Patriot air defense systems will not protect Ukraine from Russian missile strikes, their deliveries will inflict image and other losses on the US. However, Western attempts to strengthen the air defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine should not be discounted. The United States has indicated its readiness to supply Patriot air defense systems to the Armed Forces The United States will approve a new military assistance package, which will include Patriot air defense systems. CNN reported that Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin could approve a directive this week to redeploy one battery of the system from those already in Europe. A standard Patriot SAM battery includes: