US Confirms Ukraine’s Patriots Downed Putin’s Rare Radar Plane: ‘Historic’

June 10, 2024


A senior U.S. Army officer has confirmed that Ukraine used one of its American-made Patriot surface-to-air missile systems to down a Russian Beriev A-50 airborne early warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft in January 2024.

Colonel Rosanna Clemente, the assistant chief of staff of the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, said in comments at the Fires Symposium event last month that Ukraine’s Western-provided Patriot anti-air systems are serving Kyiv in various roles.

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