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The Pentagon signed a contract for the purchase of NASAMS for Ukraine for more than 180 million

27 Aug, 2022
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The Pentagon signed a contract for the purchase of NASAMS for Ukraine for more than 180 million

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These systems are expected to be provided to Ukraine in response to the need for protection against advanced air threats.

Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a division of Raytheon Technologies, has been awarded a $182 million contract to develop the National Advanced Air Defense Missile System, also known as NASAMS, a highly adaptable medium-range air defense solution.

According to a statement on the company's website, these systems are expected to be provided to Ukraine in response to the need for advanced air threat defense.

"Raytheon Missiles & Defense and our partners are working diligently to quickly deliver this critical, proven air defense capability to help the Ukrainian people defend their homeland," said Tom Laliberty, president of Land Warfare & Air Defense, a Raytheon Missiles & Defense business area. "Ukraine will join a dozen nations around the globe who rely on NASAMS to defeat a multitude of threats, including cruise missiles, aircraft, and unmanned systems."

Jointly developed and produced by RMD and Norway's Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, NASAMS consists of the Sentinel radar, Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile, and KDA's Fire Distribution Center. NASAMS provides air defenders with a tailorable, state-of-the-art defense system that can maximize their ability to identify, engage and destroy current and evolving enemy aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and emerging cruise missile threats.

About Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. With four industry-leading businesses ― Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense ― the company delivers solutions that push the boundaries in avionics, cybersecurity, directed energy, electric propulsion, hypersonics, and quantum physics. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.


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