Russian weapons are old and failing, says Ukraine’s military - News Summed Up

Russian weapons are old and failing, says Ukraine’s military


Russia describes its Ka-52 Alligator helicopter as a “flying tank” but a Ukrainian dossier points out large defects with itRussia’s weapons are “ineffective” and “obsolete”, with armoured vehicles and helicopters unable to withstand small arms fire and missiles that have only a 33 per cent chance of hitting their target, according to an internal Ukrainian government report. The dossier compiled by the country’s Ministry of Defence and seen by The Times claims that Russian weapons recovered from the battlefield are unreliable and do not meet modern requirements. SponsoredUkrainian defence officials also state in the report that Russia is having to suspend multimillion-pound arms contracts with other nations, either because of sanctions or the need to replenish losses of combat equipment in Ukraine. The Ka-52 Alligator looks effective during military displays but can be disabled by a machine gun, according to the dossier GETTY IMAGESThe armoured protection of the Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopter — one of Russia’s most modern — can be pierced with 7.62mm small


Source: The Times August 11, 2022 08:36 UTC



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