Ukraine - Russia Invasion conflict

According to information published on the Facebook account of the Former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, thanks to funds from the Poroshenko Foundation and Ukrainian volunteers association “SPRAVA HROMAD”, the Ukrainian army 43rd Artillery Brigade received Oshkosh M1070 military tank transporter truck to move quickly the PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers on the battlefield.

According to a video published on "Ukraine Weapons Tracker" on February 1, 2023, the Ukrainian army has destroyed for the first time a Russian TOR-M2DT, the latest generation of air defense missile system based on the chassis of the DT-30PM tracked all-terrain vehicle. According to information published on the Internet, the TOR-M2DT would have been destroyed by an American M982 Excalibur extended-range guided artillery projectile.

A new picture has been published on the MilitaryLand.net Twitter account on January 19, 2023, showing Panthera T6 4x4 armored vehicle designed by the Company Minerva Special Purpose Vehicles, used by the Ukrainian army. Citing information from MilitaryLand.net, the vehicle was spotted near Bakhmut, a city located in the Donbas region.

Weeks after announcing that the U.S. would send one Patriot air defense battery and associated munitions to Ukraine, a Pentagon official said Ukrainian soldiers will come to the U.S. to train on the Patriot system so they'll be ready to use it when it's delivered. C. Todd Lopez, U.S. DoD, reports.

On January 8, 2023, a video was released on the Ukrainian air Force Command Facebook account showing the use of Soviet-made S-300V1, a mobile air defense missile system based on a tracked chassis to counter Russian aerial threats. According to the military balance 2021, the Ukrainian armed forces have an undisclosed number of S-300V, NATO code-named SA-12A Gladiator.

On December 29, 2022, a picture was released on Twitter showing the destruction by the Ukrainian army of one Russian-made 2S4, the most powerful 240mm self-propelled mortar carrier in the world. The 2S4 also nicknamed Tyulpan was destroyed by the counter-battery fire of the Ukrainian forces. The Ukrainian army has already destroyed or damaged three 2S4 mortar carriers of the Russian army.

A picture was released on the Facebook account of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on December 28, 2022, showing a new hybrid 120mm self-propelled mortar carrier vehicle used by Ukrainian soldiers. According to our first analysis, the vehicle is based on the chassis of a BMP-1 IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) equipped with the turret of a 2S9 NONA, a Soviet-made 120 mm self-propelled mortar carrier tracked armored vehicle.

The LRU rocket launcher tracked vehicles, the French version of the American M270 227mm MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) donated by France are now on combat duty with the Ukrainian armed forces and ready to be used against the Russian forces deployed in Ukraine. A picture was released on Social Networks on December 21, 2022, showing a French LRU rocket launcher in an undisclosed area in Ukraine.

Russian armed forces have one of the largest artillery forces in the world which are used intensively in the fights against the Ukrainian army. Despite having developed in the 70s, Russian artillery units continue to use in Ukraine the Tyulpan M-1975, NATO code-named 2S4, a 240mm self-propelled mortar tracked armored vehicle which is considered as the most powerful mobile mortar system in the world.

The Ukrainian soldiers captured enough BMP-3 tracked armored IFVs (Infantry Fighting Vehicles) of the Russian army to equip one infantry motorized battalion. Several pictures and videos were published on social networks showing the 98th Territorial Defense Battalion Azov equipped with a mix of Russian-made BMP-3 IVS and YPR-765 light tracked APC (Armored Personnel Carrier) vehicles donated by the Netherlands.

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