These are the Western air defense systems protecting Ukraine

May 24, 2023

The Washington Post:

Air defense systems have proved essential to Ukraine as Russia bombards critical infrastructure and civilian targets.

This week, the newly arrived U.S.-made Patriot air defense system shot down missiles aimed at Kyiv, Ukrainian officials said, including advanced missiles that have previously eluded outmatched air defense equipment.

The Patriot is just one of several systems that Western allies have sent to Ukraine since the Russian invasion last year to help shore up Kyiv’s defenses. The systems form a grab bag of different capabilities and technologies that are vital in defending the skies from missiles, fighter jets and Iranian-made drones that have terrorized the capital.

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