R. Gevorgyan, K. Sviatokum, O. Bosyy, S. Grigorenko, O. Malyshkin


The article discusses the prospects for the use of artillery reconnaissance and fire destruction as a single system of destruction in battle. The current stage of armament development is characterized by the creation of new types and models of high-precision weapons capable of reliably striking the most important objects of the enemy, does not matter what protective and mobile properties they are possessed and at whatever depth they are located. In this case, the operational disclosure (detection, recognition and determination of coordinates) of such objects and timely bringing intelligence data about them to the appropriate commanders (chiefs) and staffs is a decisive condition for effective fire defeat of enemy (FDE) in combat. Successful completion of such a task is impossible without the organization of a clear interaction of forces and means of reconnaissance and fire defeat in the framework of a unified system of reconnaissance and defeat (SRD) of military formation. The essence of such interaction is in the coordinated by the task, place and time continuous action of forces and means that conducting intelligence, that collect, process intelligence information and quickly bring it to the relevant bodies (points) of command of troops and weapons for making the most expedient decisions in the fire defeat and radio-electronic suppression of the enemy in battle.

In the perspective of the SRD military formation, in our view, should be an organizational, information and technical complex of forces and means of reconnaissance and fire defeat, combined with the general management and to provide reconnaissance of the objects of the enemy, their radio-electronic suppression and aiming at them controlled weapons in real time. Meanwhile, the functional elements (subsystems) of a military unit can be considered reconnaissance-fire complexes (RFCs), reconnaissance-electronic complexes (RECs) or reconnaissance-electron-fire complexes (REFCs), operatively created during the combat operations period for specific the tasks of SRD and RES. Each REFC can be assigned to reconnaissance and defeat from one to several groups of important enemy objects.

The steady increase in the role of fire defeat, the expansion of the range of tasks it solves, and the significant increase in military power of the means of destruction (range and accuracy of firing, fire rate, ammunition power) caused the increasing of the   significance of the quality of intelligence data obtained for the purpose of planning and implementation of fire, its part in the total amount of tasks performed by tactical intelligence.

The transition from individual resources and reconnaissance complexes to automated reconnaissance systems and intelligence management systems, that represents a higher degree of integration of reconnaissance facilities in the interests of combat support of troops in electronic-fire operation, is the essence of the most important tendency to improving combat through mechanized connection.

Along with a significant increase in intelligence efficiency, the reliability of its data and the accuracy of the coordinates of the affected objects (goals), it promotes a significant reduction in financial and time costs for the creation of new technique. In addition, the development and implementation of automated reconnaissance and intelligence management systems facilitates the creation of unified reconnaissance control centers, RES and fire defeats, which fully corresponds to their role in electron-fire operation.


Artillery reconnaissance facilities, fire defeat, missile forces and artillery.


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