The press service of the Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine informed on April 5, 2023, that American Avenger self-propelled surface-to-air missile systems have already arrived in Ukraine and will protect the airspace from Russian drones and cruise missiles in the operational zone in the north of Ukraine.
Source: The press service of the Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
“Avenger self-propelled surface-to-air missile systems are already on combat duty in the Northern operational zone. They are capable of providing short-range mobile air defense for civil infrastructure facilities, units of the Security and Defense Sector against cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, aircraft and helicopters at low altitudes,” said the Commander of the Joint Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Serhiy Nayev.
Serhiy Nayev noted that Ukrainian military was trained in the management of air defense systems in Germany. The Commander of the Joint Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine thanked the partners and testified that the equipment is easy to use.
The Avenger is equipped with a thermal imaging sight that allows it to operate day and night. The vehicle is armed with Stinger missiles and a large-caliber Browning machine gun. It is controlled from the vehicle’s turret or from a remote control. Avenger missile system has a radar station of an enhanced type, so the Russian army has no way to detect this target.
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