NASAMS and munitions for HIMARS. The USA announced a new aid package worth 820 million dollars

NASAMS air defense system. Photos from open sources
Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Updated: July 02 2022 at 12:44 am

The USA announced another aid package to Ukraine worth 820 million dollars.

It includes NASAMS air defense systems, additional munitions for HIMARS, 155 mm artillery shells and counter-battery radars. This was reported by the press service of the Pentagon.

The complete aid package looks like this:

  • Additional ammunition for high mobility missile and artillery systems (HIMARS)
  • Two national advanced anti-aircraft missile systems (NASAMS);
  • Up to 150,000 rounds of 155-mm artillery ammunition;
  • Four additional counter-artillery radars.
Launching SAM NASAMS Photo from free sources

NASAMS systems are produced by a consortium of the American corporation Raytheon Technologies and the Norwegian group Kongsberg. The complex includes launchers, radar stations (radar) Raytheon AN/MPQ-64F1 Sentinel from the Raytheon and Kongsberg consortium.

Raytheon is responsible for supplying its AIM-120 AMRAAM medium-range air-to-air missiles for the system, while Kongsberg is supplying the launchers.

Launches from NASAMS air defense systems Photo:

Each mobile launcher has six containers with anti-aircraft missiles. The NASAMS air defense system is in service or being delivered to 12 countries.

The firing range of the anti-aircraft system in the NASAMS II configuration using AIM-120С AMRAAM missiles is up to 25 km, and the height range is up to 14-15 km.

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