The Pentagon will buy $180 million worth of anti-aircraft systems for Ukraine

The Pentagon announced the signing of a contract with Raytheon Co. cost $182 million for the purchase of advanced anti-aircraft missiles (SAMS) of a class “earth-air” for Ukraine.

“Company Raytheon Co., Tewksbury, Massachusetts, was awarded a contract with a fixed price of $182 million 295 thousand 333 U.S. dollars for the purchase of the national advanced missiles of a class “earth-air” (NASAMS)”, — stated in the message.

Defence notes that the complexes are produced in Massachusetts, “with an estimated completion date of August 23, 2024”.

Funds allocated in the framework implemented by Washington’s so-called “initiative to promote security of Ukraine”.

Earlier it was reported that the United States has announced a new package of military assistance to Ukraine in the amount of $3 billion. Part of the supplies for this package can be realized through months or even years, noted the media referring to American officials.

Sources claimed that the party of assistance will be supplied by private manufacturers, not from the stock available to the American administration. The Pentagon has asked the Industrialists to develop and accelerate production for Ukraine air defence systems, anti-tank weapons, unmanned aerial vehicles and communications equipment.

Earlier in August, U.S. Secretary of state Antony Blinken said that when President Joe Biden’s White house Ukraine supplied weapons, ammunition and military equipment for a total of $10.6 billion