Business Insider quotes Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Adrian Karatnycky on US aid in radar equipment to be shipped to Ukraine:
But the day after a high-profile meeting with Putin at the UN, President Obama authorized a deal that would provide the Ukrainian military with $20 million in radar equipment. According to Adrian Karatnycky of the Atlantic Council, the radar systems could seriously change the Ukrainian conflict’s calculus.
The US will now provide Ukraine with Q36 radar systems, an item that was high on Kiev’s military wish list. The radars are mobile and can allow “the immediate targeting of the point of origin of missiles from a range of 18 kilometers and rockets from a distance of 24 kilometers,” Karatnycky writes “More importantly, it enables operators to precisely locate the enemy’s artillery and rocket launchers after just one shot.”
Karatnycky thinks the radars could “help tip the balance” for Ukrainian government forces. As Karatnycky notes, 75% percent of Ukranian fatalities are “a result of artillery and missile attacks,” according to the country’s defense ministry.