According to an unnamed source, the Biden administration will shortly announce that it has ordered a NASAMS long-range air defence missile system for Ukraine.
Ukrainian officials have requested that the United States give the “Norwegian Advanced Air Defense Complex” (NASAMS) in order to bolster defence capabilities. An unnamed person with knowledge of the situation told CNN on June 26 that the administration of US President Joe Biden is anticipated to announce an order for the system to be delivered to Kiev this week.It will take a long time for Ukrainian soldiers to learn how to use the new weapon. According to the source, US officials are also anticipated to announce plans to provide “more modern rocket launchers and ammunition” in the coming days.
One of the most successful weapons programmes in Norwegian history, NASAMS is the only fixed air defence system stationed on US soil and is in charge of guarding Washington, D.C.airspace. ,’s The system, which was created by the US company Raytheon and the Norwegian company Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace, entered service in 1998 and is currently used by the forces of nine different nations.
Air-to-air missiles with a range of around 25–30 km and great precision are used by NASAMS. All missile types employed aboard NATO aircraft can also be fired from the system.Since Russia began a military incursion in the neighbouring country at the end of February, the United States has given Ukraine over $6.1 billion in military assistance. HIMARS multiple launch rocket launchers and defensive systems are examples of previous weapon exports. The coastline employs a variety of infantry weaponry as well as Harpoon anti-ship missiles, Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, Javelin anti-tank missiles, M777 howitzers, and Mi-17 helicopters.
Once the US sends the HIMARS systems to Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin has issued a warning that Russia will deploy weapons to attack locations that have never been struck before. Moscow has emphasised numerous times that the West’s decision to supply Kiev with weapons will only make the crisis worse and has pledged to attack these arms shipments when they enter Ukrainian territory.