Advanced surface-to-air missiles in $820M package for Ukraine

The Pentagon introduced Friday a further $820 million in safety help to Ukraine, a transfer President Joe Biden previewed on the NATO summit on Thursday in Madrid.

Using his presidential drawdown powers, Biden will give Kyiv’s forces two National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems, developed by Kongsberg and Raytheon Technologies.

“It’s important to be able to start to help the Ukrainians transition their air defense system [from] what is now a Soviet-type system,” a senior protection official informed reporters Friday.

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