The arrival of the UAV-kamikaze "Cube" on the American howitzer M777 in the Donbas was caught on video

On May 18, a Russian kamikaze drone "Cube" attacked an American 155-mm M777 howitzer during the fighting near the village of Podgornoye, Donetsk region. As a result of the actions of the UAV, the combat crews of several guns were hit.

A video with the arrival of a Russian unmanned aerial vehicle was published by the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry.

Previously, with the help of drones and artillery reconnaissance, the coordinates of the targets were established, after which the UAV operators struck. The Ukrainian servicemen tried to hide the guns in the forest, but the howitzers were attacked by Russian multiple rocket launchers, as a result of which the weapons were destroyed, and the surviving soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine fled.

М777 were delivered to Ukraine by "partners" from the USA, Australia and Canada. At the moment, about 90 such guns are at the disposal of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The howitzers are capable of firing Excalibur projectiles at a distance of up to 40 km, but the M777s brought to Ukraine lack digital fire control systems. Apparently, the Americans dismantled them so that the systems would not fall into the hands of the Russians.

Meanwhile, Washington on the eve announced a possible suspension of arms shipments to Ukraine, as a $40 billion aid package was blocked by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul. At the same time, this vote will not affect the final approval of the bill on supplies - just the start of the shipment of weapons will be shifted in time.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 18 May 2022 14: 28
    The arrival of the UAV-kamikaze "Cube" on the American howitzer M777 in the Donbas was caught on video

    - Strange - why was it necessary to demonstrate a clear miss???
    1. lomograph Offline lomograph
      lomograph (Igor) 20 May 2022 17: 38
      Missed. This happens.
      After arrival, you need to change position, otherwise the next arrival will make it sour. And that means they curled up and sniffed at another position without working from this one.
      This means the projectile did not fly, did not kill anyone.
      Who's to say it's bad?
  2. skeptic Offline skeptic
    skeptic 18 May 2022 15: 11
    Arrival of UAV-kamikaze "Cube"

    I saw the arrival - hits ... not a single one. Maybe you shouldn't embarrass yourself by showing a waste of ammunition? Or is it a hint that these UAVs are kamikaze" - nonsense and cut money?
  3. k7k8 Offline k7k8
    k7k8 (vic) 18 May 2022 15: 43
    as a result of which the weapons were destroyed, and the surviving fighters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine fled

    Why show and praise the obviously unsuccessful work of the MLRS? In the forest, these strikes are ineffective, and the fleeing dill was not particularly visible (I watched it in full screen mode at 27 inches).
  4. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 18 May 2022 15: 58
    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.

