New $1B arms package for Ukraine includes munitions that can shoot down cruise missiles, drones


A new $1 billion security assistance package for Ukraine, announced by the Pentagon on Monday, includes munitions for the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS) that could be used to shoot down Russian cruise missiles, drones, and other military aircraft. The NASAMS, also known as the Norwegian Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System, is built by Norwegian contractor Kongsberg and is equipped with Raytheon’s Sentinel radar and Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles.…