EUA fornecem sistema de defesa antiaérea à Ucrânia infographic
A infografia mostra os detalhes do Sistema de Defesa Antiaérea NASAMS.
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EUA vão entregar o sistema antiaéreo avançado NASAMS à Ucrânia

By Jordi Bou

June 28, 2022 - O Presidente Joe Biden dos EUA deverá anunciar a entrega de NASAMS à Ucrânia, um sistema avançado de mísseis terra-ar que pode ajudar a defender as grandes cidades dos ataques com mísseis russos.

U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan said “I can confirm that we are, in fact, in the process of finalising a package that includes advanced air defence capabilities”, The Guardian reports.

NASAMS, designed and manufactured by the Norwegian company Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace in cooperation with U.S. firm Raytheon, is used by the U.S. to protect the sensitive air space around the White House and Capitol in Washington DC.

A standard NASAMS unit has a modular design including a Fire Distribution Center command post, an active 3D radar MPQ64F1 Sentinel, a passive electro-optic and infra-red sensor and a number of missile canister launchers with AMRAAM missiles. Normally, four NASAMS units are netted in a battalion network.

In a battalion configuration comprising of up to 12 launchers and up to 72 missiles loaded, all missiles can be fired against individual targets in less than 15 seconds.

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PUBLISHED: 28/06/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Kongsberg
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