Weaponry of the Russian Federation in the war against Ukraine



Who we are and what we gathered


InformNapalm is a volunteer initiative that emerged as a response to the Russian aggression in Ukraine. People from different walks of life united their efforts to counter Russian propaganda with thoroughly researched investigations and analytical materials that present strong evidence of Russian military intervention in Ukraine. Our team mostly uses open sources of information – official websites, reports, videos, satellite images and social media posts – to glean the full picture of Russian military activities and present it to international community.

Our database of Russian weaponry spotted in Ukraine is the result of hard investigative work, and we continue improving our data and adding new records. So far, we have identified 42 types of military hardware that was never exported to Ukraine and could not be taken as a trophy.



Most of the identified items are relatively new types that were passed into service of the Russian Army from 2004 to 2015. The lion’s share of identified hardware accounts for electronic warfare (EW) and signals intelligence (SIGINT) systems that can only be operated by specially trained personnel. Thus, it is highly unlikely that Russia would transfer this equipment to local irregular troops. Our team strongly believes that professional Russian servicemen were sent to Ukraine together with this complex equipment to ensure its operation. This points to the Russian military presence in the occupied parts of Luhansk and Donetsk Oblasts.

Our database features only confirmed data. All questionable incidents have been excluded. Each record has a link to a detailed investigation behind each case. So, you can not only browse the database, but follow the logical thread of exposing the crime.

We have also made a short video with all our findings. 

How to navigate through our data


How to use the interactive map: You can click on any color dot to view the photo and other information about the identified hardware. Please note that each hardware item is marked according to the class it belongs to. Please click the drop-down list “Colored by class” to view the legend. You can also select “Explore” to access advanced options, such as filtering.

How to use this database: You can simply look through all data cards and click different links to investigations on www.InformNapalm.org website for the details. The database contains 40+ data cards, so do not forget to click “Load more”, if you want to see all records.

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Russian weaponry in Ukraine mapped by location

