The Armed Forces of Ukraine were armed with the Avenger air defense system | VIDEO
The Ukrainian air defense forces have been reinforced with self-propelled anti-aircraft missile systems AN/TWQ-1 Avenger. The footage with these systems and the Ukrainian military was shown by analysts from the Ukraine Weapons Tracker, writes «Militarny».
This is the first footage of the recently handed over American short-range air defense system.
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#Ukraine : The first video of the best American 🇺🇸 AN/TWQ-1 Avenger short-range air-defense system in service with the Ukrainian army.
In total, Ukraine will receive 12 of these vehicles from the United States. pic.twitter.com/1Kivu2zG8F
-🇺🇦 Ukraine Weapons Tracker (@UAWeapons) March 18, 2023
In total, Ukraine was supposed to receive 12 such anti-aircraft missile systems from the United States.
< p> These cars arrived from the USA to Germany in the first half of February. The equipment was delivered to the German port in Bremergafen.
The complex is designed to destroy air targets at altitudes of 0.5-3.8 km and at ranges of 0.5-5.5 km.
The American self-propelled short-range anti-aircraft missile system is mounted on the chassis of an HMMWV army off-road vehicle.
The air defense system is equipped with two containers of 4 FIM-92 Stinger missiles, a Browning M2 anti-aircraft machine gun of 12.7 mm caliber and an optical-electronic station.
The package includes a remote control. The detection system is all-weather and provides target detection under any visibility conditions thanks to the built-in thermal imager.
Due to highly maneuverable missiles capable of independently aiming at a target, a large-caliber anti-aircraft machine gun and a high level of automation, this complex should become an effective and cheap means of air defense of Ukraine.
The use of relatively cheap and common missiles from a man-portable anti-aircraft The FIM-92 Stinger missile system, massively supplied to Ukraine by Western partner countries, allows it to quickly integrate into Ukrainian logistics and become on combat duty.
This anti-aircraft missile system can strengthen the air defense of ground forces units on the front line , protecting them from enemy army aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles. Also, the new air defense system can work when moving in a column of equipment: to protect itself and other combat vehicles. This is a significant advantage over the usual infantry crew with a portable anti-aircraft system. Avenger can also work equally well in all weather conditions and at any time of the day. And bad weather and twilight are the weak point of MANPADS infantry crews.