• Ukraine,  War

    A War Like No Other (Part II)

    The Ukraine army was prepared for Russia with modern weapons, Manpads (Man Portable Air Defence Systems) and MPATS (Man Portable Anti Tank Systems). That’s why it spread strongpoints all over the countryside so that an attack on any one of them would be enfiladed from either side. Since the effective range of MPATS, like the British NLAW (Next Generation Light Anti Tank Weapon) is a thousand metres, these strong points are quite far apart. After the shocking discovery of how vulnerable tanks and aircraft were to these weapons in the first stages of the war, the Russian military completely changed its tactics. First, it switched to cruise missiles for high…