background [... The camouflage must change like a chameleon, " he explained.
 

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Well its more simple than you think Poland is getting a shitload of equipment and even a few days ago went to order more HIMARs and Polands prime minister made some war rhetoric speeches this past week about saving Europe, also those troops outside the borders could be used later because the less ukrainians there are(AFU dragging civilians) the less casualties there will be for russian troops to plan there charges because Wagner is expandable thus doing the dirty work pushing the huge column of AFU units back.
This is hardly an explanation on why Russia failed to take Kyiv and had to retreat back into Belarus and Russia. Even if I were to believe this dumb argument, then Russia will never be able to do anothe Kyiv/Kharkiv because the Polish will continue to arm and Russia will never be able to secure its own land while trying to go 2nd time towards Kyiv with lesser equipped and badly trained conscripts.

300k Russian troops were used in the 1st 2 months and 80K was left afterwards in the operation to create a room of negotiations with the west which we know didnt work out later and might take longer than expected which was the reason 300k+ was mobilized

Just to be clear here, I never expect hard core Russian war supporters to think logically. If anything the reason why there 80K RF troops left in Ukraine by April is none other than combat attrition....of it's very creme de la creme

Some of the known wiped out/ severely degraded Russian units include:


Which again turns the argument below into a complete horsesh^t


which was the reason 300k+ was mobilized because Ukraine kept getting armed and Poland keeps getting a shitload of equipment so it would make some sense to call for a mobilization

.by saying Russian aircrafts are barely involved in SEAD and I make a simple response saying drones, cruise missiles and artillery helps meet the same objectives striking strategic locations and units.
They're not
 
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This is hardly an explanation on why Russia failed to take Kyiv and had to retreat back into Belarus and Russia. Even if I were to believe this dumb argument, then Russia will never be able to do anothe Kyiv/Kharkiv because the Polish will continue to arm and Russia will never be able to secure its own land while trying to go 2nd time towards Kyiv with lesser equipped and badly trained conscripts.
how is it dumb if anyone here with more than two braincells knows that Wagner is expandable and are the ones as of now pushing the AFU units back? I find it cute, funny and sad that no one wants to acknowledge this map https://militaryland.net/maps/deployment-map/ which shows what amount of forces are where, yet I dont follow why you are still huffing and puffing that Russians dont have a shitload of troops outside their borders without looking at the map to see the placement of the 4 Xs on the map . Even western media is saying shit like 500k russian troops with 1.8k tanks outside Ukraines border. Despite ammunition depletion NATO is still a formidable opponent and when Ukrainians get pushed back to Kyiv by Wagner Russia can make the decicions of withdrawing like 100k-200k for an offensive from Belarus to Russia while 100k or 200k to assist Wagner from the other direction where at this point the City will face encirclement to get carpet bombed as well for all I care.

Just to be clear here, I never expect hard core Russian war supporters to think logically. If anything the reason why there 80K RF troops left in Ukraine by April is none other than combat attrition....of it's very creme de la creme

Some of the known wiped out/ severely degraded Russian units include:


Which again turns the argument below into a complete horsesh^t
Come on dude not even Oryx stated we wiped out 220k of the 300k and earliest sources gave what amount of troops started the operation in February 2022. Most of the units you are including here are not even in the frontlines like the 1st tank army, etc.

They're not
stop looking at my posts with blind folds on or tell me what makes air strike explosions more special from drone strikes or artillery explosions. :ROFLMAO: To me eating slow or fast doesn't matter because the food gets in the same way to my stomach.
 

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I assure you that if the Russian troops did the same kind of work that Wagner has been doing they might have the same amount of casaulties as Wagner hence which is why convicts are getting killed more than their own units in the front lines like the DPR that have a reason for this war. I would rather use my troops that have a pathway(from Wagner) cleared to be immediately attacking kyiv than go waste my troops(without Wagner) trying to make the pathway than attack Kyiv. I would also rather have Wagner for example take out 100k units than 50k units in Bakhmut at Kyiv leaving 100k AFU units in Kyiv than having more russian soldiers get killed trying to take out 200k AFU units in Kyiv instead of 100k AFU units. I would rather waste time starving and freezing the population in Kyiv than not doing it at all which could have gave more problems for my units if adversary units didnt suffer from any conditions at all. I hate how I make things way more simple than they actually are and already gave 3 reasons without much thought into it of why Russia would prefer less casaulties than more casualties. If russians wanted more casaulties to their units than less casaulties than I will agree with you.

