Excalibur Hits Russians Near Robotyne

Drone footage of artillery strikes by the 47th Brigade against Russian positions near the southwest corner of Robotyne. According to geolocation provided in the original post, the action occurs along the road to Novoprokopivka, the next objective in the Ukrainian push south towards Tokmak. The original post claims that 155mm Excalibur rounds, a guided munition, are employed, as well as cluster munitions. The initial strike hits a position concealed in the trees, located where a trench ties into the road. Russian infantry emerge from their positions and begin running (presumably south) along the road, towards several vehicle. A second artillery shell explodes to the left of the road, adjacent the fleeing troops. A second shell explodes over the road, igniting a vehicle concealed in the trees, and a third explodes over the truck at the bottom of the screen, setting it ablaze. If the first round was indeed Excalibur, then this was an interesting and effective technique for employing artillery by using a precision munition to destroy a hard target and then a barrage of conventional munitions to neutralize fleeing troops.


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Cam served as an infantry officer in the Marine Corps, deploying to the Horn of Africa and participating in combat operations in Iraq. He currently works in the maritime industry and in the defense sector as an instructor of combined arms planning and operations. An avid sailor, Cam founded and directs a nonprofit that supports veterans and first responders through sailing.

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Drone footage of artillery strikes by the 47th Brigade against Russian positions near the southwest corner of Robotyne. According to geolocation provided in the original post, the action occurs along the road to Novoprokopivka, the next objective in the Ukrainian push south towards Tokmak. The original post claims that 155mm Excalibur rounds, a guided munition, are employed, as well as cluster munitions. The initial strike hits a position concealed in the trees, located where a trench ties into the road. Russian infantry emerge from their positions and begin running (presumably south) along the road, towards several vehicle. A second artillery shell explodes to the left of the road, adjacent the fleeing troops. A second shell explodes over the road, igniting a vehicle concealed in the trees, and a third explodes over the truck at the bottom of the screen, setting it ablaze. If the first round was indeed Excalibur, then this was an interesting and effective technique for employing artillery by using a precision munition to destroy a hard target and then a barrage of conventional munitions to neutralize fleeing troops.


About the Author

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Cam

Cam served as an infantry officer in the Marine Corps, deploying to the Horn of Africa and participating in combat operations in Iraq. He currently works in the maritime industry and in the defense sector as an instructor of combined arms planning and operations. An avid sailor, Cam founded and directs a nonprofit that supports veterans and first responders through sailing.

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