Russian specialists are carefully studying foreign military equipment such as M777 howitzers and HIMARS multiple rocket launchers captured in Ukraine to order to develop means to ‘suppress’ them.
“Of course, both our science and our industry are dealing with trophy weapons. We are looking at it from two angles. The first side is the possibilities of fighting against these weapons, how and what can be opposed to them. On the other hand, with what it can be hit, its main drawbacks,” Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said in an interview with government-owned Rossiya-24 TV channel on Sunday.
Moscow has also seized NLAW and Javelin portable anti-tank missile systems, Stinger portable anti-aircraft missile systems, small arms and armored vehicles in the special operation zone.
Shoigu said several Ukraine was receiving “junk” from the West. He mentioned Poland’s T-72 tanks, produced in a licensed version of the Soviet tank, as an example.