Ukrainian Air Force boasted American high-speed missiles AGM-88 HARM


For several weeks, Ukrainian publics and functionaries have been unsubstantiated saying that the Ukrainian Air Force was armed with American high-speed AGM-88 HARM anti-radar missiles. Then fragments, presumably belonging to them, began to flicker in Russian information resources. Now Ukrainian pilots have decided to openly show off these US-made precision-guided munitions with a maximum launch range of 150 km (minimum 25 km).


A propaganda video appeared on the Web confirming the presence of the AGM-88 HARM near Kyiv. The footage shows two Ukrainian Air Force MiG-29 light fighters equipped with these missiles. The video makes it clear that these aircraft have recently been adapted to use such aircraft weapons.


The video captures the moment of the paired launch of the AGM-88 HARM during the current conflict on Ukrainian territory. This indicates that the integration of the NATO weapons system and the Soviet aircraft has indeed taken place.


Previously, there was an opinion that to “cross” two completely different Technology, Soviet / Russian and Western, is absolutely unrealistic. Therefore, experts suggested that the United States handed over to Ukraine not only the ammunition itself, but also pylons for them with “stuffing”. In addition, there is a version that the on-board computer of the aircraft determines the type of missile not as AGM-88, but as R-27PE. Thus, a similar "upgrade" can be done with the Su-27 fighter. After that, they came to the conclusion that successful "crossing" will lead to an increase in the supply of such American ammunition to Ukraine after October 1, 2022, when the new fiscal year begins in the United States and Lend-Lease will work.
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  1. Valera75 Offline Valera75
    Valera75 (Valery) 30 August 2022 18: 55
    +3
    Will the carriers of these missiles remain by October, and indeed, in general?
  2. zuuukoo Offline zuuukoo
    zuuukoo (Sergei) 30 August 2022 19: 51
    0
    We are waiting for the next article of the next "expert" who will tell about how useless all these missiles are and how easy it is to evade them, shoot them down, disable them with electronic warfare, etc.

    ZY: it is clear that, like any Western weaponry, it is promoted beyond measure, as was the case with the "holy" javelin, baikatars and others, but nevertheless, there is nothing particularly good about it.

    And the worst thing is that instead of organizing a conflict between the United States and Mexico (at worst, Ukraine and Poland - fortunately they also have something to share) with the money of China and cutting money, our leadership got into a conflict with Ukraine with EU money, allowing the United States to cut fat.
    1. svoroponov Offline svoroponov
      svoroponov (Vyacheslav) 30 August 2022 21: 18
      +3
      These missiles are serious business. That's just our air defense installations Buk, Tor and others can determine that this is exactly such a missile and shoot them down. This is not a new development. It has long been in service and the countermeasures of our air defense to counter it are well known. The ROCKET poses a danger to uncovered stationary radars and radio-contrast objects.
      1. Yuri V.A Offline Yuri V.A
        Yuri V.A (Yuri) 31 August 2022 02: 39
        +1
        Naturally, our systems determine everything and bring everything down, everyone already knows that the same slow-moving junk like Harpoon is dangerous only for defenseless ships
  3. Victor 17 Offline Victor 17
    Victor 17 30 August 2022 20: 07
    +3
    I wonder when at the top they will begin to adequately respond to the threats that the West poses
  4. ont65 Offline ont65
    ont65 (Oleg) 31 August 2022 04: 37
    +2
    Ukraine no longer has its own Air Force. How much more will our former allies under the Warsaw Pact be able to supply to these two MIGs, and even converted for American missiles? All this looks more like propaganda than real forces capable of somehow changing the state of things.
  5. LeeSeeTsin Offline LeeSeeTsin
    LeeSeeTsin (Stas) 31 August 2022 06: 18
    +2
    Eh, experts pierced once again. What is it - an underestimation of the enemy or the presence of the Bologna formation.
  6. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 1 September 2022 13: 45
    0
    Any missiles flying at 50-70 km and fired from an aircraft can safely bombard the Crimean bridge or Sevastopol from the neutral territory of the sea.
  7. Sergey3939 Offline Sergey3939
    Sergey3939 (Sergei) 3 September 2022 09: 18
    0
    And the missiles and these adapted "flyers" shot down and will shoot down!)))