Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Ukrainian artillery destroys Russia’s rare mine-laying system in precise strike

A high-precision strike has eliminated a rare ISDM Zemledeliye remote mine-laying system in southern Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia region.

According to a press release from the Come Back Alive Foundation, Soldiers from the 128th Mountain Assault Brigade of the Ukrainian armed forces found and destroyed the Zemledeliye system.

The ISDM Zemledeliye is a new Russian-made mine-laying system based on a Kamaz 6560 8×8 military truck chassis. 25 122mm tube launchers were mounted in two clusters.

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The system is designed to launch mines to cover an area of several football fields within minutes. The Zemledeliye looks similar to the Grad and Tornado-G rocket launchers but uses solid-propellant rockets filled with various types of mines for mines.

The system has a 5 to 15 km firing range using 122mm caliber missiles with the warhead equipped with anti-tank or anti-personnel mines.

The system marks areas with mines on an electronic map and transmits data to higher levels of the command chain. Remote mine-laying has a number of advantages as it features an increased speed of mine-laying in complex environments.

The complex consists of a combat vehicle on an eight-wheeled armored KamAZ chassis, a transport and loader vehicle, and transport and launch containers with engineering ammunition.

The mine-laying system entered service in 2020.

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