The United States is in the process of purchasing NASAMS air defense systems from Norway for transfer to Ukraine


In early July, Washington announced the allocation of a new package of military assistance to Kyiv in the amount of about $820 million. It should include, among other things, Norwegian-made air defense systems - 2 batteries of mobile (mobile) NASAMS air defense systems of small-medium range.


At a recent briefing, the Pentagon speaker assured journalists that the United States is already in the process of purchasing the mentioned air defense systems from the Kingdom of Norway for subsequent transfer to Ukraine. However, he did not provide dates and details, as he does not have details about "the specifics of the contracting process", but "the case is definitely moving forward."

We remind you that on July 20, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin thanked the Scandinavian country for its cooperation in transferring NASAMS air defense systems to Ukraine during the Rammstein-4 virtual summit. These air defense systems were developed by the Norwegian company Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace in conjunction with the American company Raytheon in the interests of the Norwegian Armed Forces.

As of 2022, NASAMS-III is the latest modification to enter service in 2019. These SAMs can launch AIM-9 Sidewinder and IRIS-T SLS short-range missiles, as well as AIM-120 AMRAAM-ER extended-range missiles. A similar air defense system guards the sky over the White House and the Pentagon in Washington.

At the same time, Yuriy Ignat, a representative of the Ukrainian Air Force Command, clarified then that the Armed Forces of Ukraine would receive not 2 NASAMS launchers, as previously thought, but 2 batteries. Each battery includes 3 fire platoons (9 launchers with 6 missiles each), armed with a total of 54 missiles that can be fired within 12 seconds. At the same time, he did not say what modification of the air defense system he was talking about.

The peculiarity of this complex is that within a radius of up to 40 km it can operate in a passive mode, i.e. without turning on radar detection and target designation. In such a covert mode, it cannot be detected by electronic intelligence aircraft, which poses a certain threat to the army and tactical aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces.

It should be added that on July 30, the Norwegian government informed the public that Oslo had transferred 14 IVECO LAV III armored patrol vehicles to Kyiv.
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  1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 30 July 2022 20: 26
    +2
    And it's cool to be on the verge of resetting evolution. You listen to anything. You watch all sorts of garbage in general. Yes, and in general you realize that life is a cool thing. yes good
  2. vdr5 Offline vdr5
    vdr5 (Elephant) 30 July 2022 20: 51
    -1
    A serious system, I think in a couple of years the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be armed with the most advanced air defense systems. Next year, a lot of interesting things are planned to be delivered to Kyiv.
    1. skeptic Offline skeptic
      skeptic 31 July 2022 11: 41
      0
      Quote from vdr5
      A serious system, I think in a couple of years the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be armed with the most advanced air defense systems

      One thing can be said that it is better now, in the limited theater of hostilities, to familiarize yourself with advanced systems and work out countermeasures than to face in a global confrontation, unprepared.
      Who told you that in a couple of years, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will exist as an army, and Ukraine as a country?
      Or maybe the whole world, in the form it is now?
  3. cooper Offline cooper
    cooper (Alexander) 30 July 2022 21: 19
    -2
    The Russian leadership is simply obliged to declare the United States and a number of European countries participants in hostilities against Russia. With all the ensuing..
    1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
      Observer2014 30 July 2022 22: 51
      +1
      Are you tired of life? For example, I want to see how my youngest life will inflate his life. Are you not interested? Dreaming. Flying in dreams. Live. In the end.
      1. guest Offline guest
        guest 30 July 2022 22: 55
        0
        Are you really that naive? The United States will not let you live normally anyway, they are of little interest in what you want there.
        1. skeptic Offline skeptic
          skeptic 31 July 2022 11: 46
          0
          Quote: guest
          USA won't let you live normally anyway

          And who told you that America is destined to continue to vitriol the brains of the whole world? Carthage once also built itself out of itself as the "navel of the earth" ... Where is it?
    2. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 31 July 2022 03: 20
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      Announcing is easy. And what about all the consequences - what does this mean? Any actions or new verbal threats?
  4. vlad127490 Online vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 30 July 2022 22: 23
    -4
    The United States and a number of NATO countries do not hide the fact that they are participants in hostilities against Russia on the territory of Ukraine. The Russian Federation does not have the ability and desire to fight NATO. The ratio of 1:20 is not in favor of the Russian Federation, and the entire "elite" is pro-Western. In a year, the Ukrainian army will have the latest weapons and will be the strongest in the world.
    1. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 31 July 2022 03: 21
      -1
      Ukraine will not be at all by the winter of this year.
    2. skeptic Offline skeptic
      skeptic 31 July 2022 11: 56
      +1
      Quote: vlad127490
      The ratio of 1:20 is not in favor of the Russian Federation

