NASAMS air defense systems capable of shooting down Russian X-22 and Iskander missiles – expert – UNIAN

The United States expressed its readiness to transfer such anti-aircraft missile systems to Ukraine.

military expert Mikhail Zhirokhov told how effective in the war with Russia can be mobile Norwegian anti-aircraft missile systems NASAMS, which the United States is ready to supply to Ukraine.

He expressed his opinion on this 24 channels.

The specialist believes that the war and the practice of their use by the Armed Forces of Ukraine will allow to fully judge the effectiveness of these complexes: “Before that, they were not used in combat conditions.”

“Theoretically, they allow you to hit a target with a coefficient of 0.85. This means that to destroy, for example, a cruise missile or an aircraft, you will need two NASAMS missiles. If we say that there are six such missiles in the NASAMS launcher, then one installation can be guaranteed to hit three goals,” the expert said.

“The most interesting thing is that these missiles can shoot down ballistic missiles, exactly the ones that Russia is currently using (X-22, Iskander). NASAMS was designed for this,” Zhirokhov added.

We will remind, earlier it was reported that the administration of US President Joe Biden intends to buy Ukraine an advanced anti-aircraft missile defense system NASAMS.

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