The United States will send Sea Sparrow anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine, which it can modify for Soviet Buk launchers, writes Politico. The supplies are part of a new $3.8 billion military aid package for Ukraine.
The Sea Sparrow is an American ship-to-air guided missile with a semi-active radar homing head. It is a ship-based short-range anti-aircraft missile, and is also used to provide anti-missile protection for ships.
The maximum firing range of the rocket is 20-30 km, the height of the defeat is 15240 m.
Earlier it became known that Germany came close to the decision to supply Ukraine with infantry fighting vehicles. According to Bloomberg, the German government is negotiating with the allies on a joint statement, one of the options for which would be the delivery of several dozen Marder infantry fighting vehicles in storage.
In addition, Germany will supply Patriot air defense systems to Ukraine, in addition to a similar supply from the United States. This was announced by the official representative of the German government, Steffen Hebestreit.