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Attack drone of the USAF MQ-9 Reaper will check the air defense of Ukraine

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Attack drone of the USAF MQ-9 Reaper will check the air defense of Ukraine

The American MQ-9 Reaper drone will take part in an exercise in Ukraine for the first time. According to the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on its Facebook page, the American attack drone will try to defeat the Ukrainian air defense system.


The air defense exercise will be held in the zone of responsibility of the West Air Command, and for the first time, air defense specialists from the US Air Force Command in Europe will take part in them. The main goal of the exercise is to exchange experience in organizing air defense. In addition, Ukrainian anti-aircraft units will work out practical detection, target acquisition for tracking and imitation of the destruction of the American MQ-9 Reaper drone, which will take part in military exercises on the territory of Ukraine for the first time.

This is a good opportunity to learn from the vast experience of our American friends and get some logistical support.

- said the acting commander of the West air command, Major General Dmitry Karpenko.

In turn, the representative of the US Air Force delegation in Europe, Kevin O'Brien, said that the participation of the American drone in the exercises will support the Ukrainian air defense units in the use of ground anti-aircraft weapons. According to him, the bilateral training builds on the successes of the joint Ukrainian-American air defense exercises in the "Clear Sky" series of exercises.
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  1. Reviews
    Reviews 2 December 2020 14: 00
    +2
    a good opportunity to learn from the vast experience of our American friends

    Will Air Defense Soldiers Learn From "Shock Workers"? Is he a lie or a liar?
    Although, let the military try to shoot down, not all civilians ...
    1. kit88
      kit88 2 December 2020 14: 13
      +7
      The main thing in the second part of the quote:
      get some logistical support

      Mr. General hopes that the money will be thrown. Well, or used footcloths at worst ...
      -----
      There is no worse thing when in the army a general does not think about combat training, but about money and other material resources.
      1. Reviews
        Reviews 2 December 2020 14: 15
        +1
        Quote: kit88

        Mr. General hopes that the money will be thrown. Well, or used footcloths at worst ...

        Oh, well, this is "yes" ...
      2. Alex777
        Alex777 2 December 2020 14: 33
        -1
        Mr. General hopes that the money will be thrown.

        He hopes that the natives will be poured "water of fire". laughing
      3. common man
        common man 2 December 2020 14: 49
        +1
        Quote: kit88
        get some logistical support

        According to principle. Anything you hit is all yours.
      4. OgnennyiKotik
        OgnennyiKotik 2 December 2020 15: 16
        -6
        Quote: kit88
        Well, or used footcloths at worst ...

        In the United States, several hundred M (R) Q-1/9 are in storage, with an unexploited resource. They can throw them. For the United States, they are outdated, for Ukraine just.
    2. Andrei Nikolaevich
      Andrei Nikolaevich 2 December 2020 14: 18
      +1
      And in the ,, tape ru ,, it is written: to adopt the vast experience of our American friends and ... ,, to get some material support ,,
  2. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 2 December 2020 14: 01
    +2
    Air defense check. What is it for?..
    1. Reviews
      Reviews 2 December 2020 14: 09
      +1
      Quote: Andrey Nikolaevich
      Air defense check. What is it for?..

      Maybe there is not enough data on "Torah".
      1. syndicalist
        syndicalist 2 December 2020 14: 51
        -6
        Quote: Avis
        Maybe there is not enough data on "Torah".

        Turkish bairaktors cracked Torah like nuts in Karabakh. For a ripper, this is all the more not a problem.
        1. Reviews
          Reviews 2 December 2020 15: 08
          +2
          Quote: syndicalist
          Quote: Avis
          Maybe there is not enough data on "Torah".

          Turkish bairaktors cracked Torah like nuts in Karabakh. For a ripper, this is all the more not a problem.

          That is, if you see a video with the work of an excavator and understand that he can dig, then immediately learn to work with this machine?
        2. Dude
          Dude 2 December 2020 15: 09
          +1
          Quote: syndicalist
          Quote: Avis
          Maybe there is not enough data on "Torah".

          Turkish bairaktors cracked Torah like nuts in Karabakh. For a ripper, this is all the more not a problem.

          Can you tell me the number of "cracked nuts"? Or, so, an artistic whistle?
          1. syndicalist
            syndicalist 2 December 2020 19: 08
            -3
            Here, for example, is a video where Thor spotted the drone and, realizing the futility of the struggle, tries to hide in the hangar, which, however, does not save him.

