The expert explained how dangerous the emergence of NASAMS air defense systems in Ukraine

According to sources, the Armed Forces of Ukraine received NASAMS anti-aircraft missile systems from the United States. Vladimir Zelensky spoke about the same on September 25 in an interview with CBS, thanking the United States for the assistance provided.

As the Fighterbomber military expert wrote in his telegram channel, NASAMS is a Western analogue of the S-300 system, using air-to-air missiles that are converted to launch from ground systems. At the same time, NASAMS is dangerous in that it is capable of operating over almost the entire range of altitudes that Russian combat aircraft use. The range of destruction of the complex, depending on the missile armament, reaches about 180 km.

At the same time, NASAMS does not work well at low altitudes and is not suitable for effective destruction of helicopters. NASAMS uses a locator in its work, and therefore is vulnerable to X-31 anti-radar missiles. Also, the SAM locator can suppress Russian electronic warfare systems.

According to Fighterbomber, the transfer of NASAMS systems to Ukrainians does not fundamentally change anything, but this new factor must be taken into account. The Ukrainian armed forces have many Buk and S-300 systems at their disposal, and the main danger to Russian aviation comes from the ZA and MANPADS of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
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  1. Irek Offline Irek
    Irek (Paparazzi Kazan) 26 September 2022 17: 56
    Another junk hahlam was shaken off, at the price of a new one.
  2. Ivanushka-555 Offline Ivanushka-555
    Ivanushka-555 (Ivan) 26 September 2022 18: 47
    The transformation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine into a full-fledged modern army is underway before our eyes. In half a year it will already be one of the strongest armies in Europe, after Russia. Maybe it's time to start hitting Poland and Romania?
    1. Dimitry Arsenev Offline Dimitry Arsenev
      Dimitry Arsenev (Dimitry Arsenev) 26 September 2022 19: 35
      In addition to armored vehicles, Lithuania also transferred cannons of the 40s, it remains to transfer a batch of 18th century muskets and the Armed Forces of Ukraine will become the first not only on the planet, in the universe right away - beware of Alpha Centauri!
  3. Pavel volkov Offline Pavel volkov
    Pavel volkov (Pavel Volkov) 26 September 2022 21: 15
    I wonder what will come next?
    Pull even further until the aircraft are delivered by the US military to the APU-shniks?
    So that we are already hiding in the basements? (who lives a few hours from Ukraine)