    I don’t know and don’t go into what motive you use. But the fact that you are trying to push back the day of judgment is undeniable hi
    Well, this restless .. This AU is good in its entirety. And it’s not even the digital guidance system .. The set of its effectiveness lies in the battle formations of the American army. With full cover on all fronts.
    Now about the video. I liked the video. The idea was interesting. It was shot normally. Only What didn’t hit then? Learn. Well, that's okay. The second part is the successful retreat of artillery into the forest. The third part with the video was, I hope, not all that action that took place on the edge of that forest .. A strike by the cluster part of the MLRS rocket on the forest. Well, let's assume that the calculations got it. Who selects the video? Can I ask? Well, purely for the general development, who was put at the director's console .. I wonder how I would edit having all the video material for this episode in my hands?
  5. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) 18 May 2022 16: 27
    Yes, I would like to see a direct hit on the target, either the operator missed, or some problems arose with guidance and target designation, one thing is clear, there is still something to work on, and there is something to improve.
  6. svoroponov Offline svoroponov
    svoroponov (Vyacheslav) 18 May 2022 17: 38
    Perhaps somewhere nearby the ammunition for the guns was laid out, perhaps they hit them to destroy them, or they detonated. And if the UAV has a charge with a fragmentation part, which can be seen from the traces of expansion, and it was the only one in the area at the reconnaissance, then the decision to hit the triangle with 2 howitzers and a vehicle - a tractor, possibly by warheads, is correct. Or maybe the calculation was deduced out of order as many trained specialists for these guns as possible.
  7. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 18 May 2022 18: 02
    The cost of the M777 howitzer without digital fire control systems and the Cube kamikaze drone?
    1. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 19 May 2022 08: 23
      Conclusions from the video (correct, not jingoistic):
      1- American howitzers were safely delivered to Ukraine,
      2- these howitzers are not in a single quantity
      3- these howitzers are already deployed in combat positions,
      4- neither high-precision munitions, nor MLRS or cluster munitions managed to hit them,
      5- The video shown is nothing compared to the mass of Ukrainian and Azerbaijani videos showing a direct hit on the target from Bayraktars or loitering ammunition.
      6- question: where is the Russian "super-duper", "having no analogues in the world" in the video? What we see is at least puzzling...
    2. Krilion Offline Krilion
      Krilion (Krilion) 20 May 2022 03: 03
      what does the cost have to do with it? .. better ask yourself how much damage one howitzer can inflict on manpower and equipment ... immediately all doubts will disappear ...
  8. Mantrid Machina Offline Mantrid Machina
    Mantrid Machina (Mantrid Machina) 19 May 2022 12: 19
    Of course, in this Cuba there is stupidly no camera and it is guided by GPS coordinates, hence such "accuracy" because GPS can be wrong up to 10m. And here, with such a small charge, this is critical. Why they don’t use the Lancet, which is larger and with a camera, is a question. Probably MO saves or Lancets are only in the form of piece-exhibition copies
  9. Mantrid Machina Offline Mantrid Machina
    Mantrid Machina (Mantrid Machina) 19 May 2022 12: 26
    Here's another thing that surprises me. Who is recruited as a drone operator? Can't they find guys FPV drone pilots? Usually these guys themselves know how to collect what they then fly on. And here a range of several kilometers is enough for a home-made FPV quadric to deliver a pair of RGDs or some kind of TNT gas straight to the point
  10. Victorio Offline Victorio
    Victorio (Victorio) 19 May 2022 12: 50
    there are targets, the UAV "cube" works. next time will be more accurate. success.
  11. Krilion Offline Krilion
    Krilion (Krilion) 20 May 2022 02: 56
    the UAV operator is obviously crooked and cross-eyed ... he missed a fixed target ... and in general .. cases with shock UAVs in the Russian army are present in single copies, and the effectiveness of their use is approaching zero ... reconnaissance UAVs of domestic production in the Russian Armed Forces are also practically in single copies and have such disgusting cameras that it is possible to make out what is happening on earth only with great imagination .. the direction of unmanned strike and reconnaissance aircraft has failed a little less than completely ... if it were not for the Chinese with their quadrocopters, at least hang yourself ...
    1. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 20 May 2022 08: 50
      And what do you want, if on Military Review just before the very special operations an article was published describing the opinion of a "military specialist" that the Su-25 is better in all respects of strike UAVs, that their successes are UAVs-fake, inflated by their manufacturers, that Russian electronic warfare equipment land or disorient any UAV, and there are so many of these means. that almost every soldier in the "warrior" outfit has, etc., etc., and immediately after the chorus of "cheers-quacks", about how we will take everyone with our electronic warfare and Kronstadt and Sukhoi have already filled up army UAVs with our parts, let them just pop in. And we already see the reality, and Strelkov so directly turned to the President with a request to name the names of those to whom the country owes this "reality".
  12. Amper Offline Amper
    Amper (Vlad) 20 May 2022 19: 16
    Hmmm, is this the most accurate miss? The rest didn't make it into the picture at all. Not off! So we fight...
  13. wladimirjankov Offline wladimirjankov
    wladimirjankov (Vladimir Yankov) 21 May 2022 00: 39
    This video proves once again that if our army had a sufficient number of bayraktar-type attack UAVs in service, then the Bandera people would not be able to stick their heads out of their shelters, let alone move freely, maneuver with tanks and artillery and still hammer Donbas cities and our columns. And in this case, the shock UAV would not need other means of destruction, neither the "curve" Cube, nor the areal MLRS. HE would have immediately destroyed these ill-fated howitzers quickly, effectively and without intermediaries. But if our reconnaissance UAV was already above the M777, then why was it necessary to send this stupid cube with a 2 kg charge at them, and not immediately cover them in positions with Grad, while sightedly adjusting the shooting. And so the Cube simply frightened them away with its miss, gave them the opportunity to hide in the greenery, and then blindly began to hit from the MLRS at approximate coordinates. Silly and useless. And to assert after that that the howitzers were destroyed is very bold. And the fact that all the same they showed this video suggests that there is nothing more to boast and show.