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US colonel reveals Patriot system's "historic" feat in Ukraine

Posted on AllSides June 10th, 2024
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A senior U.S. Army officer has confirmed that Ukraine used one of its American-made Patriot surface-to-air missile systems to down a Russian Beriev A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft in January 2024. Colonel Rosanna Clemente, the assistant chief of staff of the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, said in comments at the Fires Symposium event last month that Ukraine's Western-provided Patriot anti-air systems are serving in various roles. Some Patriot launchers, Clemente said, are "being used to protect static sites and critical national infrastructure, others are being...

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