Russian "Lancet" sent another American howitzer for repairs
Gifts to the Armed Forces of Ukraine from Western sponsors are increasingly becoming an excellent target for Russian Lancet kamikaze drones. Objective monitoring footage regularly demonstrates the vulnerability of the lightly armored equipment and enemy manpower for loitering ammunition.
A new video from the NVO zone shows the defeat of the American M109 self-propelled artillery mount (in the video, the self-propelled guns are mistakenly called the Polish "Crab"). The scale of damage to the self-propelled gun is not entirely clear, since the Lancet was used with a three-kilogram warhead, but this instance is likely to be sent for repairs to neighboring Poland. The video was filmed on one of the most tense sectors of the front, near the village of Bogoyavlenka, north of Vugledar. The crew of the self-propelled guns managed to run back to a safe distance.
Loitering ammunition such as "Lancet" and "Cube" regularly disable enemy equipment. The use of such kamikaze drones is significantly cheaper than firing a high-precision projectile of the Krasnopol type, while the effectiveness of the UAV has been proven by numerous video confirmations.
In general, according to the Ministry of Defense report for February 14, three armored vehicles, Msta-B and D-30 howitzers, one enemy tank and up to 40 personnel were destroyed in this direction during the day.