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US congressman: Ukrainian army will be able to use Patriot systems no earlier than in six months

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US congressman: Ukrainian army will be able to use Patriot systems no earlier than in six months

Adam Smith, Chairman of the Armed Forces Committee of the House of Representatives of the US Congress, announced the approximate timing of the delivery of the Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems promised by the Pentagon to Ukraine.


According to the congressman, the Ukrainian army will be able to use the American Patriot systems not earlier than in six months.

Also during an interview with Politico, Smith announced plans to supply NASAMS anti-aircraft missile systems in the short term, which could potentially be effective in countering Geranium-2 drones.

American General Patrick Ryder, in response to warnings from Russia about the likely transfer of American air defense systems to Ukraine, stressed that the United States is not conducting military operations against Russia and does not plan to start them.

In addition, the Pentagon does not comment on the possibility of supplying Ukraine with Patriot air defense systems, adding that there is currently nothing to announce about this.

Equipped with guided surface-to-air missiles, the Patriot air defense system was developed in the United States back in the 1970s. Currently, it is in service with many NATO countries and not only NATO.

Patriot is part of the integrated missile and air defense system. The air defense system is capable of firing at several targets simultaneously. For its effective use, an entire air defense perimeter must be built, consisting of several levels.
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  1. APASUS
    APASUS 16 December 2022 13: 17
    +2
    A representative of the US military department emphasized that the training courses for Patriot air defense systems operators last 1,5 years. Who will sit behind the Patriot air defense systems if the Americans promise to deliver them to Ukraine in 6 months?
    1. credo
      credo 16 December 2022 13: 25
      +2
      The Poles and Romanians, who already have these same systems in stock, will be able to sit down even tomorrow, and we will consider all other outpourings of both American and domestic experts about the timing of the delivery of Panriots to Ukraine and putting them into operation as ordinary verbiage and concealment of reliable facts. sad
    2. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 16 December 2022 13: 28
      +1
      They promise to train in 6 months, stipulating that this period is not enough. This means that there will be American operators, it is not for nothing that the United States let slip about the increase in the number of its military in Ukraine. After that, Biden began to refute this information.
    3. oleg-nekrasov-19
      oleg-nekrasov-19 16 December 2022 13: 37
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      Americans or calculations from NATO countries will sit down and integrate it with the NATO air defense system, in particular with the air defense system that is being deployed in Poland, this is an act of aggression by NATO against Russia. Therefore, in order for this provocation not to become a reality, it is necessary to completely lay down the entire energy infrastructure of Ukraine and begin to deal closely with the railway.
    4. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 16 December 2022 15: 14
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      Quote: APASUS
      A representative of the US military department emphasized that the training courses for Patriot air defense systems operators last 1,5 years. Who will sit behind the Patriot air defense systems if the Americans promise to deliver them to Ukraine in 6 months?

      Most likely, they simply began to teach operators from the very beginning of the NWO, just in time for 1.5 years from the beginning of the conflict, there will be deliveries.
      1. isv000
        isv000 16 December 2022 15: 36
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        Quote from: wanna
        Most likely, they simply began to teach operators from the very beginning of the NWO, just in time for 1.5 years from the beginning of the conflict, there will be deliveries.

        Just by this time, the operators will be out of work ...
        1. Blackmokona
          Blackmokona 16 December 2022 16: 19
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          Quote: isv000
          Quote from: wanna
          Most likely, they simply began to teach operators from the very beginning of the NWO, just in time for 1.5 years from the beginning of the conflict, there will be deliveries.

          Just by this time, the operators will be out of work ...

          So far, the course of the SVO does not inspire such hopes.
          1. isv000
            isv000 16 December 2022 16: 29
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            Quote: BlackMokona
            So far, the course of the SVO does not inspire such hopes.

            Maybe by then at least the infra will die?!
            1. Blackmokona
              Blackmokona 16 December 2022 17: 36
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              Quote: isv000
              Quote: BlackMokona
              So far, the course of the SVO does not inspire such hopes.

              Maybe by then at least the infra will die?!

              And what does the Patriot care about her?
      2. APASUS
        APASUS 17 December 2022 09: 40
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        Quote: BlackMokona
        Most likely, they simply began to teach operators from the very beginning of the NWO, just in time for 1.5 years from the beginning of the conflict, there will be deliveries.

        In the US, the bureaucracy is no worse than we are. Funds should be allocated for certain needs and written off. I don’t think that in the USA they already knew in advance that they would put the Patriot air defense system
        1. Blackmokona
          Blackmokona 17 December 2022 11: 17
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          Quote: APASUS
          Quote: BlackMokona
          Most likely, they simply began to teach operators from the very beginning of the NWO, just in time for 1.5 years from the beginning of the conflict, there will be deliveries.

          In the US, the bureaucracy is no worse than we are. Funds should be allocated for certain needs and written off. I don’t think that in the USA they already knew in advance that they would put the Patriot air defense system

          Training can be done without confidence in the supply, just as the bureaucratic machine began to actively unwind in the United States even before the start of the NWO. When their intelligence already knew for sure that a war would begin. The same law on Lend-Lease went to Congress even before the start of the NWO. Thus, we can confidently assert that the current scenario of the war was one of the options that were played out in the Pentagon, because Lend-Lease is needed only when the war is dragged out strongly. And with such a delay, you can immediately think about the supply of all kinds of different things and what these supplies need, like training
  2. km-21
    km-21 16 December 2022 13: 22
    +1
    I suspect that the Patriots are already in Ukraine.
    Americans love to give us unpleasant surprises.
    1. isv000
      isv000 16 December 2022 15: 38
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      Quote: km-21
      I suspect that the Patriots are already in Ukraine.
      Americans love to give us unpleasant surprises.

      Quite logical. That's why you need to extinguish the cast iron ...
  3. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 16 December 2022 13: 58
    +1
    Ukrainian army will be able to use Patriot systems no earlier than in six months
    He kept silent about what will be used by those who remain, by this time, in the Ukrainian army!
  4. Ryaruav
    Ryaruav 16 December 2022 14: 02
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    Not far off and the supply of tanks, unfortunately time works against Russia
  5. bath
    bath 16 December 2022 14: 46
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    Given that 300 soldiers were called up, why could Ukraine continue to hold out for six months or more?
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 16 December 2022 15: 15
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      Quote from: wanna
      Given that 300 soldiers were called up, why could Ukraine continue to hold out for six months or more?

      Before that, Russia had a million regular soldiers, plus a couple of million other security officials who are also actively used in the war. Why should an additional 300 change something drastically? Especially considering that they are mobilized, who have very little experience, motivation and other things?
  6. Petr_Koldunov
    Petr_Koldunov 16 December 2022 15: 33
    +1
    After the Americans had been arguing all spring that Hymars would not be staged, but in the summer it was nevertheless staged ... I said that I was not surprised and asked - what's next? Hymars first! Then the Patriots? And then the Minutemen?
    And he was fiercely minus. Obviously, many did not believe in such a development of events.

    And all summer the Americans really categorically dismissed this possibility from all the stands. "No, the Patriots will NEVER be delivered to Ukraine! It's impossible!"... but in the end it's now allowed.

    My question has been shortened a little - but on the whole it has remained the same: what's next? Minutemen?
    Come on, minus me now for the Minutemen wassat
  7. isv000
    isv000 16 December 2022 15: 34
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    US congressman: Ukrainian army will be able to use Patriot systems no earlier than in six months

    And by that time, either the donkey will die or the padishah will die!