In a move that could escalate tensions and reshape the battlefield in Ukraine, Russia has unveiled what it claims is a captured guidance system from a US-made Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS).

American officials have yet to confirm the authenticity of the video released by state-owned RIA News on Monday, July 1, but the potential implications are dire.

The video depicts an unidentified Russian military analyst examining a supposedly intact guidance system, complete with a label indicating a US Army storage facility in Alabama.

Experts fear this capture could allow Russia to “reverse-engineer” the technology, potentially creating countermeasures that would blunt the effectiveness of a long-range weapon critical to Ukraine’s ability to strike behind enemy lines.