Page Title
Photo
Class
Spotted at (Ukraine)
Operated by (Russian unit)
Incident 1 (Eng)
Incident 1 (source text)
Incident 2 (Eng)
Incident 2 (source text)
Class
Spotted at (Ukraine)
1RL232-2M LeopardBattlefield surveillance radarDebaltseve, Donetsk Oblastnot identifiedhttps://informnapalm.org/en/radar-station-leopard-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/22593-leopard-v-donetske/Battlefield surveillance radarDebaltseve, Donetsk Oblast
1RL243 RubiconEW systemYasynuvata, Donetsk Oblastnot identifiedhttps://informnapalm.org/en/rubicon-another-russian-mobile-ew-station-spotted-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/29241-rossijskaya-mobilnaya-stantsiya-radiotehnicheskoj-razvedki-rubikon-zamechena-na-donbasse/EW systemYasynuvata, Donetsk Oblast
2B16 Nona-KMortarKrasnoarmiiske, Donetsk Oblast*could not become a trophy, there are only 2 museum showpieces in Ukrainehttps://informnapalm.org/en/nov28-donbas-nona/https://informnapalm.org/16098-nona-k-maryupol/MortarKrasnoarmiiske, Donetsk Oblast
2B26 Grad-KMLRSTorez, Donetsk Oblastnot identifiedhttps://informnapalm.org/en/feb22-donbas-supplies/https://informnapalm.org/20296-magazin-voentorg/https://informnapalm.org/en/feb03-donbas-grad/https://informnapalm.org/19453-2b26-rszo-grad/MLRSTorez, Donetsk Oblast
2S7 PionSelf-propelled gunMakiivka, Donetsk Oblast*could not become a trophynohttps://informnapalm.org/5494-chto-vezut-cherez-makeevku-rossyjskye-gumkolonny/Self-propelled gunMakiivka, Donetsk Oblast
9K330\9K331 TorSurface-to-air missile systemDonetsk, Donetsk Oblast* 9K330 phased out from service with the Armed Forces of Ukraine in 2001, could not be taken as a trophyhttps://informnapalm.org/en/usage-of-russian-tor-missile-system-is-registered-in-dpr/https://informnapalm.org/13408-tor-m/https://informnapalm.org/en/identification-russian-invasion-forces-t-80-tanks-border-tor-m2-aam-system-shakhtarsk/https://informnapalm.org/4925-ydentyfykatsyya-syl-protyvnyka-t-80-na-granytse-y-tor-m2-v-shahterske/Surface-to-air missile systemDonetsk, Donetsk Oblast
96K6 Pantsir-S1Surface-to-air missile systemLuhansk, Luhansk OblastShakhtarsk, Donetsk Oblastnot identifiedhttps://informnapalm.org/en/pantsir-s1-and-ural-43206-in-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/12521-pantsyr-s-1-v-ukrayne-vse-vrom/Surface-to-air missile systemLuhansk, Luhansk OblastShakhtarsk, Donetsk Oblast
BTR-80 with TKN-4GA-01 aiming deviceAPCMakiivka, Donetsk Oblastnot identifiedhttps://informnapalm.org/en/modernized-ntr-80-in-service-with-russian-occupying-forces-in-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/28672-modernizirovannyj-btr-80/APCMakiivka, Donetsk Oblast
BTR-82AAPCN/D, Luhansk Oblast18th Motorized Rifle Brigade of the Russian armyhttps://informnapalm.org/en/russian-tigr-afvs-136th-brigade/https://informnapalm.org/23244-tigry-136-j-omsbr-dnr-lnr/https://informnapalm.org/en/putin-s-eleven-selfie-soldiers-of-18th-russian-motorized-rifles-brigade-in-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/10763-11-friends-18-omsbr-rf/APCN/D, Luhansk Oblast
Buk TELAR 9A310M1Surface-to-air missile systemDonetsk, Donetsk OblastZuhres, Donetsk OblastShakhtarsk, Donetsk Oblast53rd anti-aircraft rocket brigadehttps://informnapalm.org/en/jan08-mh17-donbas-cross/https://informnapalm.org/18175-za-chto-krest-v-stepeni/https://informnapalm.org/en/the-last-haul-of-the-russian-soldier-to-mh17/https://informnapalm.org/8450-mh17/Surface-to-air missile systemDonetsk, Donetsk OblastZuhres, Donetsk OblastShakhtarsk, Donetsk Oblast
Eleron-3SVUAVOlenivka, Donetsk Oblastnot identifiedhttps://informnapalm.org/en/russian-drones-in-service-of-donetsk-militants/ https://informnapalm.org/11202-bpla-eleron-3sv-nvf-donetsk/UAVOlenivka, Donetsk Oblast
ForpostUAVVodiane, Donetsk Oblastnot identifiedhttps://informnapalm.org/en/russian-drone-shower-over-the-fields-of-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/9230-drone-forpost-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/en/russian-drone-shower-over-the-fields-of-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/9215-mynus-eshhe-odyn-rossyjskyj-bpla-forpost/UAVVodiane, Donetsk Oblast
GAZ-233014 TigrArmored vehicleN/D, Luhansk Oblast136th Motorized Rifle Brigade of the Russian armyhttps://informnapalm.org/en/russian-tigr-afvs-136th-brigade/https://informnapalm.org/23244-tigry-136-j-omsbr-dnr-lnr/Armored vehicleN/D, Luhansk Oblast
