No more than 2 months left before the arrival of air defense systems capable of shooting down ballistic missiles in Ukraine

Western air defense systems will be deployed in Ukraine in the coming weeks. The dispatch of the SAMP-T anti-aircraft missile system to Kyiv was confirmed by the head of the Italian Foreign Ministry, Antonio Tajani.

The ANSA news agency reports that the Italian air defense system will arrive in Ukraine within 7-8 weeks. During this time, the Ukrainian crews of the American Patriot air defense systems will complete their training in Oklahoma. Thus, by mid-spring, important sectors of the sky over Ukraine will be covered by Western air defense systems. Earlier we wrote that, most likely, these systems will cover Kyiv and the western territories of Ukraine.

The deployment of SAMP-T and Patriot in the country will make it difficult to effectively launch long-range missile strikes on infrastructure, since these air defense systems can also shoot down ballistic missiles. To date, the S-300 systems remaining at the disposal of the Armed Forces of Ukraine cannot effectively counteract Russian strikes. But already in April the situation may change for the worse for us.

Unfortunately, assumptions about the possible supply of Western air defense systems to Ukraine no earlier than six months later turned out to be erroneous. An accelerated training program has been developed for the Ukrainian military, thanks to which the Patriot and SAMP-T will be available to the Armed Forces of Ukraine in April.
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  1. Anton Kuzmin Offline Anton Kuzmin
    Anton Kuzmin (Anton Kuzmin) 3 February 2023 14: 20
    In real life, the European complex shot down one training target in polygon conditions. The American almost did not shoot down Scuds. All recorded as downed were modernized by the Germans. This increased the range, but the speed in the final section was prohibitive. Which, due to an off-design thermal load, led to the destruction of ancient Soviet missiles.

    In general, we will soon see how effective they are in reality ...
  2. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 4 February 2023 05: 36
    Well, well, I believe. No, seriously! But I’m embarrassed to ask, but what will the air defense systems themselves protect? From the same Iskanders and his younger brother Dagger? These two, like, in principle, are not intercepted by anything. also quite unpretentious. A small flock of "mopeds" is produced, the air defense system reacts, and suddenly something. It goes into active mode (no other way) and then something arrives (it will depend on the range) from hypersonic missiles. Curtain.
  3. Anatoly Kuznetsov (Anatoly Kuznetsov) 5 February 2023 10: 39
    It is necessary to smash all the deliveries of weapons on the border of Poland!!! And shoot down NATO transport aircraft over Ukraine! What to expect when it enters the battle?