Lithuania will provide Ukraine with L70 anti-aircraft automatic guns to combat Russian Geran kamikaze drones

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Lithuania will provide Ukraine with L70 anti-aircraft automatic guns to combat Russian Geran kamikaze drones

Lithuania decided to provide assistance to Ukraine in the fight against Russian drones-kamikaze "Geranium". To do this, Vilnius will transfer to Kyiv 36 anti-aircraft systems, and simply, automatic anti-aircraft guns L70 Bofors, decommissioned by the Lithuanian army. This was stated by the Minister of Defense of Lithuania Arvydas Anushauskas.

The head of the Lithuanian military department took part in a joint press conference with his Ukrainian counterpart Alexei Reznikov, which took place the day before in Odessa. According to Anushauskas, Lithuania has prepared 36 L70 Bofors anti-aircraft guns for transfer, and also trained Ukrainian military personnel in the operation of these anti-aircraft systems. At the same time, the Lithuanians did not directly train the crews of anti-aircraft guns, but trained instructors who will train the Armed Forces of Ukraine.



Lithuania has already completed the training of 15 instructors who will work directly in Ukraine. Also, the Republic of Lithuania will provide Ukraine with 36 anti-aircraft systems that can successfully fight the Iranian drones

- said Arvydas Anusauskas.

The fact that the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense is preparing to transfer L70 automatic anti-aircraft guns to Ukraine was reported back in January of this year. Kyiv itself requested anti-aircraft guns to fight Russian drones. The thing is that Ukrainian air defense does not have the means necessary to neutralize UAVs in sufficient quantities, and no one is going to spend the last expensive anti-aircraft missiles to destroy drones.

The L70 Bofors anti-aircraft guns, along with mobile machine gun mounts, should be the barrier that Russian kamikaze drones cannot overcome.
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    1. -4
      February 10 2023
      Let's see how they will succeed: "from a cannon to sparrows .."?
      1. +1
        February 10 2023
        Quote: Dedok
        Let's see how they will succeed: "from a cannon to sparrows .."?

        So far, judging by the video reports, it’s not bad if they manage to get information about which direction the UAVs are coming from.
        1. +1
          February 10 2023
          Quote: Aron Zaavi
          if they manage to get information about which direction the UAVs are coming from

          and the guns are on a mobile base? - what can move?
          Or is it still closing some object?
          if the latter - then what the result should be;
          if the first - then from the picture that is on the splash screen - it is very doubtful
        2. +2
          February 10 2023

          Aron Zaawi (Aron)
          Today, 08: 47
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          +3
          Quote: Dedok
          Let's see how they will succeed: "from a cannon to sparrows .."?

          So far, judging by the video reports, it’s not bad if they manage to get information about which direction the UAVs are coming from.
          Is it possible to clarify by whose "formfromcouples". And if you can link, pliz.
    2. 0
      February 10 2023
      Lithuania has prepared for the transfer of 36 anti-aircraft guns L70 Bofors


      And what area can be covered by 36 anti-aircraft guns? This is a drop in the ocean.
      1. +3
        February 10 2023
        Quote: Carat
        And what area can be covered by 36 anti-aircraft guns? This is a drop in the ocean.

        It depends on how to use the power of these weapons ... and how to use them. So it was a pretty good gun, but so far the issue of ammunition and spare parts for these guns is more interesting, they have about 4000 shots allowed per barrel. So, quite such a "gift" may turn out to be just a "dumping of non-lekvid"
      2. +1
        February 10 2023
        One serious object will be completely covered up. This is an analogue of the Soviet C60, and these Swedish guns have a good reputation. But again, in local wars.
      3. 0
        February 10 2023
        Well, not a bit. And all for not much and in general it turns out to be a good help. Look, France is probably already churning out Krasnopol for Ukraine. Moreover, the target designation system for our Krasnopole was developed by a French company. Yes, and the French bought this Krasnopole from us later to assess the quality.
        Subsequently, modifications of the projectile for the 155-mm guns KM-1 "Krasnopol-155" and KM-2 "Krasnopol-M" were developed in the Tula KBPM. For Krasnopol-M, the French company CILAS developed the DHY 307 laser target designation system.

        In 1997, China acquired a license for the production of Krasnopol-M. By 2000, their mass production was mastered and the first batch of 100 shells was made, Russkaya Sila reports.

        In 2000, Krasnopol-M shells were tested in India. During the tests, Swedish Bofors howitzers of 155 mm caliber were used. In this case, the DHY 307 target designator was used.

        In France, tests of a projectile with a DHY 307 target designator took place in 2001, Strategy Page reports. During test firing, it was found that the projectile fully complies with all NATO standards and is an extremely effective weapon.
        So, having studied it thoroughly, they have long had all the possibilities to adjust their conveyor. They just keep quiet about it. And after such patriotic worldwide arms sales, ours will patriotically keep quiet.hi
        1. +1
          February 10 2023
          Quote: zloybond
          Moreover, the target designation system for our Krasnopole was developed by a French company.

