Kiev asks Washington to strengthen its anti-missile defenses against the coming winter and expected attacks on critical infrastructure.
Ukraine wants to receive short-range radars from the US. Authorities in Kiev are preparing for a difficult winter period, with Russian missile attacks on civilian facilities and energy infrastructure expected.
According to Politico, Ukraine is looking to acquire short-range Sentinel radars to track ballistic missiles, slow-moving unmanned aerial vehicles, planes and helicopters. As noted in the article, Ukraine emphasizes that this type of supply is crucial to survive the winter.
“The new radars will be able to cover a wider range of areas in the country that suffer daily from Russian attacks and can be used to protect factories where Ukrainians plan to produce their own weapons,” the release said.
Russian missile attacks
Ukrainian authorities previously warned that the Russian Federation would carry out massive missile attacks on Ukraine in the fall and winter.
The Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reported that the Russians managed to collect 290 missiles for the Iskander complexes, 165 Kalibr naval cruise missiles and 80 Dagger missiles.
Military expert Mykhailo Zhirokhov believes that Kherson, Kharkiv, Zaporizhia and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts are at the greatest risk of attacks using Iskander systems. He pointed out that most of the missiles collected by the Russians are Iskanders. They are unable to hit targets from long distances, for example, in the central or western regions of the Ukrainian state. Their range is 500 km.
Iskander is a self-propelled launcher belonging to the family of Russian operational-tactical missile systems.
It is worth noting that since the beginning of the large-scale invasion, Ukrainian soldiers have already destroyed 1,560 cruise missiles of the Russian Federation.
Source: Do Rzeczy
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