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NATO sends Patriot missiles to Europe

Weapon system will be sent to Germany, the Netherlands, Romania and Spain

Up to 1000 Patriot missiles could be sent to Europe to protect the territory from a possible attack by Russia. It was announced by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), which through its Support and Procurement Agency (Nspa), will help some countries of the Old Continent to purchase these weapons, because Russia is reportedly intensifying its attack against Ukraine.

Among the countries that will receive the missile system at the moment are Germany, the Netherlands, Romania and Spain, but others could be added. According to some defense industry experts, the contract for the purchase and sale of the 1000 Patriots could be worth around 5.5 billion dollars. At the same time, such a purchase would help European allies "liberate" other weapons systems that could thus be sold to Ukraine. 

The MIM-104 Patriot (Phased Array Tracking Radar Intercept On Target) is an American-made weapon, jointly built by Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and Boeing. It is a surface-to-air missile system used for the tactical defense of a small territory. It consists of a steerable launcher, equipped with various firing points, positioned on a truck.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency