The West begins the deployment of air defense in Ukraine


Washington is sending NASAMS air defense systems to help Ukraine. The executive director of Raytheon Technologies, the manufacturer of these weapons, Greg Hayes, in an interview with the CNBC television company, noted that two NASAMS systems were transferred to the US government and are currently being deployed in Ukraine.


Earlier, John Kirby, strategic communications coordinator at the White House National Security Council, said that American air defense would be delivered to Kyiv in the near future. According to him, it is planned to send eight such complexes in total. This assumes the conclusion of direct agreements between the Pentagon and arms manufacturers, and not the supply of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the stocks of the US defense department.

NASAMS is a short-range system capable of shooting down unmanned aerial vehicles, fighter jets and ballistic missiles.

Along with this, the United States will send to Ukraine Hawk medium-range air defense systems, which have been in the warehouses of the American army since the Vietnam War. Since then, the systems have been upgraded several times. However, the US Army has never used this complex in real combat operations - the system was used only by partner countries of the United States in a number of military conflicts in Asia and Africa.
  • Photos used: Ministerie van Defensie / wikimedia.org
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 26 October 2022 10: 25
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    Putin-Biden business project in action!! But the cooks and taxi drivers are constantly shouting that it is necessary to completely destroy the critical energy infrastructure. No kid. Business is business, nothing personal!
    1. Yarik83 Offline Yarik83
      Yarik83 (J. Yarmosh 8-bit Music) 26 October 2022 10: 40
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      Stupid - there is stupid. Nothing personal. Natural selection.
  2. Teacher Offline Teacher
    Teacher (Wise) 26 October 2022 10: 33
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    The West is maddened by its hatred of Russia. We are ready to give our last pants to destroy the Russians. This is all from the consciousness of complete impunity. They are 100% sure that the Kremlin will swallow everything and wipe it off. And this is because of the money of the oligarchs and senior officials in the West! The secret services of the West are already taking such characters for Faberge and forcing them to sabotage everything they can reach. Merchants close to the Kremlin did not interrupt trade with Ukraine for a minute. They sell everything they can: weapons, fuel, and resources. Everything is sold to the West and East at a huge discount, maybe for free. All for the sake of the fact that they may be given a part of the stolen goods and will not be pressed by their offspring, who are living their lives in London and Nice.
    Is there a law on dual citizenship for senior officials and deputies, or not? How can, figuratively speaking, a team win if the floor of the team and the goalkeeper play on the side of the enemy?
    In the right country, such traitors would have been taken away in handcuffs right from the field (the Kremlin). Unfortunately, this is not about us.
    1. prior Offline prior
      prior (Vlad) 26 October 2022 11: 03
      +3
      And no one declared war on either the West or Ukraine!
      So, this is not even a game, but an imitation of the game.
      And not half of the team plays for the enemy, but the whole team, completely.
    2. lance Offline lance
      lance 26 October 2022 17: 09
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      who is not changed there at the crossing? and you want to change the entire "elite" of the Russian Federation. calm down, the work of the president and the Central Bank is here. time will tell who voted for whom.
  3. lance Offline lance
    lance 26 October 2022 17: 06
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    Well, here is the opportunity to check what is the nearest air defense of the West. probably will be a scribe.