During the formal visit of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to the US on December 21, this year, US President Joe Biden stated that the Patriot anti-aircraft missile system will be given over to Ukraine. That is the West’s most advanced air and missile defense ᴡᴇᴀᴘᴏɴ. Given Russia’s massive damage of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, this decision is not just late, but overripe.
This video will try to understand what changes this anti-aircraft missile system could make to the Russian Ukrainian War. The U.S delayed so long with the transfer of patriot to Ukraine. After all, the Ukrainian government has been seeking this ᴡᴇᴀᴘᴏɴ for several years and raised this issue long before a full-scale war with Russia
The Patriot surface-to-air missile system was adopted by the U.S army 40 years ago in 1982 so it’s quite an old ᴡᴇᴀᴘᴏɴ. But thanks to numerous upgrades, it’s tactical and technical characteristics beat modern requirements the minimum unit to use the Patriot is an anti-aircraft battery it includes 48 launchers on a trailer with four missiles on each a multi-function an MPQ65 phased array radar an interaction control station an antenna mast group and a power plant.
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