In this Russian-Ukrainian war, the Russia launched a large number of missiles, and about 60% of the missiles did not hit the target or did not explode.
Russia has been trying to make up for its setbacks on the ground in Ukraine with missiles and bombs, and the Russians have launched at least 1,200 missiles “of all stripes and sizes” in the first 28 days of their invasion, a senior U.S. defense official said Wednesday. But not all of those missiles are hitting their marks. Three U.S. officials told Reuters on Thursday that Russia is suffering failure rates as high as 60 percent for some of the precision-guided missiles it’s using to attack Ukraine.
“Such a high failure rate can include anything from launch failures to a missile failing to explode on impact,” Reuters reports. “The disclosure could help explain why Russia has failed to achieve what most could consider basic objectives since its invasion a month ago, such as neutralizing Ukraine’s air force, despite the apparent strength of its military against Ukraine’s much smaller armed forces.”
Even Russian most advanced air to ground, ground to ground missile failed to hit the target accurately. Russian air-to-surface missiles Kh-55, Kh-555, Kh-101 are used in large numbers. The Kh-101 was officially introduced in 2013. While Kh-555 became operational in 2000.
The Ukrainian Defense Intelligence Service opened the downed Kh-55, Kh-555, and Kh-101 missiles and found that the electronic and navigation systems of the missile-borne equipment were actually products from the 1960s and 1970s, all of which were more than 50 years old stock products.
The Ukrainian military claims that the guidance systems and electronics recovered from Russian Kh-101 air-launched cruise missiles used in Ukraine were developed in the 1960-1970s. https://t.co/XF0lEM3jdH pic.twitter.com/4XTaWCO0WS
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It can be found in electronic equipment circuit boards that use single-layer printed circuit boards and discrete components, and no integrated circuits.
Modern electronic devices use multilayer circuit boards and integrated circuits. The circuit board can be more than a dozen layers, and the circuit board in the hand is generally 4-8 layers. There are billions or even tens of billions of triode structures in an integrated circuit.
The Russian army uses such backward and outdated electronic devices, no wonder it is inaccurate and has poor reliability. It also reflects the worrying situation of the Russian economy. Designers also try to save trouble, in the name of saving the old, the gains outweigh the losses