The power of Russian heavy flame-retardant systems so impressed retired American officer Brent Eastwood that in his article for 19FortyFive he advised human rights organizations to consider the use of thermobaric weapons and develop some rules for its use, and maybe even ban such systems altogether.
"They are so destructive that according to some security experts, they should be banned," the author writes.
As Eastwood notes, it is almost impossible to survive in the affected area of the Russian CBT. The principle of operation of the thermobaric projectile allows you to destroy targets both in open areas and in shelters, including caves, buildings and bunkers. Destruction occurs by a field of high temperature and excessive pressure, which is created by the massive use of CBT projectiles.
The author lists all the principles of operation of the "Sun" and its main indicators, and then provides data that more and more countries are beginning to use these systems. Among them are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Syria and Kazakhstan.
- It's time for human rights defenders to take a detailed look at thermobaric weapons and develop norms regulating their use. Perhaps its application has become too broad to talk about a complete ban. Most likely, the situation has gone too far," the expert sums up.