The Air Force explained how Patriot air defense systems will help in the war

The Air Force explained how Patriot air defense systems will help in the war

< p>Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems, which the United States will provide Ukraine with, can help «significantly strengthen» air defense of Ukraine and create a layered air defense system. Yuriy Ignat, spokesman for the command of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, announced this in an interview with Radio Liberty.

«This is a very necessary thing for Ukraine. Because the Patriot has long been a coveted part of our Air Force strategy. The Patriot is a long-range weapon that can hit its aeroballistic targets up to 150KM away. These complexes in certain directions could help drive Russian aviation away from our borders, namely such bombers as the TU-22M3 or enemy tactical aviation crews & # 187;, & # 8212; said Ignat.

According to him, the Ukrainian military will be able to quite easily master the new Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems.

«Western-style complexes are quite modern, a lot of them are automated, a lot of the human factor has been discarded. Therefore, retraining for these complexes is not a big problem. Although this takes some time», he noted.

Ignat added that Ukraine has great needs for a wide variety of air defense systems – and therefore is ready to take from Western partners&#171 ;a lot of things that they can offer us».

«Today, the Air Force with existing air defense systems, aviation, mobile groups block the directions with the greatest threat, individual strategic objects of critical infrastructure. However, this is not enough to cover all the needs», — he summed up.

  • The United States has officially allocated $1.85 billion in military aid to Ukraine. It will include Patriot.

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