“I need ammunition, not a ride”
attributed to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky
from GlobalSecurity.org, July 17, 2023
This article quotes a lot of people who do not agree on what is happening in Ukraine, but it is interesting for that very reason. Pick your poison. But it also describes how they work and what the risks are. Cluster Munitions are clearly a risk to civilians all excuses aside.
Both the Ukrainians and the Russians used cluster munitions during the full-scale war that began in February 2022. A single Dual-purpose improved conventional munitions (DPICM) cluster artillery shell can do the job of 10 conventional high-explosive fragmentation shells when destroying most typical targets, which is extremely important in a situation where the supply of ammunition to Ukraine had faced enormous difficulties. Continue reading “Dual-Purpose Improved Conventional Munitions”