            You will find a couple more cases yourself. All episodes were confirmed by the Armenian side.
            1. Dude
              Dude 3 December 2020 00: 09
              +1
              I never heard the answer to my question. The well-known video provided by you is counted as one.
              All episodes were confirmed by the Armenian side.
              How much is everything? Publications in Sina and Avia.pro, as a reliable source, please do not cite - this is not serious. I did not find confirmation from the Armenian Defense Ministry. (Probably bad looking. If you share a link, I will be grateful.)
              That is, the destruction of one non-activated single complex is "clicking like nuts". I thought so.
              PS
              Thor spotted the drone and, realizing the futility of the struggle, tries to hide in the hangar
              Neighing. Right, the AI ​​on the Thor, it turns out, is installed!
      2. kulinar
        kulinar 2 December 2020 15: 45
        +2
        Quote: Avis
        Quote: Andrey Nikolaevich
        Air defense check. What is it for?..

        Maybe there is not enough data on "Torah".

        Or maybe they are preparing for the blockade of Transnistria?
        1. Reviews
          Reviews 2 December 2020 15: 59
          0
          Quote: kulinar
          Quote: Avis
          Quote: Andrey Nikolaevich
          Air defense check. What is it for?..

          Maybe there is not enough data on "Torah".

          Or maybe they are preparing for the blockade of Transnistria?

          And what ... It is quite plausible. And what kind of air defense are we there?
          1. kulinar
            kulinar 2 December 2020 19: 31
            +1
            Quote: Avis
            Quote: kulinar
            Quote: Avis
            Quote: Andrey Nikolaevich
            Air defense check. What is it for?..

            Maybe there is not enough data on "Torah".

            Or maybe they are preparing for the blockade of Transnistria?

            And what ... It is quite plausible. And what kind of air defense are we there?

            It doesn't matter what systems.
            How to get there is important. Enclave. They are preparing to shoot down those who fly there.
            And then there are no options.
            1. Reviews
              Reviews 2 December 2020 19: 46
              0
              Quote: kulinar
              ... They are preparing to shoot down those who fly there.
              And then there are no options.

              Then everything would be the other way around: would fly're coming out-Ily and're coming out-Ana, and on the ground would sit “Patriots”.
              1. kulinar
                kulinar 2 December 2020 20: 01
                0
                Quote: Avis
                Quote: kulinar
                ... They are preparing to shoot down those who fly there.
                And then there are no options.

                Then everything would be the other way around: would fly're coming out-Ily and're coming out-Ana, and on the ground would sit “Patriots”.

                In case of a blockade of Transnistria, whose planes will fly there?
                To help the contingent?
                Or land-based unlocking of the enclave.
                What can really be done?
                And all goes to this.
                The leavened patriots will shower everyone with their hats from their sofas ...
                It is enough to remember the situation with rodents. Peace was then forced, but there was a common border. And here?
  3. Fungus
    Fungus 2 December 2020 14: 03
    -10%
    Ukraine does not have a modern and good air defense system. Teachings about nothing.
  4. Eldorado
    Eldorado 2 December 2020 14: 06
    0
    Does Ukraine have normal air defense? smile
    1. Andrei Nikolaevich
      Andrei Nikolaevich 2 December 2020 14: 16
      +3
      Of course have! Shot down a rescue plane from Israel, hit the balcony of a residential building. With the Korean Boeing, they distinguished themselves. Don't be so picky. It doesn't matter what and whom they shoot down. The main thing is that they shoot. Again, and the personnel, in business. They receive a salary, they can buy themselves a piece of bacon and a bottle of vodka. Everything in the world is harmonious.
      1. Reviews
        Reviews 2 December 2020 14: 27
        +3
        With Malaysian.
        1. Andrei Nikolaevich
          Andrei Nikolaevich 2 December 2020 14: 42
          -1
          Right. I apologize
        2. spech
          spech 3 December 2020 08: 18
          +1
          and the "carcass" just flying from Israel to Novosib was shot down.
          1. Reviews
            Reviews 3 December 2020 08: 27
            +1
            Quote: spech
            and the "carcass" just flying from Israel to Novosib was shot down.

            "Andrei Nikolaevich" mentioned her from the very beginning.
      2. Roman_LKW
        Roman_LKW 4 December 2020 09: 13
        0
        Well, sort of like in Georgia, Ukrainian air defense crews shot down Russian planes ...
  5. Dikson
    Dikson 2 December 2020 14: 09
    +6
    The Americans are learning to open Soviet air defense systems simply .. You look, they will fly in the wrong direction, or the missile will be smashed .. Maybe some jammers and sources of interference will be experienced ..
    1. BDRM 667
      BDRM 667 2 December 2020 15: 10
      +2
      Quote: Dikson
      The Americans are learning to open Soviet air defense systems simply.

