The Small U.S. Weapon That’s Making Life Miserable for Russia in Ukraine

Wes O'Donnell
3 min readFeb 14

While everyone is talking about Western tanks, Bradleys, and even F-16s, there is a diminutive U.S. weapon system that is having an outsized impact in Eastern Ukraine.

The Remote Anti-Armor Mine System (RAAM) is a devious bit of U.S. kit that allows an army to seed landmines over a large area from a distance.

The key capability here is that these mines are delivered by a 155mm artillery shell from miles away.

Wes O'Donnell

Army & Air Force Veteran | Global Security Writer for War is Boring, GEN, OneZero, Soldier of Fortune | Law Student | TEDx Speaker