According to him, it is highly unlikely that Ukraine will use this system to counter drones, since its use in large numbers allows “to break air defense systems,” reports RIA Novosti.
Iddon noted that destroying the Patriot could be successful because the system does not easily move to evade attacks. The reviewer explained that a single battery can require as few as three people to operate, while moving it and setting up all of its components requires up to 90 people.
Recall that last week, President Joe Biden, during a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, officially announced that the United States would send Ukraine an additional $1.8 billion aid package, which would include the Patriot missile defense system.
The representative of the Ukrainian Air Force command, Yuriy Ignat, later said that the command had already drawn up a list of military personnel who would be trained to control the Patriot. Meanwhile, according to retired US General Mark Hertling, the Ukrainian Armed Forces will soon be unable to use these air defense systems. Kyiv will need months of preparation to use the complexes.