More great first hand interviews from where things are quite real.
“– You told, that during the fight on February 8 you listened to the enemy adjusting AGS [Soviet analogue of Mark 19] fire on you. That is, you had opponent frequency already pre-set?
– “Kenvods” have a dual watch function – one channel with our frequency, one with theirs. We did so: 1-2 men listen their freqs, the rest coming with our.”
Simple SIGINT at the ground level. Sloppy discipline yeilds sloppy results. It is amateur hour playing war…reminicent of certain attitudes exhibited on this side of the pond. You are no better than the Ukrainians or Syrians. You must first realize this then learn from their shortcomings to not replicate them when it’s your turn.
Nothing surprising, just one more testimony. Interview with separatist fighter.
Term “china-woods” is for “chinese kenwoods”, originally “kitaenwood”.
– What was the availability of communication equipment?
– About every “three” [three-men team] had a radio. Radios were various, mainly “china-woods”. Not to say they were best, but fit their tasks. Now there are captured digital Motorolas, but with and old codeplugs. [Gugl mistakenly translates it as “firmware”, but it is definitely spoken about codeplugs – Goblin].
– There were military radios?
– In the spoken Lisichansk were ‘105th’ and ‘109th’. Near Debaltsevo this stations almost never used, we mainly worked with “china-woods”. Command level, and spotters had good army radios.
– You told, that during the fight on February 8 you listened to the enemy adjusting AGS [Soviet analogue of Mark 19] fire on you. That is, you had opponent frequency…
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