      And there is. This is what lies behind this message. yes
      Everything in a "chain" - they recently controlled the work of the Greek S-300.
  6. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 2 December 2020 14: 11
    +12
    It is more likely that the Americans will conduct exercises to overcome the strategic UAVs of the air defense line from the S-300 complexes, which are close in characteristics, tactics and training system to Russian counterparts. You can't imitate this on your own at any test site. They will gain valuable experience.
    1. cniza
      cniza 2 December 2020 15: 04
      +1
      Now, this is their main interest ...
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 2 December 2020 14: 14
    -2
    Check it out, in the sense of a rocket at the Nazis? I respect for such a check, but I think it will not be so at all. It's just that the Banderlog is preparing quite seriously for a skirmish not only with Donbass, but also with us. Here it is necessary and to follow their teachings with all eyes.
    1. Dude
      Dude 2 December 2020 15: 12
      0
      It's just that the Banderlog is preparing quite seriously for a skirmish not only with Donbass, but also with us.
      Judging by the fact that Reaper will open the air defense, not only Banderlog is being prepared ...
      1. Ros 56
        Ros 56 2 December 2020 15: 25
        -1
        Do you think that besides these idiots, someone else will climb?
        1. Dude
          Dude 2 December 2020 22: 55
          0
          Quote: Ros 56
          Do you think that besides these idiots, someone else will climb?

          It is not excluded.
  8. Fedor Sokolov
    Fedor Sokolov 2 December 2020 14: 14
    0
    The newly minted President of Moldova Sandu demanded the withdrawal of Russian peacekeepers from the PMR and immediately followed by a statement about checking the air defense of Ukraine. The Americans understand that in the case of a big kipish in Transnistria, Russia's main task is to suppress Ukrainian air defenses and gain superiority in the skies over the combat zone before launching an amphibious operation in the Odessa region.
    1. Ros 56
      Ros 56 2 December 2020 15: 28
      -1
      Why complicate, capture superiority in the sky, meaning? They will simply announce a no-fly zone and everyone who wants to die - pliz. I think so.
  9. Gardener91
    Gardener91 2 December 2020 14: 45
    +1
    "Smooth" transition under American control of the air defense of the Square. Further more.
  10. Herman 4223
    Herman 4223 2 December 2020 14: 46
    -1
    What can the Ukrainian military learn there? Find out that they are behind the times and in case of war they will be cut out by soulless robots? I think such teachings will be useful for them if they know its results. Scatter faster in a real conflict.
  11. Gato
    Gato 2 December 2020 14: 49
    0
    Attack drone of the USAF MQ-9 Reaper will check the air defense of Ukraine

    We are waiting for results in Telegram laughing
  12. cniza
    cniza 2 December 2020 15: 03
    +4
    Attack drone of the USAF MQ-9 Reaper will check the air defense of Ukraine


    This is all a cover, in fact, he is interested in our air defense ...
    1. Reviews
      Reviews 2 December 2020 15: 12
      -1
      Quote: cniza
      Attack drone of the USAF MQ-9 Reaper will check the air defense of Ukraine


      This is all a cover, in fact, he is interested in our air defense ...


      Air defense exercises will be held in the zone of responsibility of the Zapad air command

      What system of ours will reach the "West"?
      1. Crash
        Crash 2 December 2020 16: 00
        +2
        For you, this is probably a secret, but here's a fact: our and Ukrainian air defense have common roots.
        Do you catch the connection? wink
        1. Reviews
          Reviews 2 December 2020 16: 10
          -4
          Quote: Crasher
          This is probably a secret for you

          Stick your rudeness down your throat and don't bark again.
          1. Crash
            Crash 2 December 2020 16: 33
            0
            https://www.figma.com/proto/UwlDFHUPLEUy0TVD6BAK5k/Статистика-в-журнале?node-id=829%3A13240&viewport=528%2C1997%2C0.14243468642234802&scaling=min-zoom&hotspot-hints=0

            Well, since we are on "you", then
            1. Justify, where is rudeness in my comment?
            2. Please follow your speech. Uncultural wink
            3. I don't care much about internet trolls winked
  13. Poseidon
    Poseidon 2 December 2020 17: 30
    -3
    There is nothing to check, but practicing strikes against the Donbas and then across Russia is quite possible .. Let's call everything by its proper names hi Ukraine has betrayed us specifically, it is one thing to talk about Maidana and freeze money, and another enemy aircraft are conducting a reconnaissance of the area on the borders of Russia!
    We, too, do not sit idly by and complain to the UN.
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  14. Storog dvornik
    Storog dvornik 3 December 2020 10: 20
    0
    Well, if the Air Defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has something left that can shoot down the An-2, then they will cope with the American UAV ...
    In terms of speed, the American is faster than 150 km / h ...
    Is the ceiling 15 km away? For the ZR line of the "C" family, this is not a problem ...
    S-300, it seems like not all have rotted yet? ..