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Ukraine chose Soviet air defense systems, not American ones


Ukraine preferred to use the Soviet Buk SAM.

Despite the fact that the Ukrainian authorities are quite aggressive towards Soviet and Russian weapons, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine decided not to purchase American air defense systems, but to use Soviet Buk systems. Due to the fact that very few ammunition remains for these air defense systems on the territory of Ukraine (most of the missiles are recyclable and dangerous for further use - ed.), This country decided to create its own missile, which will improve the capabilities of the complexes and extend their life. for at least a decade.

As can be seen from the information presented in the Ukrainian media, the budget has been allocated funds for the purchase of foreign equipment to produce missiles for SAM "Buk", which will allow Ukraine to independently engage in the production of medium-range missiles for these systems.

About what exactly rocket in question, so far remains unknown, but military analysts doubted that Ukraine will be able to really create a new missile complexes for the "Buk".

"The best that can Ukraine do is copy the existing missiles 9M38M1, but to develop a new medium-range missiles can be no question, at least in the next few years 5-7", - said a specialist Avia.pro.

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