AP: The US wants to send a Norwegian missile system to Ukraine

Photo: Cornelius Poppe / NTB

The USA wants to supply Ukraine with an advanced Norwegian-developed anti-aircraft missile system, a source with knowledge of the decision told the news agency AP.

According to the source, the system in question is the Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS), developed by Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace and produced in collaboration with the American company Raytheon.

NASAMS is used, among other things, by the United States to protect the airspace around the White House and the Congress in Washington.

According to the AP’s source, President Joe Biden will announce the decision at the G7 summit in Elmau, Germany.

System details

NASAMS is a mobile air defense system for medium-range missiles, connected to radars and a control vehicle.

When airborne threats are detected, one or more AMRAAM rockets are automatically fired from a launch pad at the target.

The system is considered very advanced and could be important in Ukraine’s defense against Russian air strikes.

The AMRAAM rockets were developed by Raytheon and can be used both as ground-to-air missiles in the NASAMS air defense system and as air-to-air missiles from aircraft.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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3 Comments on "AP: The US wants to send a Norwegian missile system to Ukraine"

  1. Meanwhile, “NATO to boost rapid-response unit from 40,000 to over 300,000 troops in apparent response to Putin’s war” … except this is very much Biden&Blinken and the West’s war – tragedy – holocaust – too, as Pope Francis has suggested.
    As well, a 101st Airborne Division brigade is being sent from Fort Campbell Kentucky (where I had Basic Training in Feb-Mar67) to Europe: “Fort Campbell soldiers from 2nd Brigade deploy for ‘incredibly important mission’ in Europe”
    And (moderate) Dmitry Medvedev is warning off the West from trying a military operatin against the Crimea.
    300,000 is more troops than Russia had, to invade Ukraine.
    This must be looking to the Russians like the West/NATO *is* planning to invade … Russia.
    The fair peace treaty would be INFINITELY better than worldwide nuclear holocaust.

    As I have written in my column Yahoo! posted, I cannot believe this is happening, and I fear for my children and grandchildren.

  2. Vernon Childers | 28. June 2022 at 16:53 | Reply

    It looks like it will be the last man standing, and better dead than red. It’s a crazy world.

  3. Vernon Childers | 28. June 2022 at 17:06 | Reply

    I like this comment from anouther news agency.

    Washington won’t be happy until it starts WWIII. If this is what it takes to try and maintain US global dictatorship, so be it. Remember: America First (to hell with the rest).

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