GAZ-39371 VodnikArmored vehicleKrasnodon, Luhansk Oblastnot identifiedhttps://informnapalm.org/en/general-armored-car/https://informnapalm.org/5087-general-na-bronevyke/Armored vehicleKrasnodon, Luhansk Oblast
Granat-1UAVDebaltseve, Donetsk Oblastnot identifiedhttps://informnapalm.org/en/novorossiya-miners-use-russian-granat-drones/https://informnapalm.org/10824-rossyjskye-bpla-granat-v-arsenale-shahterov-novorossyy/UAVDebaltseve, Donetsk Oblast
Granat-2UAVDebaltseve, Donetsk Oblastnot identifiedhttps://informnapalm.org/en/novorossiya-miners-use-russian-granat-drones/https://informnapalm.org/10824-rossyjskye-bpla-granat-v-arsenale-shahterov-novorossyy/https://informnapalm.org/en/feb20-russian-granat-2-uav/https://informnapalm.org/20236-dnr-v-rostov/UAVDebaltseve, Donetsk Oblast
KAMAZ-43269 VystrelArmored vehicleLuhansk, Luhansk Oblast4th military base of the Southern Military District and Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) of Russiahttps://informnapalm.org/en/luhansk-shot-head-kremlin-propaganda/https://informnapalm.org/4404-luganskyj-vystrel-v-golovu-kremlevskoj-propagande/https://informnapalm.org/en/february-10-2015-convoy-russian-vehicles-outskirts-luhansk/https://informnapalm.org/5734-lugansk-10-fevralya-2015g-na-vyezde-yz-goroda-zafyksyrovana-kolonna-rossyjskoj-tehnyky/Armored vehicleLuhansk, Luhansk Oblast
KamAZ-4350TruckLysyche, Donetsk Oblastnot identifiedhttps://informnapalm.org/en/coming-back-body-bag-contract-soldier-russian-15th-brigade-identified-photos-videos-18/https://informnapalm.org/27972-kontraktnik-15-omsbr-lisichie/TruckLysyche, Donetsk Oblast
KamAZ-5350, armoredTruckKrasnyi Luch, Luhansk Oblastnot identifiedhttps://informnapalm.org/en/russian-military-kamaz-trucks-in-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/6889-rossyjskye-voennye-kamaz-y-v-ukrayne/TruckKrasnyi Luch, Luhansk Oblast
MLRS 9K58 SmerchMLRSMakiivka, Donetsk Oblast* could not have been taken as a trophyhttps://informnapalm.org/en/russian-mlrs-smerch-makiivka/https://informnapalm.org/5041-po-makeevke-proshel-rossyjskyj-smerch/MLRSMakiivka, Donetsk Oblast
MT-LB VM/KArmored towing vehiclePerevalsk, Luhansk Oblast34th separate motorized rifle brigade of the Russian Armyhttps://informnapalm.org/en/new-mt-lb-vm-k-34th-separate-motorized-rifle-brigade-russian-army-spotted-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/28326-na-donbasse-mt-lb-vmk-34-omsbr/Armored towing vehiclePerevalsk, Luhansk Oblast
Orlan-10UAVZelenopillya, Luhansk OblastAmvrosiivka, Donetsk Oblastnot identifiedhttps://informnapalm.org/en/orlan-drones-the-sea-eagles-of-st-petersburg/https://informnapalm.org/11497-bpla-orlan-10-yly-prytcha-o-staruhe-marshale-nedelyne-y-akademyke-saharove/UAVZelenopillya, Luhansk OblastAmvrosiivka, Donetsk Oblast
R-149BMR Kushetka-BCommand and staff vehicleN/D, Luhansk Oblastnot identifiedhttps://informnapalm.org/en/tomsk-fight-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/4321-professyonalnye-zaslantsy-yz-tomska-voyuyut-na-donbasse/Command and staff vehicleN/D, Luhansk Oblast
R-166-0,5Radio stationDebaltseve, Donetsk Oblastnot identifiedhttps://informnapalm.org/en/russian-modile-radio-station-spotted-war-torn-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/3786-zafyksyrovano-poyavlenye-mobylnoj-radyostantsyy-r-166-0-5/https://informnapalm.org/en/latest-r-16605-radio-station/https://informnapalm.org/6097-rossyya-pod-debaltsevo-po-gluposty-zasvetyla-novejshuyu-radyostantsyya-r-166-0-5/Radio stationDebaltseve, Donetsk Oblast
R-330Zh ZhitelEW systemMakiivka, Donetsk OblastHorlivka, Donetsk Oblastnot identifiedhttps://informnapalm.org/en/r-330zh-jammer-battle-debaltseve/https://informnapalm.org/22085-reb-r-330zh-zhitel/EW systemMakiivka, Donetsk OblastHorlivka, Donetsk Oblast
R-378B Borisoglebsk-2EW systemStakhanov, Luhansk Oblastnot identifiedhttps://informnapalm.org/en/russian-r-878b-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/22954-kompleks-reb-borisoglebsk-2-stahanov/https://informnapalm.org/en/4723-the-newest-electronic-warfare-systems-borisoglebsk-2-are-noticed-at-the-border-and-in-the-ato-zone/https://informnapalm.org/11087-reb-borisoglebsk-2/EW systemStakhanov, Luhansk Oblast
