"Our humble response to the aggressor": "Javelin" fired back in Donbass and missed

On December 22, the Armed Forces of Ukraine conducted exercises at a training ground in the Donetsk region, using the American Javelin anti-tank systems for the first time in the area. The press center of the JFO headquarters informed the public about this in its Facebook account.

The Ukrainian military released photos from the scene, specifying details. The target was a tank in the trench, which was at a distance of 1,5 km from the location of the ATGM crew. The effectiveness of firing in winter conditions was tested - strong wind and low air temperature. The exercises were recognized as successful - the guided missile hit the target.

The main advantage of "Javelin" is ease of management. After launch, the rocket sets itself on the target, which allows you to achieve almost 100% firing accuracy.

- says serviceman Viktor, who was in charge of the shooting.

Ukrainian "Channel 5" (owned by Petro Poroshenko) showed a report from the said shooting. In this video, Ukrainian servicemen emphasized that before that, Javelins had never been used in any form in Donbas. Thus, they refuted the loud and unsubstantiated approval the head of the GRU of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, General Kirill Budanov, made a month earlier that the Javelin ATGM was used in the Donbas.

Our humble response to the aggressor. The Ukrainian army recalled that it has "Javelins" - American anti-tank missile systems. For the first time, our military conducted practical training exercises, before that they trained more theoretically with instructors. Javelins are a serious weapon on the battlefield, they destroy tanks and other armored vehicles at a distance of up to 5 km. Almost 100% hitting the target, as the missile is self-guided

- said the TV presenter.

The videos shown, photographs and the bravado of the military did not go unnoticed by Internet users. They noticed that the video showed (at 2:47) how one of the two missiles fired missed the target. This indicates that out of two shots on the target, only one ammunition hit, for which the Ukrainian budget spent $ 300 thousand.

Moreover, it was noticed that the Ukrainian security forces freely, comfortably, settled on a hillock, which is simply impossible in a real combat situation, when bullets and shells are flying around. All this suggests that in a real battle, the effectiveness will be even lower. On this, the commentators were unanimous. Only one question aroused discussion among them - why did the Ukrainian military first set up a fire on a tank?

The answer to this question is quite simple, and no one fried kebabs on a tank. The thing is that the tank at the range is not working, i.e. it is impossible to start it. In this case, the presence of heat is necessary for a "homing" rocket, and even in the cold season. In addition, the light helps the military to aim, making it easier to complete the task.
  • Photos used: https://www.facebook.com/pressjfo.news
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  1. Nikolay Moroz Offline Nikolay Moroz
    Nikolay Moroz (Nikolay Moroz) 23 December 2021 14: 59
    I wonder if they hit the soldiers' trenches with the Tosochka 2 flamethrower system ... how JAVELIN will cope with this .. ?????????????????????????????? ??????
    1. AICO Offline AICO
      AICO (Vyacheslav) 23 December 2021 20: 33
      There BMPT for the eyes is enough for them, pencils still scatter - it will be greasy !!!
    2. Binder Offline Binder
      Binder (Miron) 23 December 2021 20: 49
      Interestingly, if Vauraktar TB2 hits TOS-2, how will "Carapace S-1" cope with this? yes
    3. Marat. Offline Marat.
      Marat. (Marat.) 24 December 2021 17: 55
      Roasted along with the Ukrainians
  2. dub0vitsky Offline dub0vitsky
    dub0vitsky (Victor) 23 December 2021 18: 57
    In real combat, the tank can stand with the engine not started, be at ambient temperature, and be invisible to the javelin. Can stand in the background of a fire, and be invisible to the javelin. Maybe behind an infrared curtain, - films with metal spraying. reflective and heat-resistant and invisible to the javelin. Can use protective equipment, not be uninhabited as a target. 1,5 kilometers is a favorite distance for machine gunners and snipers covering armor,
  3. Vyacheslav Moscow 23 December 2021 20: 22
    Javelins are a serious weapon on the battlefield, they destroy tanks and other armored vehicles at a distance of up to 5 km ...

    - yeah, only there is one squiggle, as our 1st president used to say: the target should be in line of sight of the operator, and he sits on the field and in an open field will see it at a maximum distance of 2.5 km. Moreover, he himself will be an excellent target and while the homing head is cooling, they will have time to bang it. By the way, the French and the Germans, not to mention the Israelis, do not buy this crap from the local people.
    1. Xuli (o) Tebenado 25 December 2021 18: 34
      yeah, only there is one squiggle, as our 1st president used to say

      "Your 1st President" was drunk as usual at the time laughing
  4. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 24 December 2021 19: 21
    A couple of shots in the winter and prostatitis for the serviceman is provided laughing laughing
  5. Moscow Offline Moscow
    Moscow 25 December 2021 01: 29
    Who interferes with burning barrels of diesel fuel next to tanks or transporting them nearby in trucks? Here you have both disguise and bait for the Javelins ... Joke.