Javelin anti-tank guided missile systems conducted combat training in Ukraine
In Ukraine, they said that the cadets of the Armed Forces of Ukraine conducted live firing for the first time using American anti-tank missile systems. We are talking about the Javelin ATGM system, which previously began to arrive in Ukraine, including as military-technical assistance.
Until now, cadets have reportedly previously had the opportunity to practice ATGM launches from Javelins exclusively in computer simulation mode. For this, the ATGM was connected through a system of sensors to a multimedia panel, on which various targets were displayed and where the launch was fixed and the missile hit or missed was noted.
For the first time, combat firing was carried out on the basis of the 184th training center of the Getman Sagaidachny Military Academy.
Reports from Ukrainian sources indicate that the live firing was carried out as the final stage in the training of the American-made FGM-148 Javelin generation ATGM operator.
As it turns out, in this case, cadets are those servicemen who underwent additional training on the basis of the National Academy of Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. These are 30 ATGM operators, for whom the general training course lasted for two weeks.
The presented footage demonstrates the launch of an anti-tank guided missile of a complex supplied from the United States. After a few seconds, an explosion noise is heard - hitting the object is visible. What exactly this object is is not reported.
The head of the training organization, Lieutenant Colonel Nikolai Khanas, called the combat training launches from Javelin the "crown" of training for ATGM operators.
When delivering its ATGMs to Ukraine, the United States stated that the storage, training of the Ukrainian military and any launches from Javelin would be carried out under the control of the American military.
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