Ukrainian soldiers sank two Russian warships with Harpoon missiles from truck-mounted launchers, Pentagon spokesman William LaPlante said. He recalled that at the end of May, the Ukrainian army was practicing the use of Harpoon missiles.
According to LaPlante, the Ukrainians used modified Harpoon missiles to attack Russian ships. According to Defense One, the missiles were removed from the warship and installed on trucks.
– They were unloaded from the ship and placed on several flatbed trucks, then another truck was connected to the power source by cable. It turned out that the missiles could be launched this way, and two Russian ships were sunk with these missiles the following week, the representative said Wednesday. pentagon.
William LaPlante added that the Boeing Harpoon anti-ship missiles used in the attack were handed over to the Ukrainians by one of the allies. America. However, he did not specify which country he was referring to.
He explained that at the end of May, the Ukrainian army conducted training on the use of Harpoon missiles, and in mid-June, Kiev announced that it had received a batch of these missiles. Denmark.
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