Ukraine will receive two NASAMS air defense batteries

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Ukraine will receive two batteries of NASAMS advanced air defense systems

The second-generation NASAMS SAM battery consists of 12 launchers, each of which carries six missiles.

Ukraine should receive two batteries of NASAMS air defense systems, and not two systems, as previously reported. However, this will not happen as quickly as we would like. This was stated by the speaker of the command of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Yuriy Ignat in an interview with NV.

“We were promised not two pieces, but two batteries. We understand that few countries in the world have such high-tech weapons and stand in line for them,” Ignat said.

He noted that while the exact number of anti-aircraft missile systems that Ukraine will receive cannot be made public.

“We are talking about two batteries that have not only launchers, but also certain vehicles for charging, for detecting targets and for servicing complexes,” the speaker said.

He noted that the capacities of manufacturers are not unlimited and the supply of NASAMS air defense systems from Norway and German IRIS-T to Ukraine is “not a quick process.”

“Unfortunately, everything will happen gradually and not as fast as we would like it today,” he added.

Earlier, the media reported that the Ukrainian military is already studying NASAMS air defense systems.

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