R-381T2 TaranEW systemDonetsk Zorynsk, Luhansk Oblast*could not become a trophyhttps://informnapalm.org/en/russian-complex-taran-debaltsevo-battles/https://informnapalm.org/21699-kompleks-taran-debaltsevo/EW systemDonetsk Zorynsk, Luhansk Oblast
R-441-OV LivenRadio stationLuhansk, Luhansk Oblastnot identifiedhttps://informnapalm.org/en/may30-secret-communication-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/23445-sputnikovaya-svyaz/Radio stationLuhansk, Luhansk Oblast
R-934UMEW systemLuhansk, Luhansk Oblastnot identifiedhttps://informnapalm.org/en/rus-r934um-donbas-voice-intercept/https://informnapalm.org/22638-stantsiya-r-934um-pod-luganskom/EW systemLuhansk, Luhansk Oblast
RB-341V Leer-3EW systemDonetsk, Donetsk Oblastnot identifiedhttps://informnapalm.org/en/russian-leer-3wf-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/21802-reb-rb-341v-leer-3/EW systemDonetsk, Donetsk Oblast
RB-636AM2 Svet-KUEW systemLuhansk, Luhansk Oblastnot identifiedhttps://informnapalm.org/en/svet-ku-another-novel-russian-ew-system-luhansk/https://informnapalm.org/25884-rossiya-perebrosila-v-lugansk-kompleks-svet-ku/EW systemLuhansk, Luhansk Oblast
SPR-2M Rtut-BMEW systemN/D, Donetsk Oblastnot identifiedhttps://informnapalm.org/en/russian-spr-2m-rtut-bm-jammer-system-spotted-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/25915-kompleks-rtut-na-donbasse/https://informnapalm.org/en/russian-complex-spr-2m-rtut-bm-donetsk-coordinates/https://informnapalm.org/26046-rtut-bm-v-donetske/EW systemN/D, Donetsk Oblast
T-72B, 1989 modelMBTLuhansk, Luhansk OblastDebaltseve, Donetsk OblastMakiivka, Donetsk Oblast5th Armored Brigade of the Russian armyhttps://informnapalm.org/en/siberia-forest-fires-have-burnt-the-tanks-of-the-russian-5th-armored-brigade-near-debaltseve/https://informnapalm.org/11974-pozhary-v-buryatyy-sozhgly-tanky-5-j-otbr/MBTLuhansk, Luhansk OblastDebaltseve, Donetsk OblastMakiivka, Donetsk Oblast
T-72B3, 2011 modelMBTLuhansk, Luhansk OblastIlovaisk, Donetsk OblastDebaltseve, Donetsk Oblast6th Armored Brigade of the Russian armyhttps://informnapalm.org/en/attack-luhansk-airport-rus-army/https://informnapalm.org/3248-dokazatelstva-uchastyya-rossyjskyh-voynskyh-chastej-v-zahvate-luganskogo-aeroporta/https://informnapalm.org/en/dec21-donbas-teleportation/https://informnapalm.org/17531-t-84-za-donbass/MBTLuhansk, Luhansk OblastIlovaisk, Donetsk OblastDebaltseve, Donetsk Oblast
T-72BA, 1999 modelMBTStarobesheve, Donetsk Oblast21th Motorized Rifle Brigade of the Russian armyhttps://informnapalm.org/en/orenburg-weather-destroyed-tanks-of-the-21st-brigade-near-starobesheve/https://informnapalm.org/11707-tanky-t-72ba-21-oj-omsbr/MBTStarobesheve, Donetsk Oblast
T-72S1MBTBile, Luhansk Oblastnot identifiedhttps://informnapalm.org/en/feb18-tanks-near-luhansk/https://informnapalm.org/20024-tanki/MBTBile, Luhansk Oblast
T-90A, 2006 modelMBTN/D, Luhansk Oblast136th Motorized Rifle Brigade of the Russian armyhttps://informnapalm.org/en/selfie-russian-t-90a-tank/https://informnapalm.org/23327-t-90a/MBTN/D, Luhansk Oblast
TakhionUAVMuratove, Luhanska Oblast138 Separate Motorized Rifle Brigadehttps://informnapalm.org/en/crash-site-of-russian-takhion-drone-141169-found/https://informnapalm.org/32344-ustanovleno-mesto-padeniya-rossijskogo-bla-tahion-s-bortovym-nomerom-141169/UAVMuratove, Luhanska Oblast
Torn systemEW systemDonetsk, Donetsk Oblastnot identifiedhttps://informnapalm.org/en/torn-the-latest-russian-radio-intelligence-system-was-noticed-near-donetsk-airport/https://informnapalm.org/12200-kompleks-radyorazvedky-torn-dap/https://informnapalm.org/en/donetsk-russian-torn-and-taran-radio-intelligence-systems-at-sparta-base/https://informnapalm.org/14245-radyorazvedka-ukv-dyapazona-na-baze-sparta/EW systemDonetsk, Donetsk Oblast
Ural-43206TruckN/D, Luhansk Oblastnot identifiedhttps://informnapalm.org/en/pantsir-s1-and-ural-43206-in-ukraine/https://informnapalm.org/12521-pantsyr-s-1-v-ukrayne-vse-vrom/TruckN/D, Luhansk Oblast
Ural-632301TruckN/D, Donetsk Oblastnot identifiedhttps://informnapalm.org/en/feb22-donbas-supplies/https://informnapalm.org/20296-magazin-voentorg/TruckN/D, Donetsk Oblast
ZastavaUAVHarasymivka, Luhansk Oblastnot identifiedhttps://informnapalm.org/en/russian-zastava-drone-donbas/https://informnapalm.org/10932-ukrayna-sbyla-rossyjskyj-bespylotnyk-zastava-on-zhe-yzraylskyj-bird-eye-400-stoymostyu-v-2-mln-dollarov/UAVHarasymivka, Luhansk Oblast


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