December 1, 2022
The US Department of Defense has signed a USD 1.2 billion contract for the production and purchase of advanced NASAMS air defense systems for Ukraine….
“Raytheon Co., Tewksbury, Massachusetts, was awarded a $1,216,207,829 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems, associated equipment, services and spares in support of the efforts in Ukraine,” the Pentagon said a statement, as cited by the Ukrainian state news agency Ukrinform.
“Work will be performed in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 28, 2025,” the statement added.
White House National Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson said at the time that the new security assistance package would include additional munitions for the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) and heavy machine guns.
December 1, 2022
The U.S. Army awarded Raytheon Missiles and Defense a contract worth as much as $1.2 billion to deliver six National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System batteries for Ukraine.
The contract is part of the fifth Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative package and includes training and logistical support to Ukraine’s military and security forces….
Raytheon, the world’s second-largest defense contractor, won a contract in August to deliver to NASAMS batteries to Ukraine as part of the third USAI package. The new contract is a follow-on.
The first two NASAMS batteries, capable of firing AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles, have been delivered and deployed and “have successfully demonstrated the effectiveness of the systems against the threat,” according to the Army.
“This effort further illustrates the urgency the U.S. government is taking in its approach to acquire air-defense systems for our allies and to replenish our own munition stockpiles,” the Army said.
Ukraine has requested an integrated air and missile defense system that the U.S. and other allies are striving to fulfill. The system would be made up of short-range, low-altitude systems; medium-range, medium-altitude systems; and long-range, high-altitude systems….