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 drones "Geranium-2".

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. +2
      December 16 2022
      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. +2
        December 16 2022
        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. +1
        December 16 2022
        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. 0
        December 16 2022
        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. 0
        December 16 2022
        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. 0
          December 16 2022
          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. 0
            December 16 2022
            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. 0
              December 16 2022
              Quote: BlackMokona
              So far, the course of the SVO does not inspire such hopes.

              Maybe by then at least the infra will die?!
              1. 0
                December 16 2022
                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. 0
          December 17 2022
          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. 0
            December 17 2022
            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. +1
      December 16 2022
      I suspect that the Patriots are already in Ukraine.
      Americans love to give us unpleasant surprises.
      1. 0
        December 16 2022
        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. +1
      December 16 2022
      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. 0
      December 16 2022
      Not far off and the supply of tanks, unfortunately time works against Russia
    5. 0
      December 16 2022
      Given that 300 soldiers were called up, why could Ukraine continue to hold out for six months or more?
      1. 0
        December 16 2022
        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. +1
      December 16 2022
      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. 0
      December 16 2022
      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!

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