Deputy head of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff called Ukraine's air defense a top priority for US military assistance

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Deputy head of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff called Ukraine's air defense a top priority for US military assistance

Currently, Ukraine is experiencing certain problems with ensuring the protection of its facilities from air strikes. In this regard, Ukraine's air defense remains a priority in terms of Washington's military assistance to the Kyiv regime. Admiral Christopher Grady, First Deputy Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, stated this.

According to the admiral, who spoke at the conference of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the supply of new air defense systems is the most important task. That is how, the admiral noted, America can support Ukraine.



Grady also added that a separate area of ​​assistance to the Kyiv regime to protect the airspace is countering unmanned aerial vehicles.

However, deliveries of air defense systems to the Kyiv regime, apart from the promises of US military officials, face two main problems. The first is the high cost of the same Patriot air defense systems, which much richer countries than Ukraine cannot afford to purchase in large quantities.

The second problem is personnel: it is not very clear who will serve the complex Western-made air defense systems, at least at the level that requires officer (engineering) qualifications. Ukraine has such specialists, if it has them, but in limited quantities.
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    1. 0
      April 5 2023 21: 03
      tanks and infantry fighting vehicles and armored vehicles have already been sent to a friend (the hamers themselves and others (it remains to supplement the air defense! so the question of what awaits the Russian Federation ????????????? Were not ready?
      Or I don't understand! I understand that the info war is on, but still!
    2. +4
      April 5 2023 21: 05
      Well, who will serve ... American blacks will become mykols and taras.
    3. 0
      April 5 2023 23: 18
      All. That's it, that's it... Kapets of your air defense, kapets... Previously, you had to think with a pumpkin, before...
    4. +1
      April 6 2023 00: 33
      Deputy head of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff called Ukraine's air defense a top priority for US military assistance
      . The question is ... what are they going to give to the Kukuevskys and where will they get something ???
      In such a case, the option "with the world on a string", a good shirt will not work, Trishkin's caftan, nothing more.
    5. 0
      April 6 2023 00: 56
      Very "convenient" news for sycophant patriots.
      Now they have a long-awaited answer - an excuse: "Here you see! Ukrainian air defense is so strong because of American air defense systems and radars! It doesn’t work, therefore, to bomb the bridges and railways of Ukraine"
      Such is the cunning answer to the indignant and unanswered questions of our people: Why was the object and border air defense of Ukraine not completely suppressed? Why didn’t Ukrainian bridges across the Dnieper be destroyed by aircraft and missiles in a YEAR (!)? Why is systematic work not being carried out to decommission the main part of the Ukrainian railway? Why are some refineries, fuel depots, gas stations in the frontline still operating in Ukraine?
    6. 0
      April 6 2023 01: 04
      The Poles can almost officially attend.
    7. -1
      April 6 2023 01: 16
      the high cost of the same Patriot air defense systems that much richer countries than Ukraine cannot afford to purchase in large quantities.

      Hmm. And who said that the Sumerians would buy them for money? The author, you yourself wrote above that air defense is a priority in terms of military AID. And if this is help for money, then this is a business. Although, of course, the West will shout at every corner that this is help (however, we have different concepts of help with them), just like Lend-Lease in the Great Patriotic War, which was paid for in gold.
      But with the staff, yes, most likely - the problem.
      And another problem is the creation of an air defense system. Separate installations, batteries and divisions that are not combined into a system are not effective enough. Of course, they can create a smut for our aviation, so we also need to take this issue seriously.
      1. -1
        April 7 2023 09: 59
        like Lend-Lease to the Great Patriotic War, which was paid for in gold.
        Not all and not exactly. All weapons and ammunition lost and used up in the war were written off without payment. For everything that the USSR had left after the war, the choice was given whether to return or redeem with an installment plan of 10 years. Payment in "gold" was subject to dual-use goods - food, clothing, locomotives, metals, etc., or everything that was purchased by the USSR in excess of lend-lease.
        By the way, the gold on the cruiser "Edinburgh", sunk by the Germans, was not for lend-lease, but in excess of it. The USSR did not buy out the remaining weapons, let alone return them. He also refused to pay in installments, and only under Putin in 2006 did they finally pay off US government supplies, refusing all private traders. lol
    8. 0
      April 6 2023 01: 39
      Quote: Poplar
      the high cost of the same Patriot air defense systems that much richer countries than Ukraine cannot afford to purchase in large quantities.

      Hmm. And who said that the Sumerians would buy them for money? The author, you yourself wrote above that air defense is a priority in terms of military AID. And if this is help for money, then this is a business. Although, of course, the West will shout at every corner that this is help (however, we have different concepts of help with them), just like Lend-Lease in the Great Patriotic War, which was paid for in gold.
      But with the staff, yes, most likely - the problem.
      And another problem is the creation of an air defense system. Separate installations, batteries and divisions that are not combined into a system are not effective enough. Of course, they can create a smut for our aviation, so we also need to take this issue seriously.

      Read at least on Wiki how Land worked, and do not write nonsense.
      1. 0
        April 6 2023 16: 23
        I agree with you: I got a little excited with Lend-Lease, wrote garbage. I just forgot a little detail. But in general, this does not change the essence of my comment. And the bottom line is that the outskirts will not pay for anything, at least in money.
    9. 0
      April 6 2023 02: 00
      The essence of the libel is "a hole for you from a donut" !!!
    10. 0
      April 6 2023 07: 56
      The author of the article linked the unconnectable: Patriot and the fight against UAVs. It is not intended for this. At the end of 2022, the United States signed a contract with Raytheon for the purchase of NASAMS for Ukraine. A contract for $1,2 billion, six batteries, 12 launchers each, for a total of 72 launchers (and Ukraine already has 12). This air defense system can still somehow fight the air defense system. But in general, the main problem of NATO with Ukrainian air defense is that NATO's main air defense system is IA, and not air defense systems.
    11. -1
      April 7 2023 09: 45
      Very logical. In order to advance, it is necessary to ensure air supremacy. Ukraine cannot achieve this. But now is not the 40s of the last century. You can simultaneously destroy enemy aircraft with your air defense systems, and bombard him with missiles, which are now guided even better than when working from an attack aircraft. Thus, air supremacy will be ensured (paradox) without aircraft.
      The main thing is that the enemy does not begin to realize his advantage, which he still has. BYE.

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