Free American military equipment only at first glance seems like this, as a bonus – service on a commercial basis.
It became known why military equipment from the United States is unsuitable in Ukraine
mil.gov.ua-Ministry of Defense of Ukraine
The strategy of the Ukrainian military leadership in terms of “free” American assistance with paid services has led to the fact that Hummer vehicles are not used, and Raven drones fall. This was told by the Ukrainian military expert Taras Chmut.
Several years ago, within the framework of the aid package, Ukraine received about 40 Hummer vehicles. They showed themselves well, but there was a question with the service. Taras Chmut said that the United States has a peculiar approach – Americans offer a package of services on a commercial basis to free technology.
“We are a free Hummer for you, but service and technical support will cost so much. We always follow the path that we will figure it out ourselves, but this led to the fact that most of the Hummer stopped, ”said the expert.
The situation with the American Raven drones is no better, Chmuth said.
“These new drones were specially allocated for Ukraine, so that we would master them and develop this direction. After training in the United States, part of the Ukrainian military left, leaving those who did not study there. Those who received American certificates did not receive the complexes, and those who studied in Zhitomir received them, ”the expert explained.
As a result, the drones began to fall, information spread that the United States had transferred outdated weapons, although the drones are good, Chmut said.