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The American system of antimissile defence (ABM) MIM-104 Patriot without the use of the aviation system of radio-location and guidance Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) equivalent Russian anti-aircraft missile systems (SAMS) “Buk-M2”, reports RT the statement of the military expert Alexei Leonova.
“If not, then the Patriot in its characteristics closer to “Buk-M2″. USA, trying to inflate out of this history [of the attack on Saudi Aramco in Saudi Arabia] anti-Iranian campaign, shot themselves in the foot, because it turned out that their facility is absolutely useless,” said the source.
Earlier in September, the source, the Russian defense Ministry said that the complexes of air defence (PVO) in U.S. production could not repel the attack drones in Saudi Arabia due to the mismatch to the declared characteristics.
The attack on Saudi Aramco facilities in Saudi Arabia occurred on the morning of September 14. What happened in Riyadh and Washington accuse Tehran, which supported the Yemeni rebels, the Houthis, who took responsibility for the attack. According to the Ministry of defense and aviation of Saudi Arabia, the attack on Saudi Aramco facilities carried out 18 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and seven cruise missiles. U.S. Secretary of state Michael Pompeo, commenting on the inaction of the MIM-104 Patriot in the attack on the Saudi Aramco facilities in Saudi Arabia, said that the air defense system does not always produce the desired result.
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