American HARM missiles played a significant role in the counteroffensive, – Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
American AGM-88 HARM missiles played an important role in the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Kharkiv and Kherson regions. They helped destroy or extinguish the air defense systems of the Russian invaders.
About this Channel 24Yuriy Ignat, spokesman for the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said. Earlier, military expert Yigal Levin on Channel 24, discussing the situation in Balakliya, noted that military theorists argued that a lightning breakthrough of 50 kilometers was virtually impossible to make without complete air superiority. However, the Armed Forces of Ukraine managed to carry out such an operation in the Kharkiv region without complete control of the sky.
HARM missiles seriously helped
According to Yuri Ignat, during such operations , of course, it would be better to have full control in the air. However, in the case of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, everything was somewhat different. Control in the sky was achieved thanks to air defense.
These 50 kilometers are not such a long distance for our air defense systems. The S-300 systems have a range of 75 km. The enemy also has more powerful systems such as the S-400, which can hit much greater distances,” Ignat noted.
According to him, American HARM missiles, which “hunt” for air defense systems, played a significant role in the counteroffensive . the occupiers were even forced to turn off their radars.
Control in the sky over airspace is provided not only by fighter aircraft, but also by air defense systems. HARM missiles, which are today adapted to our fighters, have done their job. hands, – said Ignat.
In addition, do not forget about Western artillery, which helps Ukrainian troops to destroy hostile targets. This literally allows “jewellery to cut out cancerous tumors that have appeared on our territory.”
Let us add that Yuriy Ignat has already emphasized that a unique air defense system has been created in Ukraine, which is not found anywhere else in the world. The military combines different systems to shoot down Russian missiles and keep the sky under control.