The transfer information appeared on January 5, 2023, based on the results of the conversation between German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and US President Joe Biden.
The training of 70 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Germany began on February 2, 2023. Courses on mastering the Patriot air defense system took place at an accelerated pace – six days a week. At the same time, another group of Ukrainian military mastered the MIM-104 air defense system Patriot in the USA starting as early as January 16, 2023.
We will remind, theoretically, the MIM-104 Patriot in the PAC-3 MSE (Patriot Advanced Capability 3 Missile Segment Enhancement) configuration can shoot down ballistic targets, such as long-range 48Н6DM anti-aircraft missiles of the S-400 complexes and cruise missiles of the Kh-22 “Burya” type.
Technical specifications of MIM-104 Patriot of different versions
Weight – 914 kg (PAC-1/PAC-2), 312 kg (PAC-3), 373 kg (PAC-3 MSE)
Length – 5310 mm (PAC-1/PAC-2), 5200 mm (PAC-3), 4826 mm (PAC-3 MSE), 4600 mm (PAAC-4)
Diameter – 410 mm (PAC-1/PAC-2), 255 mm (PAC-3), 300 mm (PAC-3 MSE)
Wingspan – 850 mm (PAC-1/PAC-2), 510 mm (PAC-3), 920 mm (PAC-3 MSE)
Warhead weight – 90 kg
Fuel – solid rocket engine
Operational range – 90 km (PAC-1), 160 km (PAC-2), 30 km (PAC-3), 60 km (PAC-3 MSE)
Target height – 24,200 m
Maximum speed – Mach 2.8 (PAC-1), Mach 4.1 (PAC-2/PAC-3)
Platform – mobile semi-trailer with 4 or 16 launch containers