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Ukraine’s Air Force Spokesman Says Storm Shadow Missiles are Working, But Ukraine Needs ATACMS

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Launch of an ATACMS missile / Open source photo
Launch of an ATACMS missile / Open source photo

The past day, Saturday, June 24, was relatively calm in Ukraine. There were no massive missile strikes around the country on that day, but russians used various types of weapons during the shelling. In particular, enemy used the S-300 SAM system to launch missiles in ground-to ground variant to shell Zaporozhye. To counter such enemy strikes, Ukraine needs ATACMS missiles to destroy launchers on the ground

Yuriy Ignat, the spokesman of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, stated this on the air of the Edyny Novyny national telethon.

According to the official, in order to successfully respond to this type of missile (missiles for the S-300 SAM system, used on the ground - ed.), which are fast and carry a serious threat, Ukraine needs ATACMS missiles.

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russia uses its at S-300 and S-400 air defense missiles as ballistic rockets for shelling Ukrainian cities, Defense Express
russia uses its at S-300 and S-400 air defense missiles as ballistic rockets for shelling Ukrainian cities - tap the photo to find detailes on the issue

The speaker mentioned that Ukraine needs ATACMS missiles, which are used in the operational-tactical complex and have a range of up to 300 kilometers. These missiles can be launched using the HIMARS system.

Ukraine’s Air Force Spokesman Says Storm Shadow Missiles are Working, But Ukraine Needs ATACMS  missiles, Defense Express
ATACMS is usually kept in a container that is indistinguishable from a standard "six-pack" of missiles / Illustrative photo credit: Tyler Rogoway on Twitter

The spokesman of Ukraine's Air Force pointed out that these missiles leave no chance for the enemy, as they are capable to destroy their rear command posts, command centers, ammunition depots, and other targets. He also mentioned that Ukrainian forces already have long-range Storm Shadow missiles in their arsenal, which have shown good results.

As Defense Express reported earlier Ukraine’s Armed Forces destroyed Rosgvardiya’s base 115 km from the front line probably using Storm Shadow Cruise Missiles, Defense Express
As Defense Express reported earlier Ukraine’s Armed Forces destroyed Rosgvardiya’s base 115 km from the front line probably using Storm Shadow Cruise Missiles – tap the photo to find detailes on the issue

"We have long-range missiles in the form of Storm Shadow cruise missiles, which have given us positive results. Disrupting the enemy's logistics routes is key to our success, in addition to having air superiority. Ukrainian pilots swiftly and effectively destroyed russian columns at the beginning of the large-scale invasion through aerial strikes. Today, aviation and long-range weaponry are crucial for Ukraine. The missiles we have in our arsenal with the longest range are the Tochka-U' missiles. Their range is 120 kilometers, and we are still using them. russia has the Iskander-M missiles as well as the aeroballistic Kinzhal," Ignat stated.

Ukraine has expirience on how to eliminate russia's S-300 SAM system. Enemy S-300 destroyed with an M982 Excalibur munition , Defense Express
Ukraine has expirience on how to eliminate russia's S-300 SAM system. Enemy S-300 destroyed with an M982 Excalibur munition / Screenshot credit: CinC of AFU - tup the photo to find the video

As Defense Express reported, Ukraine Got HIMARS Rocket Launchers, But Without ATACMS as welll as we informed on What GMRLS Missiles Could Do. We also wrote on wheter HIMARS was really "Modified" to disable shooting ATACMS.

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