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The United States, along with NATO allies, is in talks with several countries in the Middle East to move NASAMS surface-to-air missile systems to Ukraine. According to the publication Politico, this was announced by the CEO of the manufacturing company Raytheon Co. Greg Hayes.
According to him, the goal of the negotiations is to send air defense systems deployed in the Middle East to Kyiv within three to six months, and then the United States will have to send new NASAMS to the countries that have concluded this deal over the next 24 months. Hayes stressed that NASAMS takes two years to create, as it takes time to purchase electronic components and rocket engines.
According to Pentagon reports, two Middle Eastern countries, Oman and Qatar, acquired NASAMS systems from the United States.
Recall, on the eve of the Pentagon reported that the company Raytheon Co. received a contract for the production of NASAMS surface-to-air missile systems for Ukraine in the amount of more than $1.216 billion,
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