Switchblade guided missiles are part of the US military aid package for Ukraine
The Switchblade guided missiles of the American company AeroVironment are included in the package of military assistance provided to Kiev by Washington.
The borne ammunition was previously included in the list of weapons that Ukraine requested from the United States following consultations held last weekend. The use of Switchblade missiles by the Ukrainian military requires appropriate instruction from the U.S. side, which can be conducted “remotely.”
The missile comes in two variants – Switchblade 300 and Switchblade 600. The lighter Switchblade 300 is designed to deliver high-precision strikes on personnel, while the 600 is designed to destroy tanks and armored vehicles.
U.S. President Joe Biden, speaking briefly at the White House on Wednesday about Washington’s military assistance to Kiev, said U.S. authorities intend to give Ukraine additional weapons, including air defense systems, anti-tank systems, small arms, ammunition, and drones.
Speaking of drones, the U.S. leader was referring to Switchblade vehicles. Biden also announced that the U.S. will allocate an additional $800 million in military aid to Ukraine, which will bring its volume this week to $1 billion.