          This projectile was developed back in the days of the USSR and received its baptism of fire during the war in Afghanistan, and certainly France did not help us then. The fact that France developed a guidance system for one of the modifications of this projectile is the norm, since this projectile was developed in 155 caliber and for export.
      4. 0
        February 10 2023
        A drop for the Ukrainian armies - yes. If 36 systems are placed in dangerous directions, the chances of shooting down drones increase greatly. Somewhere at the beginning of the war, Lithuania provided 8 stationary Stinger launchers, each with 2 tubes and an unnamed number of missiles - in a couple of months there were at least a few hits on the target, so every "drop" does its job.
    3. 0
      February 10 2023
      Also, the Republic of Lithuania will provide Ukraine with 36 anti-aircraft systems that can successfully fight Iranian drones.


      Lithuania has been asking for a long time, like all the "Baltic tigers" ...
    4. -1
      February 10 2023
      They were already taken away at night, now they are calibrating
    5. 0
      February 10 2023
      Vilnius will give Kyiv 36 anti-aircraft systems, and simply, automatic anti-aircraft guns L70 Bofors,
      If earlier S-300s launched by Ukrainian air defense posed a danger to houses, now residents of the upper floors should be advised not to approach the windows. Caliber 40 mm and even not toys with a machine gun.
      1. 0
        February 10 2023
        very good comment, great sense of humor! good
      2. -1
        February 10 2023
        But what, for 40 mm there is a difference - through a window or through a wall? Well, if you don't live in the Mausoleum...
    6. -1
      February 10 2023
      What kind of antiques is this, even if they have already been decommissioned in the Lithuanian army?
      1. +1
        February 10 2023
        The times of the Ochakovskys and the conquest of the Crimea ... laughing These systems were developed in the 50s. In different versions. There are also radars for them.
    7. -2
      February 10 2023
      Lithuania has decided to provide assistance to Ukraine in the fight against Russian Geran kamikaze drones.
      . If it hits, knocks down, it can be called by a miracle.
      1. 0
        February 10 2023
        Judging by the available information, there are anti-aircraft ammunition for these guns with a detonation time programmed from the anti-aircraft fire control system and ready-made submunitions.
        If they are handed over with such, the defeat of them slowly and predictably (without maneuvering) flying objects can hardly be considered a miracle. If they fly into the radius of destruction, of course.
    8. 0
      February 10 2023
      At the same time, the Lithuanians did not directly train the crews of anti-aircraft guns, but trained instructors who will train the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
      The traitors have more - now the Lithuanian troops are fighting against Russia. Let me remind you that in the knowledge (Veda / Sanskrit) more than 5100 years ago there was no "nationality", our land (Rus) was called Semirechye and stretched from the modern. Mongolia to the Germans and Europithecus gave the name to everything as the trade route Rus. Thus, following the example of the outskirts of Russia, everyone was divided into nations and "gnawed off". Who wants to comprehend all this himself - you can read Bavishti, Mahabharata, Shrimat., But it is better with a teacher and choose where the teacher comes from. This is true in the Kali Yuga.
    9. +1
      February 10 2023
      the author of the article never understands artillery. L-70 is not the name of the gun. This is the length of the barrel, expressed in calibers.
      The correct name is "40-mm anti-aircraft gun Bofors L70"
      In other cases, confusion is possible! You never know which barrel has a length of 70 calibers?


      By the way! The Panther's gun was also an L70. Only not anti-aircraft, not automatic and not caliber 40. but 75mm. And so - L70! /mockingly neighing/ :)
    10. -1
      February 10 2023
      Quote: Aaron Zawi

      So far, judging by the video reports, it’s not bad if they manage to get information about which direction the UAVs are coming from.

      Then you can set the approach height to 1500 and attack in a dive :) here you have to spend ukrams or expensive missiles, and whether they have time to reload is not a fact, or try to shoot down while it falls from the clouds
    11. -1
      February 10 2023
      Yes, give them at least the self-producing means of biting everything flying in the sky, they will not be able to bite anything if there are no civilians there. Shot down a civilian plane from Israel to Russia. This was proved by the Second World War. How Bandera showed themselves in Ukraine, and then in Yugoslavia. There are photographs of three Banderas, two hold the outstretched arms of a Yugoslav partisan, and the third one cuts off his head with an axe. These are the "good guys". They also "worked" well in Babi Yar. By order of Himmler, they searched for all those involved in this atrocity in Babi Yar in order to remove witnesses. The latter were killed during their escape to Austria under the wing of the Americans. A special SS group killed these ghouls in front of the Americans.

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