Russia is moving forward with new goals in the Ukraine war. Russian forces have recently stepped up attacks in pro-Russian eastern Ukraine, not the whole country. The United States has said it will provide new weapons to Ukraine’s forces to prevent Russia from advancing there.
In this phase, the United States will send military equipment worth 600 million. They have a new type of weapon in their shipment, which has aroused curiosity among many. They have named this weapon ‘Phoenix Ghost’.
According to a report by Qatar-based Al-Jazeera, the Phoenix Ghost is a type of unmanned bomber (drone). The US company Avex Aerospace has specially made this drone. The Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the drones were capable of carrying out attacks in the eastern Ukrainian city of Danbas.
Donbass consists of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions of eastern Ukraine. This mineral rich region has flat lands as well as hilly areas. Kirby, a Pentagon spokesman, told reporters Thursday that the Phoenix Ghost had the capability to attack targets located in the foothills.
Another US-made drone, the Switchblade, is similar to the Phoenix Ghost, said John Kirby. These drones are mainly used to carry out suicide attacks. The switchblade and the Turkish-made ‘Beraktar TB-2’ drone are playing a major role in resisting Russian forces in Ukraine.
John Kirby did not give details about Phoenix Ghost. It was not immediately clear how far the drone would go and how capable it would be of attacking specific targets.
John Kirby said the drones would have cameras. This will bring up the image of where the drone will be located. However, the main goal will be to attack.
A Pentagon spokesman said the drones had not yet been delivered to Ukraine. His words indicate that they will be sent soon.
Russia launched an attack on Ukraine on February 24. John Kirby has already said that work is underway to make this special drone. He says Ukraine’s military is working to build a weapon capable of fighting in eastern Ukraine in response to demands.