US emergency aid package for Ukrainian defense to compensate for losses
announced Pentagon on May 31 announced an additional security assistance package for Ukraine It contains basic weapon capabilities. Against Russian airstrikes targeting critical infrastructure across the country.
The latest package, valued at up to $300 million, marks the 39th Department of Defense equipment withdrawal for Ukraine . Since August 2021.
According to observers, this package came as an emergency package after a success Russia Recently, huge weapons depots were destroyed and two American Patriot missile systems were destroyed.
Content of the aid package
The aids included in the package are additional ammunition for the Patriot air defense systems And Avenger missiles stingerAIM-7 air defense missiles. The package also includes more artillery and anti-armor capabilities, as well as precision air munitions and other items.
The recently announced aid comes on the heels of recent Russian drone attacks targeting civilian infrastructure. in Ukraine away from the front lines.
“Russia has continued to wage a brutal war,” National Security Council spokesman John F. Kirby said during a White House briefing. And completely unjustified against Ukraine And launched more air strikes and bombed Ukrainian cities across the country,” according to his description
The latest Russian offensive included 17 separate air strikes targeting the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, in May alone. Kirby said those attacks harmed civilians and damaged vital civilian infrastructure. “In response, the United States will continue to help them by giving them the things they need to better defend themselves,” he said.
The Biden administration has appropriated more than $37.6 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion in February 2022. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III emphasized the urgent need for assistance. Ukraine In defense of its airspace during last week’s meeting of the Ukrainian defense.
According to US sources, “one of Ukraine’s most urgent requirements is ground-based air defense.” “This contact group will continue to strive to assist Ukraine in defending the skies.
The AM-7 Sparrow is an American radar-guided hypersonic missile that can intercept and destroy targets. In difficult weather conditions, and it does not require launching or directing it, seeing the target by sight.
Aircraft types (F-4 T, F-16, F-15 E, F-15 C) can use it. The missile guidance system is a semi-positive propeller system, and the missile is guided using continuous or pulsed Doppler beams.
Guidance is carried out on the rays emitted by the target aircraft, and then reflected to the missile’s guidance head, so the target must be illuminated. Continuously, while the missile is in flight. The AM-7 Sparrow has a fragmentation warhead, and its rocket engine provides a continuous incremental thrust.
The AM-7 Sparrow has a digital information processing system that enables it to be programmed to meet potential threats, and the ability to track two targets. in one angle of view at a time, with the ability to predict the future location of a target.
This reduces the effect of the fade phenomenon on the steering process, tracking and avoiding the effect of noise gathering of the main beam. The missile has the ability to search and destroy low targets. The missile also has launch capabilities outside the visual range.
It is a short-range defense system mounted on the American Humvee, multi-tasking, against low-altitude air targets. They are helicopters, drones, cruise missiles, and close fighters.
The Avenger system is a gyro-stabilized turret with an array of missiles stinger Vehicle on a Humvee quad. propulsion (a multi-purpose wheeled vehicle with high mobility), and the Avenger system can. To work independently on fixed platforms or on other types. of military vehicles. The crew of the system includes two people, the driver and the shooter.
A portable ground-to-air defense system that directs the ground-to-air missile by following infrared rays. And it may be transformed into different bodies to be thrown from ground and air vehicles (Stinger Air Force).
total length Stinger missile 1.52 meters long with a diameter of 70 mm, a weight of 15.7 kilograms, and a range of up to five kilometers, at a height of 4,800 meters. The warhead of the missile weighs three kilograms and is equipped with a proximity fuse. Its speed exceeds the speed of sound. The solid fuel rocket engine propulsion system operates with a separate booster for the first stage of the trajectory.
It is a surface-to-air missile defense system used before United States of America and a number of its allies. The system is manufactured by the American company Raytheon.
The Patriot replaced both the Nike-Hercules system for high and medium defense and the MIM-23 Hawk tactical system for medium defense as well. About its role as an anti-ballistic missile (TBM) system, which is its main mission at the present time.
The Patriot uses advanced interceptor air missile systems and highly efficient radar systems