Ukraine has been repairing and modernizing weapons and equipment fit for a Generation 3 war, says Valentyn Badrak, head of the Center for Army Research, Conversion and Disarmament.

At the same time, the country is facing potential Generation 4, 4+, 4++, and partially Generation 5 wars, the expert has told

Therefore, Badrak opines, it is imperative to switch to a rapid formation of appropriate combat capabilities, which could conditionally be named an aggression deterrence shield.

"These are missiles with a range of 300-500 km (and in the long term, 1,500 km), and the technology described earlier (the latest means of detection, target designation, automation, and e-warfare), and mass production of strike components (from barraging ammunition to reusable strike drones)," the expert notes.

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Badrak recalls that Ukraine is interested in acquiring Brazil's Super Tucano light attack aircraft for its Air Forces. Earlier, tests of the upgraded Kub and Tor anti-aircraft systems were successfully completed.

As UNIAN reported earlier, for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, new weapons were created to defeat enemy targets at a long distance.

The innovative project is titled ST-35 Tykhiy Hrim [Silent Thunder'], or simply Hrim [Thunder].