      Don't load. It depends on how to count (whose caliper).
      In 1941 almost everyone believed (weeks, months) that the USSR would not stand against Europe united by Hitler. All "ratios" were also considered.
      Now, everything will be determined by the one - "on whose tail the fly will land first."
    3. Vox Populi Offline Vox Populi
      Vox Populi (vox populi) 31 July 2022 13: 17
      +1
      In a year, the Ukrainian army will have the latest weapons and will be the strongest in the world.

      The last one is, excuse me, nonsense, but the problems are really growing ...
  5. NikolayN Offline NikolayN
    NikolayN (Nikolai) 30 July 2022 23: 19
    0
    Here they write in a year, vsu, well, etc. what vsu in a year? The main goals - this is all, i.e. l / s asu. Who will shoot from these beautiful Norwegian complexes? Are you shtol?
    Yesterday the blinker fought in hysterics, they say, how much longer will we allow Ukraine's territorial integrity?
    No Norwegians will stop our Iskanders.
    1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
      Observer2014 31 July 2022 00: 14
      -1
      Yes, he went this blinker. Together with its integrity of Ukraine .... Here it remains. Until September
      1. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 31 July 2022 03: 22
        0
        Till December. Not until September.
        1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
          Observer2014 1 August 2022 22: 42
          0
          Well, is that the only way! hiUntil December. No. It will be a little earlier. In September. In general, what an abomination to wang about the sunset of times ....... am
  6. Yuri V.A Offline Yuri V.A
    Yuri V.A (Yuri) 31 July 2022 05: 13
    +1
    Unlike Ukrainian Soviet-type air defense systems, missiles of this complex can be directly aimed from numerous external NATO means, and this is a completely different alignment.
    1. shinobi Offline shinobi
      shinobi (Yuri) 31 July 2022 05: 52
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      And now NATO doesn’t direct? Did you understand what you were writing? And yes, missiles (and not only) with external target designation are easily jammed. In Yugoslavia, this was done with ordinary microwaves, what can we say about full-fledged electronic warfare.
      1. Yuri V.A Offline Yuri V.A
        Yuri V.A (Yuri) 31 July 2022 06: 03
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        Did you understand what you read? Everything is muffled by such people, especially microwaves, and you were warned that you need to protect your brains and especially in the kitchen do not take off your tinfoil hat.
        1. shinobi Offline shinobi
          shinobi (Yuri) 31 July 2022 08: 28
          -1
          don't judge by yourself
      2. Vox Populi Offline Vox Populi
        Vox Populi (vox populi) 31 July 2022 13: 19
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        In Yugoslavia, this was done with ordinary microwaves.

        Bullshit from the yellow media; you just don't know the question...
        1. shinobi Offline shinobi
          shinobi (Yuri) 1 August 2022 02: 27
          0
          Yes, yes, I was born yesterday.
    2. skeptic Offline skeptic
      skeptic 31 July 2022 12: 02
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      Quote: Yuri V.A.
      Unlike Ukrainian Soviet-type air defense systems, missiles of this complex can be directly aimed from numerous external NATO means, and this is a completely different alignment.

      Among the Nazis, the "Tiger" was the most accurate and quick-firing ... where are their "Tigers"?
      Dont be upset. As soon as Russia has anti-satellite weapons, "Sarmatians" with "Poseidons", in sufficient quantities, "concerns" will take on a more practical character.
      1. Yuri V.A Offline Yuri V.A
        Yuri V.A (Yuri) 31 July 2022 13: 25
        +1
        Do you reassure yourself with such examples? In Russia, only temples and generals appear in sufficient numbers so far
  7. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 31 July 2022 05: 45
    0
    Carry out preventive strikes on the objects of the ruling elite of Ze&K ° and these air defense systems of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will not send further than Kiev. This is the first. art will become less selective. They will hit everything that even remotely resembles military vehicles.
  8. Vox Populi Offline Vox Populi
    Vox Populi (vox populi) 1 August 2022 12: 53
    0
    Quote: Yuri V.A.
    Do you reassure yourself with such examples? In Russia, only temples and generals appear in sufficient numbers so far

    good good good