The Russian military is adapting to the conduct of hostilities by the Ukrainian army in a number of areas, General James Hecker, commander of US Air Forces in Europe, said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.
“We’ve seen quite a few areas where they’re adapting, and of course we’re paying close attention to that,” he said.
The adaptation of Russian forces during the conflict was also noted by participants in the fighting from Kyiv.
The article also says that Russia has adapted to attacks by Ukrainian drones on its territory.
In addition, adaptation to hostilities is expressed in increasing the production of defense products.
The adaptation of Russian forces to battles with Ukrainian troops was previously noted at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).
In recent months, reports from Russian authorities about repelling drone attacks, including in the capital region, have become more frequent. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said at the end of August that an airport was being built in Orel to intercept drones flying towards the capital.
Advisor to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine, Mikhail Podolyak, warned in early August that there would be more and more attacks by “unidentified drones” on Russia.
At the end of August, the head of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Sergei Shoigu, ordered to increase the production and repair of radar detection equipment used during military operations in Ukraine. For this purpose, he demanded that the plant of the Almaz-Antey aerospace defense concern in the Tula region be ensured around-the-clock operation.
On September 19, President Vladimir Putin also ordered to increase the production of air defense and counter-battery systems.
Back in September last year, Putin ordered a reduction in production time at Russian defense enterprises, noting that it was necessary to quickly solve “the problem of timely and complete provision of defense industry enterprises with domestic materials.”