HIMARS in action – Russians have dramatically reduced the number of shelling due to the loss of ammunition depots

By: Maksim Panasovskyi | 13.07.2022, 16:16

The Russian army started shelling Ukrainian positions much less frequently after the Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed several military depots with the help of HIMARS.

What we know

American multiple rocket launchers HIMARS helped the Ukrainian Armed Forces to destroy several large ammunition depots located in the temporarily occupied territory. Due to this, the Russians have significantly reduced the intensity of artillery strikes.

NASA FIRMS makes it possible to clearly demonstrate this. The satellites recorded a sharp decrease in shelling by Russian troops. In the first image below, you can see that on July 6, the Russians were regularly striking all along the front lines. Especially in eastern Ukraine.

NASA FIRMS image of Ukraine, July 6, 2022

NASA FIRMS image of Ukraine, July 12, 2022

A week later, the situation has changed dramatically. This is shown in the second image above. Satellites NASA have recorded far fewer red dots. And most of them are not in the east, but in the south of Ukraine.

The HIMARS MLRSs provide the Ukrainian Armed Forces with a key advantage in artillery duels. While previously the Russian side would first destroy everything in front of them and then move forward, the situation has now changed. It takes the Russians about 60 minutes to reload a battalion of Soviet MLRS. Western artillery systems can do five or six volleys in that time.

Source: NASA FIRMS

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2 comments

  1. “It takes the Russians about 60 minutes to reload a battalion of Soviet MLRS. Western artillery systems can do five or six volleys in that time.”

    This is only the volley rate. More importance is the precision. Vast quantities of orc ammo are squandered to put holes in the landscape, while HIMARS and 155 mm shells are on target.
    The above scenario will be the new norm as long as Ukraine can locate and strike ammo dumps. This new situation is a nightmare for the ruskie “strategists” whose foundation of aggression is artillery in all its forms.

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