The U.S. Department of defense wants to give Ukraine radar AN/TPQ-36 Firefinder and AN/TPQ-37 Firefinder, the media says.
the story is about a mobile radar designed to detect artillery batteries. Their radius of action, as noted, is from 25 km to 50 km, informs news Agency referring íàWall Street Journal. Print Edition indicates that " the proposal is still required to get approval from the White house."
It also emphasizes that the Obama administration continues to oppose sending Ukraine lethal military assistance, such as artillery and air defenses, fearing escalation of the conflict in the East of Ukraine." The U.S. has provided Ukraine with 20 light radar used to detect and suppress mortar calculations, another 10 will give her to the end of the year. Their range is only about 9 miles ", - stated in the publication. The magazine also emphasizes that certain of these radars have already been lost, damaged or captured by the militia. Remember, 3 radars AN/TPQ-48A LCMR in November 2014 were transferred to the Ministry of defense of Ukraine from the presence of the American army as part of a package of U.S. military aid to Ukraine for a total amount of 118 million dollars. In January 2015 two of the transmitted radar LCMR have failed. And on the 19th of February there was a video showing one LCMR radar, captured by militias in the area of Debaltsevo after the retreat of Ukrainian troops. On the boxes with this radar was applied serial number " 369 ", which corresponds to the number of one of the three stations, transferred to Ukraine in November.