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“I want to thank the President Biden for the positive decision that has already been made. And the US Congress. We got NASAMS. These are air defense systems. But believe me, this is not even close to enough to cover civilian infrastructure, schools, hospitals, universities, houses of Ukrainians,” Zelensky said.
He noted that Ukraine needs security to bring our fellow citizens home. “If it is safe, they will come, settle, work here and pay taxes, and then we will not have a $5 billion deficit in our budget. So this will be positive for everyone,” the president said.
REFERENCE. The battery of the second generation NASAMS anti-aircraft missile system consists of 12 launchers (each carrying six AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles), eight radars, one fire control center, one electron-optical camera vehicle and one Tactical Control Cell vehicle.
- On August 27, the US Department of Defense signed a contract with Raytheon Missiles & Defense for the production of NASAMS anti-aircraft missile systems. The cost of the transaction is $182 million.
- The Pentagon said that NASAMS systems will significantly affect the battlefield in Ukraine.
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