Russian Krasnopol-M2 guided artillery rounds to nullify HIMARS Ukraine missile advantages?

It’s anticipated that the Krasnopol-M2 guided artillery shell will assist the Russian Army in altering the battlefield dynamics in Ukraine, notably by reducing the HIMARS Ukraine missile’s competitive advantage.

In contrast to its predecessor, the Krasnopol-M2 guided artillery shell has the ability to choose targets while launching shots at enemy vehicles and objects.

In contrast to its predecessor, the Krasnopol-M2 guided artillery shell has the ability to choose targets while launching shots at enemy vehicles and objects. In state testing, decommissioned tanks were the intended target of Krasnopol-M2 shells, which were fired from two different cannons. Each shell was targeted at a certain kind of vehicle.

Later, according to Russian media, a laser marking device operating from the ground had marked the object that had been chosen as the target for the Krasnopol-M2 shell to strike. Each missile successfully eliminates its chosen target as a result. shown great precision, with object separations as small as 20 metres.

It may be trusted that the Russian Army will accept this weapon into service because its tactical qualities are much better than those of the previous generation of the Krasnopol-M2 guided artillery shell. “Krasnopol-M2” is a high precision guided artillery shell, aimed at targets with the aid of a laser beam, and had a 100% hit rate, according to military expert Yuri Knutov, Director of the Museum of the Russian Air Defense Forces, in a chat with military cognizance.

“There are two ways to label destroyed objects: either with drone assistance or by a group of artillery reconnaissance on the ground.”The new version of the Krasnopol will shoot at a range of 24–26 km with greater accuracy, compared to the original generation’s shooting range of 18–20 km. Even the Pentagon attempted to purchase some vintage artillery shells from Russia for research, but of course we declined “So claimed Knutov.

The Krasnopol-tactical M2’s features will shortly be validated as designed, and this precision-guided artillery shell will go into mass production. It will be simpler for Russian soldiers to complete their missions as part of the operation in Ukraine, opposing Western weapons used by the Ukrainian armed forces, if they have a big supply of Krasnopol M2 artillery ammunition.

“The advantage of the new weapon is that it will only require one Krasnopol-M2 to kill a single target, as opposed to a significant number of 5 to 10 shells. “When shooting over a wide region during combat operations as opposed to a single target, this will conserve ammunition. The new ammunition can be used to damage infrastructure, including command centres, supply depots, and even opponent artillery responses.”

The HIMARS missile complex, the PzH 2000 gun, or the M777, among other Western weaponry delivered to Ukraine, “will be at risk of being destroyed by Krasnopol-M2, this is a high-class, high-precision weapon, and it will valuable for the Russian Armed Forces,” Knutov said.

However, it should be noted that the Krasnopol-range M2’s is still inferior to that of the M982 Excalibur guided bullet or the GMLRS missile equipped with HIMARS, and it cannot even fire using satellite coordinates; instead, it requires a laser indication. As a result, it seems premature to draw the conclusion that this weapon is superior at this time.

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