Pentagon adds 40 armored patrol boats to latest Ukraine military aid package
The United States will send 40 armored river boats to Ukraine as part of the latest aid package.
The river boats are part of a $400 million aid package announced on Friday. This is the second time the US is sending river boats to Ukraine as part of ongoing aid in response to a Russian offensive.
The aid package does not detail the type of river boats the US is sending to Ukraine. Pentagon deputy press secretary Sabrina Singh did not give details but said how the river boats would be used was up to the Ukrainian military.
The US had earlier sent 18 river boats in June. Metal Shark dispatched six of those boats, USNI News previously reported. There are already six patrol boats operating in the Black Sea, navy news informed of.
Also part of the package announced on Friday are 45 refurbished T-72B tanks.
On Friday, a Russian drone attacked a Ukrainian Gyruza-M-class patrol boat, navy news informed of. The ship appears to have been hit by a warship moving around the Lancet. While neither Russia nor Ukraine has given details about where the Ukrainian patrol boat was operating, navy news Reported that it was probably in the Dnieper River.
While Russia has a more technologically capable navy, the Ukrainian military has been able to keep Moscow’s Black Sea Fleet largely ineffective against threats from anti-ship missile attacks. In April, the Ukrainian Navy launched the Russian Black Sea flagship RTS . drowned Moscow (121) After colliding with a pair of Neptune anti-ship missiles. On 29 October, Russian ships operating near the Crimean peninsula were attacked by unmanned surface and aerial drones, resulting in suspected damage to the guided-missile frigate RTS. Admiral Makarovy And another ship.
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