Two Patriot Missile Launchers Destroyed in Russian Attack

On March 9, it was reported by Forbes that two Ukrainian Patriot Batteries were destroyed by a Russian hypersonic missile strike.

According to Forbes, a Russian drone operator located a Ukrainian convoy outside of Pokrovsk, Ukraine. Shortly after, a Russian Iskander hypersonic missile hit the convoy.

This is the first time in the Ruso-Ukraine war that Russia has managed to locate and strike any part of a Patriot Missile Battery. 

This is a major loss for Ukraine, as the Patriot Missile Batteries are integral systems of the Ukrainian air defense grid. This single attack reduced available Ukrainian Patriot Missile launchers by 7-13%, according to Forbes.