HAWK Flugabwehrsystem infographic
Graphic shows details of HAWK air defence system.


US planen den Verkauf von Ersatz- und Upgrade-Teilen für HAWK Raketen für bessere Verteidigung

April 10, 2024 - U.S. wollen der Ukraine Ausrüstungsteile für das HAWK Flugabwehr System im Wert von $138 Millionen verkaufen, damit sie ihr Verteidigungssystem reparieren und verbessern kann und gegen russische Drohnen und Raketenangriffe gewappnet ist.

The U.S. began shipping HAWK interceptor missiles to Ukraine in 2022 as an upgrade to the shoulder-launched Stinger air defence missile systems – a smaller, shorter-range system.

Since then, Ukraine has received several air defence systems, including the U.S.-made Patriot.

The MIM-23 HAWK – a name that began life as an acronym for "Homing All the Way Killer" – was first introduced in the 1950s as the U.S. military sought ways to defeat raids by high-flying strategic bombers. It was upgraded over the years to deal with jamming and other countermeasures, and eventually exported to more than a dozen countries, Reuters said.

PUBLISHED: 11/04/2024; STORY: Graphic News