​It Was Announced How Many NASAMS Air Defense Systems Ukraine Will Receive

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Ukraine will receive two batteries of modern NASAMS air defense systems
Ukraine will receive two batteries of modern NASAMS air defense systems

NASAMS can qualitatively strengthen the Air Force of Ukraine. The main question is only when Ukraine will receive these air defense systems

The anti-aircraft defense of Ukraine will receive two batteries of anti-aircraft missile system NASAMS. This was announced on the air of "Radio NV" by the speaker of the Command of the Air Force of the AFU Yuri Ignat.

NASAMS launcher vehicle, Defense Express
NASAMS launcher vehicle

"We were promised not two pieces, but two batteries. We understand that few countries in the world have such high-tech weapons and stand in line for them," he said.

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At the same time, Ignat noted that it is impossible to name the exact number of systems.

NASAMS SAM, Defense Express
NASAMS SAM / Illustrative photo from open sources

"We are talking about two batteries, which have not only launchers, but also certain vehicles for charging, target detection and maintenance of the complexes," said the spokesman of the AFU command.

AIM-120 AMRAAM missile, Defense Express
AIM-120 AMRAAM missile

NASAMS (National/Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System) is a distributed and networked short- to medium-range  ground-based air defense system developed by Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KDA) and Raytheon. The system defends against unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), helicopters, cruise missiles, unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs), and aircraft.

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