May 22, Poroshenko said that Ukraine conducted the first rocket complexes.
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that given the state of anti-tank missile complexes “javelin” will be applied in the combat zone in the Donbass only in the case of a full-scale offensive on the part of the Russian-controlled militants.
The head of state said may 23 during a speech in Nikolaev on celebrations on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the creation of the marine corps of Ukraine.
Note that on may 22, Poroshenko said that Ukraine held the first launches of missiles “javelin”, recently official Kiev gave US.
“The use of” javelin “gives priority to the tasks of defeating enemy armored vehicles and greatly increases the survivability of our anti-tank units, decreases the risks of losses of personnel,” – said the President.
Of course, this is purely defensive weapons that the USA provided to Ukraine, will be used only in the case of a full-scale attack by fighters controlled by the Russian Federation, and will not be used for the escalation of the conflict in the Donbass. It will be an additional deterrent to Russian aggression, – said Poroshenko.
We will remind, on April 30 it became known that the US sent to Ukraine party of anti-tank systems “javelin”. Already on 2 may, the Ukrainian military has moved from the theoretical to the practical preparation of calculations “javelin” at the training centers of the armed forces.
What is a “javelin”? This American portable antitank missile complex (ATRA). The first production of the third generation ATGM, which is inherent in the principle of “fire and forget” – the operator of the missile system should not accompany and to adjust the flight of the rocket until it approaches the target. “Javelin” is designed to defeat armored vehicles, fortifications on the ground, and also some aircrafts flying at low altitude and speed, helicopters or UAVs. Has been used successfully in Iraq.
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