The United States will send the first Sea Sparrow ᴀɴᴛɪ-ᴀɪʀᴄʀᴀғᴛ ᴍɪssɪʟᴇs to Ukraine

The US will send Rim 7C sparrows to Ukraine as part of Washington’s latest Aid package. The sea sparrows which can be launched from land or sea will be used with Ukraine’s modified Soviet-era buk system. Politico reported deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia Ukraine and Eurasia Laura. Cooper confirmed during a Friday press briefing that Ukraine would receive the sea sparrows given Russia’s ongoing ᴍɪssɪʟᴇ attacks.

We are committing Rim 7 ᴍɪssɪʟᴇs. These can be integrated into Ukraine’s Soviet era tactical surface-to-air ᴍɪssɪʟᴇ systems and this provides the Ukrainians with additional capabilities to defend against Russian aerial attacks.

Ukraine is to receive an undisclosed number of radar-guided RIM-7 Sea Sparrow surface-to-air ᴍɪssɪʟᴇs, or SAMs, which will be integrated onto the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ existing Soviet-era Buk air defense systems
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