Uber-style technology helped Ukraine to destroy Russian battalion | News


Artillery-aiming technology that works like the Uber app helped Ukrainians destroy almost an entire Russian battalion in a single attack this week, The Times can reveal.

GIS Arta, an advanced situational awareness system developed by Ukrainian programmers after collaboration with British digital mapping companies, has cut the military’s targeting time from 20 minutes to one.

Similar to Uber’s ride-hailing technology, which locates a passenger and assigns the nearest available driver, the system identifies a Russian target and rapidly selects artillery, mortar, missile or combat drone units that are within range.

Real-time battlefield data from reconnaissance drones, rangefinders, smartphones, GPS and Nato-donated radars is fed into the system to pinpoint enemy positions. This information is then processed by “shooting calculator” software that determines which weapons in



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