January 26, 2023
US Asks Israel to Send Hawk Air Defense Systems to Ukraine: Report
The Biden administration has asked Israel to transfer its discontinued Hawk anti-aircraft systems to Ukraine.
The Pentagon requested the move from Israel two weeks ago….
Israel shares an understanding with Russia to avoid targeting each other in Syria, where Moscow has a military presence.
Israel bought the Raytheon systems from the US in the 1960s….
The Middle Eastern country has 10 Hawk batteries and hundreds of interceptors in storage.
The US has made similar requests to a number of countries that have the system in service or storage, the outlet added.
Washington announced it would send refurbished Hawk missiles from its storage as part of a defense aid package in November.
The missiles will complement six Hawk launchers Spain plans to deliver to Ukraine.
The mobile system can intercept aerial targets 45 to 50 kilometers (28 to 31 miles) away up to an altitude of 65,000 feet (20,000 meters).