The US has reportedly supplied Kiev Forces with advanced anti-radiation missiles in a bid to weaken air defenses providing cover to the ongoing Russian special military operation in Ukraine.
On August 7, Russian sources shared photos showing the remains of a US-made AGM-88 HARM anti-radiation missile, that was allegedly launched by Kiev forces, near a position of the Russian military in an unspecified part of Ukraine.
The AGM-88 was designed to detect, attack and destroy radar and transmitter. The proportional guidance system that homes in on enemy radar emissions has a fixed antenna and seeker head in the missile’s nose. A smokeless, solid-propellant, booster-sustainer rocket motor propels the missile at speeds over Mach 2.0. The missile has a minimum engagement range of 25 kilometers and a maximum range of up to 150 kilometers.
The US didn’t announce that it will supply Ukraine with AGM-88 missiles. Nevertheless, Kiev’s Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said in July that Ukraine will receive anti-radiation missiles, which were not previously in the arsenal of its forces.
The AGM-88 can be launched from several advanced Western fighter jets, none of which are in service with the Ukrainian Air Force. It is possible that Kiev forces have been firing AGM-88 missiles from ground-based launchers.
Israel used a similar tactic to fire the air-launched AGM-45 Shrike and AGM-78 Standard anti-radiation missiles in the 1970s and 80s.
While ground launchers provide a solution, they will significantly limit the capabilities of the AGM-88. Since the missile is launched without the benefit of an aircraft’s speed or high altitude, its range will be considerably shorter.
It remains unclear what version of the AGM-88 was supplied to Ukraine. The missile’s newest version, the AGM-88E AARGM, features the latest software, enhanced capabilities intended to counter enemy radar shutdown, and passive radar using an additional active millimeter-wave seeker.
The Kiev’s newly-acquired anti-radiation missiles will not likely have any real impact on the battlefield due to the density of Russian air defenses and the strong presence of the Russian Aerospace Forces over Ukraine. These missiles were likely supplied by the US only to deplete the Russian military.
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“In the Voznesensk area of the Nikolaev region an arsenal that stored 45,000 tons of ammunition recently supplied to the Ukrainian Armed Forces by NATO countries has been destroyed,” the Russian MoD stated, adding that Russian forces eliminated five other ammo depots. Millions of Tax-Euros destroyed in seconds. “Meanwhile, the Russian army conducted strikes on the deployment point of units of Ukraine’s 72nd mechanized brigade at an agricultural facility in the Donetsk People’s Republic city of Artemovsk, wiping out up to 130 soldiers and eight transport and armored vehicles, the ministry’s statement read.” So the Allied forces became bored to wait for the Ukrop Kherson Offensive, so they started their own offensive in the region.
Let me remind everyone again that from the outset of Russian SMO, the US-led NATO has already capitulated and conceded defeat since they refused to send their soldiers in the fray knowing full well the superior capability of RF forces, to let alone the rejection of imposing a no-fly zone over Ukrainian airspace. On a side note, non of these weapons supplied from the west would ever change the outcome of this war which is a victory for Russia.
This isn’t about winning or losing for the West. You misunderstand what they consider winning and losing. They think they are winning because they are killing Russians everyday. Remember, Ukrainians are Russians. So, dead Ukrainians, dead Russians, it’s all the same to them.
Yes, but at the end of the day the political will of the hostile West (HQ’d in Washington DC and London) to impose Nato domination upon Ukraine has been directly challenged, contested and defeated by Russia. This is a critical victory for Russia, the roll-back of The United States led West and Nato from Ukraine by way of force. What the U.S. was doing with Ukraine was a existential threat to Russia itself, it had to be stopped.
They miscalculated. They lose on the economic, monetary (Dollar) front and risk popular uprisings in the winter. I think Uncle Scam would be more than happy to have a face saving off ramp.
Ukraine has a nazi-fascist government with a jew comediant nazi-fascist president. So, winning the war agaist Ukraine is winnig a war against nazism, which in fact is supported by Israel.
The dumbass Americunts and their NATO lapdogs have sent everything but the kitchen sink to the Jew cabal in Russian Ukraine, but the corrupt NAZI AFU is stuck in reverse gear and daily “tactical retreats”.
another overrated “made in USA” crap. Why is it even mentioned? Selenski behaves like a burning chicken compared to Putin, who is absolutely relaxed- that alone shows how the war is going for the West ;)
In Ukraine, Good is becoming victorious over evil. The NAZI Ukraine and its western bed mates are getting defeated. Whatever weapons they supplied, the Allied forces of Russia and the Donbas forces are expanding and becoming victorious. When the west supplied powerful weapons to the anti Russians, in the future Russia will supply powerful weapons to those fighting greedy colonizers.
The USA never abandons it’s Allies…russia is learning this the hard way… heheheh
I bet you even wrote that line with a straight face of a professional piss artist.
Wrong. You abandoned South Vietnam to its faith. You dropped them like a hot potato.
The US has no allies! They only have cowardly vassals.
People in Vietnam and Afghanistan would disagree with you ya yankee moron!
Now Brandon,Schwab , rockerfellar Rothschild and other Jews know that those missiles are no good
One has to fear for the amount of American servicemen that shall die in the next conflict that the terrorists in DC get themselves directly embroiled within… Payback will be a bitter pill for the clown in the WH, The Hill and Pentagon.
