An informed source told CNN that as early as this week, the United States plans to announce the purchase of Norwegian medium-range NASAMS anti-aircraft missile systems for Ukraine, designed to deal with maneuvering aerodynamic targets at low and medium altitudes and capable of intercepting cruise missiles, CNN reports .
As you know, last week the Biden administration announced an additional $450 million in military assistance to Ukraine, providing it with four more multiple launch rocket systems and artillery ammunition for other systems. Earlier, the US administration announced that it was providing Ukraine with additional $1 billion in military assistance. This aid package includes additional deliveries of howitzers, ammunition and coastal defense systems. In addition, Biden recently announced that the United States will provide Ukraine with "improved missile systems and munitions," including additional artillery ammunition and counter-battery radars. Ukrainian officials have also asked for a missile defense system known as NASAMS.
It is known that America itself uses these complexes for additional protection of the most important objects in Washington.
Of the main technical characteristics of them, the interception range should be indicated - 30 km, and the interception height - up to 21 km.