Retired US intelligence officer: Patriot air defense systems after transfer to Ukraine will become an easy target for Russian troops
The supply of American Patriot anti-aircraft systems will not change the situation with air defense, and the complexes themselves will become a fairly easy target for Russian troops. This was stated by retired US Marine Corps intelligence officer Scott Ritter.
According to the military, the Patriot air defense system is too complicated to operate; its use will require trained crews, which must undergo special training. In addition, the complex cannot be integrated into the air defense system of Ukraine, which has long been outdated and created on the basis of the Soviet one. All this will make the air defense system an easy target for Russian troops.
- he added.
Many Western experts are inclined to the same opinion, stating that American air defense systems will bring more problems to Ukraine than they will solve them. It is assumed that the Russians will specifically hunt for American air defense systems in order to destroy them, and it will not be difficult to establish their location. The only thing that Patriot air defense systems are capable of in this situation is to amuse Zelensky's pride, who will be given a very expensive weapon, but not capable of changing the course of the Russian special operation.
Meanwhile, as it was reported the day before, a decision on the supply of American anti-missile systems to Ukraine has not yet been made. White House spokesman John Kirby said that he does not have the relevant information, Biden is allegedly waiting to be provided with all the data on a possible delivery, and the Pentagon generally shrugged. In general, Washington cannot confirm the transfer of complexes to Kyiv.
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