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EUA vendem à Ucrânia atualizações para defesa anti-aére

April 10, 2024 - Os EUA vão vender à Ucrânia até $138 milhões em equipamento para manter e melhorar os seus sistemas de defesa aérea HAWK para enfrentar os ataques com drones e mísseis russos.

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.

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PUBLISHED: 10/04/2024; STORY: Graphic News
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