Field trials of the new Ukrainian artillery reconnaissance system have been completed, the UkrOboronProm has announced on 8 April.
The new 1L220UK mobile weapon locating system, commonly known as counter-battery radar, designed to detect and track incoming artillery and rocket fire to determine the point of origin for counterbattery fire.
The tests, which took place at one of the ranges of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, allowed to confirm the technical specifications of the 1L220UK, which significantly exceeds the counter-battery radars, which are now in service with the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Counter-battery radar 1L220UK intended for reconnaissance positions of enemy artillery. Thanks to a powerful radar station that operates in the microwave range, the radar “sees” the artillery shells, and the powerful digital system “builds” the trajectories of their flights.
When locating enemy artillery, the radar tracks the up-going trajectory of shells, calculates their points of origin and impact and, with other information, displays it to the radar operator(s).
The new 1L220UK has a larger antenna and can detect guns at 28 km, mortars at 30 km and rockets at 55 – 80 km depending on their size, and locate targets.
The 1L220UK provides effective firing activity under the conditions of reduced visibility and enemy electronic counter-measures; increase of the reconnaissance and killing area by a factor 8 to 10 times, in comparison with the battalions equipped with standard facilities; reduction of fire mission execution time by a factor of 1,5 to 2 times; reduction of the ammunition expenditure by a factor of 2,5 to 3 time.
UkrOboronProm, after successful completion of field tests, is ready for serial production of 1L220UK to provide the Armed Forces of Ukraine.