B-b-but my wunderwaffle weapons packages. The problem is what is game changing? There were a bunch of M777s that got destroyed by krasnopol shells on tweets so it must be 1. not enough Excalibur shells that outrange krasnopol shells for Ukraine, 2. not enough drones for Ukraine, 3, Russian EW is effective against Ukrainian drones. So instead drone production increase with Krasnopol shells getting produced by several times the amount than normal. And say Ukraine does find a solution to this problem with 100,000 excalibur shells with 100,000 drones, the next problem would be If russia decides to start producing 2 stage Hermes MLRS systens with helicopters that can identify tanks 100kms away. Hell, they have not even decided yet on sending aircrafts to Ukraine yet we don't know if Meteor outranges the K-77M-PD that was test fired back a few years let alone what metoer range sources we look at. Or how current aircrafts operate against a modern IADS.
 

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The number of Shahed drones shot down in the evening

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Mobile groups hunt Shaheeds

The Russians launched loitering ammunition from the eastern coast of the Sea of Azov.

On Friday evening, the Ukrainian military destroyed 20 Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 strike drones, which were launched by Russian aggressors. This was reported by the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the morning of Saturday, February 11.



The aggressor is unlikely to be able to attack widely until the end of February
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The main goal of the Russian troops remains to achieve at least some tactical success in the east of Ukraine, according to intelligence.

Russia does not have sufficient resources to launch a large-scale offensive by the anniversary of the February 24 invasion of Ukraine. This was stated by the representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Andriy Chernyak in a comment to the Kyiv Post, published on Saturday, February 11.


Russia prepares for spring offensive - White House

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Putin is using the winter to resupply, re-equip, re-equip, and re-establish offensive operations in the spring.

The Russian authorities will continue to try to deplete Ukraine and at the same time restore their own forces, rearm and replenish the number of personnel in order to be ready for a new offensive in the spring. This forecast was made at a briefing on Friday, February 10, by White House National Security Council Coordinator John Kirby, Ukrinform reports.
 
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The number of Shahed drones shot down in the evening

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Mobile groups hunt Shaheeds

The Russians launched loitering ammunition from the eastern coast of the Sea of Azov.

On Friday evening, the Ukrainian military destroyed 20 Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 strike drones, which were launched by Russian aggressors. This was reported by the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the morning of Saturday, February 11.



The aggressor is unlikely to be able to attack widely until the end of February
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The main goal of the Russian troops remains to achieve at least some tactical success in the east of Ukraine, according to intelligence.

Russia does not have sufficient resources to launch a large-scale offensive by the anniversary of the February 24 invasion of Ukraine. This was stated by the representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Andriy Chernyak in a comment to the Kyiv Post, published on Saturday, February 11.


Russia prepares for spring offensive - White House

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Putin is using the winter to resupply, re-equip, re-equip, and re-establish offensive operations in the spring.

The Russian authorities will continue to try to deplete Ukraine and at the same time restore their own forces, rearm and replenish the number of personnel in order to be ready for a new offensive in the spring. This forecast was made at a briefing on Friday, February 10, by White House National Security Council Coordinator John Kirby, Ukrinform reports.

Russia logistically has been an absolute shitshow, it may actually be easier for Ukraine to defeat Russian forces if they attempt another push for Kiev or somewhere far from the eastern front.

When they originally attempted to take Kiev when their army was fresh with the best troops and equipment it was an absolute bloodbath for Russian forces.
 
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1140 Russian occupiers "minused" last day

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This balalaika will definitely remain in Ukraine

The Russian invaders lost more than 130 pieces of military equipment, including nine tanks and 19 artillery systems.

Over the past day, the Ukrainian military eliminated another 1,140 Russian invaders. The total number of losses of the army of the aggressor country of Russia since the beginning of the war now stands at 136,880 people. This was announced by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the morning of Saturday, February 11.

This balalaika will definitely remain in Ukraine

The Russian invaders lost more than 130 pieces of military equipment, including nine tanks and 19 artillery systems.

Over the past day, the Ukrainian military eliminated another 1,140 Russian invaders. The total number of losses of the army of the aggressor country of Russia since the beginning of the war now stands at 136,880 people. This was announced by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the morning of Saturday, February 11.
 

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