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Donbass Rebels Thank US for New Counter-Mortar Radar

Hi-tech piece of equipment now in rebel hands, courtesy of US military supplies and Ukraine withdrawal from Debaltsevo

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This article originally appeared at BMPD. It was translated by Kristina Rus at Fort Russ


Judging by the "LifeNews" report on February 19, 2015 about Novorossia fighters collecting trophies after Ukrainian troops withdrew from Debaltsevo, among other finds, NAF received one whole complex of LCMR (Lightweight Counter-Mortar Radar), supplied by the United States as part of military assistance to Ukraine.

<figcaption>The U.S. has decided to send to the armed forces of Ukraine 20 LCMR radars</figcaption>
The U.S. has decided to send to the armed forces of Ukraine 20 LCMR radars

The U.S. has decided to send to the armed forces of Ukraine 20 LCMR radars, the first three of which were delivered in November 2014.

According to the information, received by our blog from the most serious sources, soon after the transfer one of the stations was damaged during transportation, and then another station was damaged by artillery fire of the enemy at the first attempt of its combat use by the Ukrainians.

We can assume that the LCMR radar, abandoned by the Ukrainian troops in Debaltsevo is the third of this ill-fated first batch of the three stations.

Translator's comment: Please, McCain - do send more!


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