The United States is negotiating with the countries of the Middle East to transfer NASAMS air defense systems to Ukraine.

This was stated by the director of Raytheon Technologies, Greg Hayes,


reports .

He noted that NASAMS are located in the Middle East, so the United States and its NATO allies are negotiating with several countries to allow them to transfer these systems to Ukraine to protect against Russian missile terror.

"A number of our NATO allies, as well as the United States itself, are currently negotiating with several countries in the Middle East that use NASAMS, seeking to have them sent to Ukraine," Politico quoted him as saying.

Greg Hayes refused to name the countries with which negotiations are being conducted, but journalists of the publication have information that NASAMS systems are deployed in Qatar and Oman.

We will remind, earlier it was reported that the US Ministry of Defense signed a contract worth $1.2 billion

with Raytheon Technologies for the production of six NASAMS air defense systems for Ukraine


Earlier, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that 

discussions are ongoing in the alliance regarding the possible transfer of the Patriot air defense system to Ukraine


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