“In the near term, we’ve been doing lots of things to make Ukraine’s existing air force stay in the air and be more capable,” Kahl said.
He pointed to the spare parts for Mig-29s that the US helped send into Ukraine to keep the Soviet-era fighter jets flying. Kahl then mentioned the missiles, 彼らと言って “can have effects on Russian radars and other things.”
The Ukrainians have not publicly acknowledged receiving or using HARMs.
最近では, open source reports have shown the remains of what appear to be the fin of a HARM missile that targeted a Russian position in Ukraine.
Kahl announced the missiles in a briefing about the Pentagon’s latest $ 1 billion weapons package
ウクライナ向け, the largest package of US weapons to date
The package was focused on supplying ammunition for some of the key weapon systems the US has sent to Ukraine. That includes the High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), which the Ukrainian military has effectively used to target Russian command posts, 弾薬庫, もっと, as well as the M777 howitzers that have been a critical part of the fight in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine.
ロシア, Kahl said, has had approximately 70,000-80,000 casualties of war, including killed and wounded in action, so far in the conflict.
“That number might be a little lower, little higher, but I think that’s kind of in the ballpark,” 彼は言った. He also added that Russia has lost between 3,000-4,000 装甲車.
With this latest package, the US has committed to sending Ukraine a total of $ 9.1 billion in security assistance since the beginning of Russia’s invasion in late February.