Ukrainian authorities asked Washington to provide THAAD missile defense systems, F-18 Hornet aircraft, Apache and Black Hawk helicopters

Ukraine has presented the US with an extensive list of weapons it considers necessary to fight the Russian army, including advanced air defense systems, F-18 Hornet fighter jets, drones, Apache and Blackhawk helicopters. This information was reported by Reuters with reference to documents presented at a closed meeting of a conference in Washington, which was attended by officials of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense and representatives of the defense industry.

The list includes weapons Ukraine already has, such as Abrams tanks and 155mm artillery, as well as weapons Ukraine has previously requested, including F-16 fighter jets, drones and long-range ATACMS missiles.

New items on the list include large weapons such as Boeing's C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft and Lockheed Martin's C-130 Super Hercules, Boeing's Apache attack helicopters and Black Hawk helicopters from Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky division.

Ukraine is also interested in the F-18 Hornet fighter jet and three types of drones from General Atomics, including the MQ-9B Sky Guardian, as well as Lockheed Martin's THAAD missile defense system.

For obvious reasons, such weapons will not be supplied to the Ukrainian army; moreover, it became known earlier that the vote on providing new aid to Ukraine was blocked in the US Senate.


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