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Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands to buy Stinger missiles through NSPA

By Defence Industry Europe

Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands, three European NATO member states, are set to purchase Stinger Block I air defence missiles to replenish stocks transferred to Ukraine. The United States Department of State approved a potential Foreign Military Sale of these missiles to the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) on December 22.

 

The Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced that the NSPA intends to acquire 940 Stinger Block I missiles, along with additional equipment and services. The estimated value of the forthcoming contract is USD 780 million, as per the DSCA press release.

 

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Raytheon and Lockheed Martin have been identified as the contractors for this agreement.

The DSCA highlighted the significance of this proposed sale, stating, “The proposed sale will improve the air defence capabilities of these three NATO Allies. They will use the system to defend their territorial integrity and to promote regional stability. The proposed sale supports NATO’s goal of enhancing national and territorial defence and interoperability with U.S. and NATO forces. Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands will easily integrate this equipment into their armed forces.”

 

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Since February 2022, Germany, the Netherlands, and Italy have collectively supplied several hundred Stinger air defence missiles to Ukraine, with Germany alone donating 500 missiles to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

 

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