The U.S. State Department approves a possible military sale of the NASAMS anti-aircraft missile system and related equipment to the Ukrainian government.
According to Censor.NET, this was reported by RBC-Ukraine concerning the Defense Security Cooperation Agency of the US Department of Defense.
The estimated cost is about $285 million. The Agency for Security and Defense Cooperation provided the necessary certification by notifying the US Congress.
The Ukrainian government has requested the purchase of the NASAMS national advanced air defense system, which includes:
- one AN/MPQ-64F1 Sentinel radar;
- Fire Distribution Center (FDC);
- GPS receivers;
- tool kits;
- primary engines;
- technical support from the US government and contractors.
"This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by enhancing the security of a partner country that is a force for political stability and economic progress in Europe," the statement said.
It is noted that Ukraine is in dire need of improving its capabilities to defend itself against Russian missile and air strikes. Acquiring and effectively deploying this capability will enhance Ukraine's ability to protect its people and critical national infrastructure.
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 25/05/2023