CNN TV channel spoke about the new tactics of demining sappers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Sappers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) are using a new demining tactic, CNN reports. According to him, they need the onset of darkness to work.

In the evening, when the air cools, sappers launch drones with thermal imagers. On the screens, the mines heated during the day by the sun become especially noticeable, because they “shine”. Mines discovered in this way are detonated with special charges.

At the same time, trench battles and territories mined by the RF Armed Forces remain a problem for sappers.

They are surrounded by mines. No need to tell them that the counteroffensive must go faster

- say the correspondents of the channel.

When preparing the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Ukraine received only 15% of all sapper and engineering equipment that it requested from its Western allies. This was reported by the American newspaper The Washington Post, citing the Ukrainian military and other sources. According to her, during the ongoing offensive operation, the main obstacle in the way of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was the minefields laid everywhere by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. Thanks to the mines, the Russians managed to successfully stop the advance of the Ukrainians.

Earlier it was reported that Russian troops were not limited to the construction of the Surovikin Line, the construction of fortifications did not stop and continues. This is what Ukrainian experts and Western analysts say. Thus, the expansion of the defense lines of the RF Armed Forces in the Zaporozhye and Avdeevsky (Bakhmut) directions fell into the field of view of the observers.
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  1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 16 August 2023 12: 08
    The principle is interesting, it was used more than once. During the war in Iraq, the Americans destroyed Iraqi tanks at night, heated during the day, they simply glowed at night, and with thermal imagers they were easily destroyed if the Iraqis did not have thermal imagers and night devices. When the sun warms, this works, in winter it doesn’t. Conclusion: to create UAVs (quadcopters) with the possibility of remote detonation of identified mines, it is possible to use drum-type mines with FOG or buckshot.
    1. igor.igorev Offline igor.igorev
      igor.igorev (Igor) 17 August 2023 16: 24
      Only now the mine is not a tank, and it cools down thousands of times faster. And yes, she's stuck. This is nonsense written.
  2. Zamkadysh Offline Zamkadysh
    Zamkadysh (Zamkadysh) 16 August 2023 13: 15
    Yes Yes. Of course, it’s nothing, but just touch it, here you are ... (c) And they have mines in the sun, and the air cools (although the thermal conductivity of the metal is much higher and it cools faster). And the land in which the mines are neither heated nor cooled? There are only mines on the battlefield - no pieces of iron, stones and other things? And what is the resolution of the thermal imager in terms of temperature gradient and in what temperature range? And what is its resolution in terms of the size of the object, at what distance and at what field of view?
    The tank is clear. Even with a growth figure - it's understandable. And with a mine ... some kind of "turuses on wheels". Or have I lagged behind the advances in technology?
    Maybe they also look for mines with X-rays at night?
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 17 August 2023 10: 42
      Replica. Your physics was probably satisfactory, nothing more. Heat capacity - there is such a thing, it depends on the mass, like cooling. Surrounding conditions - the Ukrainian steppe warms up significantly in summer and heat-intensive objects retain heat longer, etc. According to the instruments, there are different ones, the sensitivity depends on the price and so on. But experience is the best judge, and if the Armed Forces of Ukraine apply this, then this approach works. Good experience should always be learned, especially from the enemy.
      1. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
        Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 17 August 2023 11: 06
        Many mines are no longer buried in the ground, but lie on the surface - with remote mining. I think that when night falls, they are quite visible by the difference in the temperature gradient, but not for long - no more than a couple of hours, until the gradient aligns with the environment.
        1. igor.igorev Offline igor.igorev
          igor.igorev (Igor) 17 August 2023 16: 27
          Yes Yes. They lie directly on the surface and next to them are huge posters, BEWARE OF MINES.
  3. Victor 17 Offline Victor 17
    Victor 17 19 August 2023 12: 06
    Who came up with it? Well, all right, if the thermal imager would be in the hands of a sapper, but the drone cannot extract what it will do with the discovered mines, and the explosion will destroy it along with the thermal imager and what to do with anti-personnel mines.