American-made parts were found in a Russian Kh-101 cruise missile shot down by Ukrainevs air defense, Defense Express reported. The American-made electronic module was produced by the US company Vicor and can be purchased on AliExpress.
Defense Express obtained closeup pictures of a Russian Kh-101 missile shot down over Kyiv Oblast posted by police chief Andrii Nebytov.
Russian Kh-101 missile shot down over Kyiv on 23 November / Andrii Nebytov
Closeups of the cruise missile’s power supply system revealed ready-made power modules of DC-DC converters by the American company Vicor.
“This company is quite well-known on the international market and is on the list of manufacturers that supply their products under direct contracts with the Pentagon,” Defense Express writes.
Russia continues producing these Kh-101 cruise missiles at a fairly high rate, about 180 units per year, according to Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense. This is made possible by the availability of these western-made modules, Defense Express reports.