US approves sale of NASAMS air defence system to Ukraine

By Defence Industry Europe

The United States Department of State has approved the potential sale of National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS) and associated equipment to Ukraine. The estimated value of the upcoming contract is $285 million.

“Ukraine urgently requires enhanced capabilities to counter Russian missile strikes and aircraft. The acquisition and effective deployment of this capability will bolster Ukraine’s ability to safeguard its citizens and protect vital national infrastructure,” stated the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA).

According to the DSCA, “The Government of Ukraine has expressed interest in procuring the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS), which includes one (1) AN/MPQ-64F1 Sentinel Radar. Additionally, the package comprises fire distribution centers (FDC), canister launchers, secure communications, GPS receivers, code loaders, cable sets, tool kits, test equipment, support equipment, prime movers, generators, technical documentation, spare parts, U.S. Government and contractor technical support, and other associated logistics and program support elements.”

The primary contractor for this project will be Raytheon Missiles and Defense.



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