NATO is sending signal jammers to Ukraine to counter Iranian-made suicide drones.
The chief of the military alliance said the system would be delivered within days.
In recent weeks, the Russian military has increased its use of explosive and deadly drones.
NATO is sending signal jammers to Ukraine to help Russia counter the deadly Iranian-made suicide drones it has used to terrorize cities far from the front lines.
busy in fact At the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum on Tuesday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the military alliance would deliver “hundreds” of anti-drone jammers to Ukraine “within days.”
These systems will help Ukraine “to deal with the specific threat of drones,” Stoltenberg said in a virtual interview.
Stoltenberg originally said of future deliveries of drone jammers: Press conference In Brussels last week, he said the system would “help disable Russian and Iranian-made drones and help protect the people and critical infrastructure of Ukraine.”
Stoltenberg said last week that anti-drone equipment would be part of a package that includes fuel, winter clothing and medical supplies.
Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Dmitro Kuleba said: “I welcome @JensStoltenberg’s statement regarding NATO’s plans to provide Ukraine with an anti-drone air defense system in the next few days. This is exactly what we discussed and requested. That’s it,’ he said. Said after Tuesday’s announcement. “For Ukraine, this means more lives saved and energy infrastructure better protected. Thank you NATO.”
The Moscow army in recent weeks Using Iranian suicide drones Russian President Vladimir Putin’s forces step up attacks on Ukrainian cities far from the frontlines of the war, which faces weeks of military setback. Ukrainian officials say Russia used a swarm of suicide drones Attack Kyiv – kill a few people.
Drones like the ones filmed in Kyiv Shahed-136Unlike conventional unmanned aerial vehicles, the Shahed-136 is a loitering ammunition. That means you can pinpoint a target, dive into it, and hang out before it explodes. People have come to call it suicide or kamikaze drones. They are relatively small systems packed with explosives and carry a range of about 1,250 miles.
These recent drone attacks have proven deadly, prompting the United States and other NATO allies to scramble to deploy advanced and much-needed weapons. air defense system to Kyiv.
Meanwhile, war experts question Putin’s decision to spend on the military. Low in stock long range precision ammunition terrorist campaign He said it was an unsustainable tactic and unlikely to have good consequences for Russia.
“The aim, I believe, is to weaken the resolve of the Ukrainian people to stand up to the brutal Russian aggression against their country. [Putin] It will fail because every other attempt to control Ukraine since the February invasion has failed,” Stoltenberg said on Tuesday.
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