US senators called on Biden to provide Gray Eagle drones

US senators called on Biden to provide Gray Eagle drones to Ukraine

The operational characteristics of the Gray Eagle UAV, as well as the strike lethality and survivability of these drones, can increase the effectiveness of the strikes of the Armed Forces. militarytimes.com

A bipartisan group of US senators called on the Biden administration to provide Ukraine with advanced MQ-1C attack drones, known as the Gray Eagle. Appropriate technology can help the Armed Forces on the battlefield.

It is reported The Wall Street Journalciting an official letter from members of Congress.

“Giving Ukraine the MQ-1C will provide a significant long-term advantage and the potential to change the strategic course of the war in favor of Ukraine”– emphasized the senators.

As reported, American lawmakers also drew attention to the fact that the operational characteristics of the Gray Eagle UAV, as well as the lethality of strikes and survivability of these drones “complement the existing weapons systems used by the Ukrainians” and also increase the effectiveness of strikes by the Armed Forces.

At the same time, the senators note that training the Ukrainian military to conduct combat operations with the MQ-1C will take 27 days. And if Ukraine had its own drones, it would “could find and attack Russian warships in the Black Sea, breaking the forced blockade and easing the twin pressures on the Ukrainian economy and world food prices”.

As you know, in March The Wall Street Journal reported that secret components were removed from Stinger anti-aircraft missiles simply by unscrewing a few screws. This turned out to be enough for the USA to hand them over to Ukraine. Therefore, it is expected that the corresponding procedure will be applied to strike drones.

It will be recalled that Ukraine asked the USA to provide Gray Eagle MQ-1C drones a few months ago. But the Biden administration rejected this proposal.

Earlier we reported that Ukraine can receive Gray Eagle drones from the USA, but there is a nuance.

The Ministry of Defense also told what kind of military aid Ukraine needs.

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