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.
How to share: You are welcome to use this information on your web page – you can embed this database / map on your website or share it through social media. Just click “Share and Embed” for the options.
Also, please, check our database of Russian military units engaged in occupation of Ukraine: http://russian-presence-in-ukraine.silk.co/.
Visit InformNapalm.org for more information on the Russian involvement in Ukraine, Georgia, and Syria.
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Russian weaponry in Ukraine mapped by location
Russian weaponry in Ukraine datacards
Made by InformNapalm volunteer community