@Mr.Turk You know Mackinder’s “Heartland Theory? Putin defends the heartland against greedy NATO/EU/USA! Zelensky is NATO’s stupid psychopathic puppet with bloody hands
If the USAF or other Nato air force is involved in the conflict, then those platforms are going to be targets, be they operating over Ukrainian airspace or not. The airbases too.
Why would such weapons be a surprise? Russia should target any depots and transports of weapons going into Ukraine.
Doesn’t seem to be making any difference
Why are the both the russians and the ukrainians still using huge arms depots where tons off ammo can be blown up with one attack. The russians should learn from iran/ lebanon to have many smaller arms depots and the US tools called ukraine should just do what the us teached their other tools called al qaida and isis. Make many smalls arms caches and put them in the basement of civilians.
Thanks USA for all the support, as many weapons as possible to drive the dictator Putin back to Russia.
Listen to me coward cop, delusion is a manifestation of existing psychiatric illness widely believed to be associated with excessive indulgence with illicit drugs or alcohol.
Don Bacon Julio…??????
Whos this dictator you want to drive to Russia? Is he part of the WHO?
Happy hunting President Zelensky… heheheh
The Putin cockroaches are trying to destroy the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in a desperate attempt to leave southern Ukraine without electricity for the winter. This is the type of grotesque military plan that only someone like Adolf Hitler would come up with. The difference is that Vladimir Putin could end up murdering far more people than Adolf Hitler ever dreamed of. The fucking terrorist piece of shit wants to destroy all of Europe including Russia.
Our govts are the ones murdering us.
It’s the Ukrop Nazis who are bombing the plant motherfucker. Plus, your comment makes no sense – southern Ukraine is now part of the RF, so Russia is obliged to deliver electricity to them, bitch.
For fuck sake the Russians operate the Zaporizhzhia power plant … if they want to shut it down they can use the off switch.
It’s the Ukrainians who are trying to shut it by shelling it … however that’s not really accurate … it’s Galician nazi’s who are shelling it trying to cause a nuclear disaster and blame it on Russia.
Why would they do this to their own country you ask? Because it’s not their country … they aren’t “Ukrainians”, they’ve occupied Ukraine since the fall of the Hapsburgs in 1918 made them orphans and they don’t give a fuck how many Ukrainians die.This is why they use their “own people” as human shields and send untrained conscripts to the front lines to die. …. they’re all dead Russians to them.
Do I have to show my peepee on camera though?
Yup, quite a few air launched missiles can be adapted for ground launch. Something that Russia might do as well to declutter some of its older inventory of firepower. Advanced look down patrols by fighters like Su 57 or 30s might help detect threats, and could help prevent casualties if coordinated quickly enough with ground forces and their decoy assets.
Air launched missiles derive a lot of their speed, range and kinetic energy from the speed and altitude of the aircraft launching them. Yes you can likely launch them from the ground but they won’t fly far and the energy they have in rocket fuel will be spent getting them to the target instead of maneuvering to acquire the target and / or avoid interception.
That is true, you might roughly halve the range.
And some more good news for my friends of the forum: Standartenoberjunker “Alexander Sobolev”, a native of the Lvov region has been properly denazified today by the Allied Forces in the Donetsk Republic.
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This issue wouldn’t be an issue of if the Russian Air Force had air superiority over the Ukraine and could target and destroy ANY NATO arms shipment the moment they crossed over into the Ukraine. I don’t know what the Russian Air Force is doing, but air interdiction of NATO supplies coming into the Ukraine doesn’t seem to be one of them. They seem to be more busy in Syria then in the Ukraine. Imagine the annoying photos of visiting NATO ministers taking selfies with Zelensky we would have been spared if the Russian Air Force was doing its job.
Russia allows US trash—they want to bankrupt moron amerikans —what we do not sell on black market they destroy
IN computer simulation I have fired hundreds of these missiles AGM-88 from computer flight simulated F-18s and understand the capabilities of these.
They are very good missiles that work against enemy SAM sites or anything that is picking your aircraft up on their radar. The missile is fired and it tracks the radar signature emitted from the enemy radar/SAM site which you intend to destroy. They are “fire and forget” – You can just fly home after firing them and not have to track them to the target. It also works against ships. These AGMs can be shot down by the same SAMs that you are trying to destroy though.
I am not sure how good they could be if used from the ground. In any case it is not good that the US has given these things to the Ukrotard army. It just shows the depravity of the USA these days.
Furthermore… all railways, landing strips and highways coming into Ukraine should be destroyed. Ukraine should have been cutoff from the West months ago, and secluded. People like Boris Johnson should not have been able to visit Ukraine.
boris is not people–she is genus of hyena
zelensky tranny surgery center contributed my penis to Russian meat grinder; zelensky sausage factory exported it to USA hot dog company…Sawyer claims very delicious
And there the scrap lies in a thousand pieces…..yaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn…. what next JUSSA? Mr Bear kicking fat wobbly angloZionaZi ass in rump Ukropland so it doesn’t have to kick fat wobbly JUSSA ass in Slumville proper.
To Odessa already coZ General Winter is on his way and Urupp on its way back to the 17th century.
this appeared in recent comedy w me zelensky hunter crack pipe biden and tranny Tommy Sawyer…we donate trash to zelensky—he sells to ISIS invests in mansions Beverly Hills