One of the much vaunted PATRIOT missile systems given to Kiev to fight Russia, fired about thirty Air Defense missiles overnight but in the end, was hit by a Russian inbound attack. Video below shows the salvos and the final inbound Russian hit. Ukraine is actively (and desperately) trying to have the video removed!
Overnight, Russia engaged in a very thorough missile attack against Ukraine, with what appears to have been a "saturation" attack against Kiev for the express purpose of overwhelming missile defenses.
Ukraine and its supporters are furious that these videos are published. They are actively and aggressively demanding the videos be taken down "because they can identify Air Defense locations for Russia to hit."
In fact, there are literally DOZENS of these brain-dead NAZI Ukraine supporters aghast that the videos are available. Why they're supporting a NAZI regime is beyond me, but then again they're probably the same idiots who wore masks and got the death dart for COVID! No one pays attention to them because they're demonstrably stupid.
In the first video below, we can see what __may__ be a PATRIOT system, (might also be NASAMS) deployed near an apartment or other large complex, firing about thirty outbound missiles:
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Doing the numbers:
I counted 30 Patriot PAC-3 MSE launches here.
The cost of these per missile in FY2024 is about $5,275,000.
That was $158,250,000 fired in about two minutes. And as we see, the battery or something else got hit and exploded. So it failed in its mission.
The cost of a Patriot battery to the U.S. military is over a billion dollars, so its destruction is a significant thing
$5,275,000 is US port cost- PER MISSILE. By the time they reach Ukraine, cost must have blown to $20 million plus.
If the Russians get the US to use 30 Patriot Missiles a day (or more), soon the US will start seriously eating into it's stockpile of Patriot Missiles.
I am unsure of the build rate on the Patriot Missiles but I think it is safe to assume that it is nowhere close to even 150 per month (5 per day) let alone 200 a week.
Saturation Attacks so as to overwhelm a defense's amount of ready to use ammo is already a stated potential attack option by the Chinese against our fleet assets in the Pacific. It looks like that has now become a tactic of the Russians wrt Ukraine's air defense systems.
Be interesting to know if any Patriot Missiles were in those weapons storage areas that were blown up earlier in the week.
The Patriot system is designed to shoot down sitting ducks as they glide in on a constant trajectory.
The Kinzhal hypersonic missile approaches its target with evasive maneuvers at a speed of over Mach 10. The missile pushes a plasma-mach-wave in front of it making it invisible to radar detection. There is no missile defense system in the world (including high energy lasers) which can shoot these suckers down.
Based on the video above, scratch one Patriot battery at a cost of about $1 billion dollars.
This is how you can tell the Ukies had a bad night….
From Ukraine Defense official Telegram account:
“ Kiev is being hit with "Kalibers".
The head of the office of the President of Ukraine Ermak reports that the air defense is working and urges not to post videos from the sites of Russian missile strikes.
There are also reports from Kiev that the Internet, including mobile, does not work in some areas.”
More from Slavyangrad on Tele:
“ According to local sources for the Kiril Fedorov channel the explosion was at the site of a AD position in the Svyatoshinsky district of Kiev.
Apparently, ambulances have started arriving."
I would just add that one of the performance objectives of Kinzhal / Kalibr development was specifically against patriot missile batteries.
Tonight proved that the PATRIOT is obsolete technology.
It also proved that the entire western media has been lying through its teeth along with the Pentagon.
MIM-104 Patriot missile batteries stand no chance whatsoever.
They are utterly obsolete against Kinzhal.
It seems to me that the US today has become like a deranged, deviant, LGBTQ/BLMized version of the fall of the Roman Empire's last years.