Ukraine appears to be using US-aided equipment such as fake anti-aircraft shields to confuse Russian fighters, as well as makeup for Kiev’s lack of defense and missile complexes.
The Eurasian Times reported that the US appeared to have given Ukraine “threat-emitting devices”. In essence, this is a device that can emit signals like an air defense radar but does not have the full functionality of the radar. However, it can effectively deceive enemy fighters, making Russia believe that this is a Ukrainian air defense complex.
According to observers, this is considered a temporary solution in the context that Ukraine lacks many air defense systems to protect the airspace against the overwhelming opponent in terms of military capabilities.
Ukraine lacks an air defense shield
Nearly 10 months after the outbreak of the war, the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS), although numerically and technologically superior to the Ukrainian Air Force, have yet to gain complete control of the Ukrainian airspace.
According to the Eurasian Times, the air war is not only a contest of equipment and weapons on both sides but also a strategy to prevent Russian aircraft from entering the airspace, based on a series of air defense systems.
Ukraine deploys medium and long-range air defense systems, such as the S-300 and Buk-M1, forcing Russian warplanes to fly at an altitude of fewer than 4,500 meters, right within the range of the air defense systems. shoulder portable (MANPADS).
However, up to the present time, the number of surface-to-air missile (SAM) launchers and SAM rockets in Ukraine’s possession seems to be decreasing at a rate that observers perceive as potentially causing problems Great deal for Kiev.
According to Oryx, images from the scene confirm that Ukraine lost about 36 S-300 launchers. It is likely that the actual number will be even higher as there are some demolitions that are not published.
In addition, Russia in recent months has been using the tactic of rain of fire when launching a large number of missiles and suicide drones (UAVs) to overwhelm Ukraine’s air defense system. Massive attacks have made Ukraine’s SAM missile arsenal face the risk of exhaustion.
Recently, Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov, said that Kiev is in discussions with other countries to add to Ukraine’s S-300 missile arsenal.
“The S-300s work very well. But the fact that they are not made in Ukraine means that we are having to draw fire from the stockpile. Therefore, we are negotiating with the parties about the transfer. S-300 missiles from their stockpile to Ukraine,” Reznikov said.
Fake anti-aircraft shield tactics