In order to enhance the strength of the Ukrainian navy, the U.S. government is considering providing it with a certain number of "Perry" class frigates.
The U.S. military will provide military and technical assistance to the Ukrainian Navy through the U.S. embassy, the U.S. government wrote to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry Monday, the Ukrainian National News Network reported. If Ukraine agrees to take over the ships, they will be transferred through the Excess Defense Clauses Program (EDAP).
The U.S. Embassy has offered the Ukrainian Defense Ministry naval aid, an anonymous source from the Ukrainian Navy has confirmed this, "but we have not decided to accept it because many factors have to be taken into account, including the training of the crew of these ships, the cost of ship maintenance services projects."
These warships may be deployed in the Black Sea because of the excessive displacement of these frigates in the Azov Sea. Prior to this, the United States and NATO warships and aircraft into the Black Sea have aroused concern in Russia, and sent warships and aircraft to monitor, and Russia's military deployment and exercises along the Black Sea coast, also aroused concern in the United States and NATO.
This month, NATO held the "Clear Sky 2018" multinational joint military exercise in Ukraine, which was held in Ukraine from October 8 to 19, is the largest multinational joint exercise since Ukraine's independence, with 950 members from nine countries, including the United States, Britain, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, the Netherlands and Poland. Military participation. The main subjects of the exercise are air-to-ground operations, including air interception (AI) and close air support (CAS), as well as air maneuvering operations, air medical transport, network defense and personnel rescue.
The US Army dispatched F-15 fighters and C-130 transport planes. It is noteworthy that this exercise is the first time the U.S. Air Force F-15D fighter landed at Ukraine Air Force Base. But during the exercise, a Ukrainian Su-27 twin-seat fighter plane crashed, killing one Ukrainian and one American pilot.
The Perry class missile frigate is the largest number of frigates built by the United States after the war and exported to nearly ten countries and regions. On September 29, 2015, with the retirement of the last U.S. Navy "Kaufman" so far, the U.S. Navy "Perry" class frigate all retired.
The Perry class missile frigate, designed by the United States in the mid-1970s, was officially delivered to the United States Navy in 1977. Perry, a low-cost general-purpose escort ship, has built 55 U.S. destroyers to replace World War II destroyers. The Perry class frigate is mainly designed as a multi-purpose vessel for air defense and anti-submarine missions. The purpose is to provide offshore escort for amphibious warships and merchant ships in a medium-threat environment in a potential war with the Soviet Union and Warsaw Treaty States. It can also defend against aircraft and anti-ship missiles.
Although Ukraine inherited the naval heritage of cruisers and frigates after the collapse of the Soviet Union, it gradually became a Navy equipped with light frigates, patrol ships and speedboats owing to limited military expenditure. The recent weapons replacement program mainly relies on the purchase of second-hand foreign ships and U.S. assistance. According to Russian satellite news agency reported on September 21, Ukraine plans to buy three old Danish minesweepers, a total value of 102 million euros, Denmark has also approved the deal. Reported that Ukraine's naval commanders no longer expect to achieve military equality with Russia in the Black Sea and the Azov Sea, but believe that the country needs a refined and effective fleet, similar to Norway, Israel and other countries'navies. On September 28, the U.S. Coast Guard handed over two island-class patrol boats to the Ukrainian Navy at the U.S. Navy base in Baltimore, Maryland.
After the Crimea crisis in 2014, Ukraine strengthened its cooperation with the United States and NATO. At the same time, the United States has begun to provide assistance to Ukraine in the name of military equipment technical assistance and security and defense, including radar, anti-tank missiles and night vision goggles and other important military equipment, a total of nearly $1 billion.
In March, the U.S. State Department formally approved the sale of Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine for a total price of $47 million, including 210 missiles and 37 launchers.
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