The Spanish government is preparing a new arms package for Ukraine. The information appeared on the website of the Spanish government. The new aid package will include ammunition, artillery, and MIM-23 Hawk air defense systems.
Spain will transfer six anti-aircraft missile systems. Before that, Spain transferred 14 installations to the AFU. Apart from Spain, Ukraine also received MIM-23 Hawk air defense systems from the USA.
MIM-23 Hawk is an American medium-range surface-to-air missile system. It was developed in 1954-1960 by the Raytheon company. In 1960 it was adopted into service and since then has received many modifications and improvements.
The US Army stopped operating the MIM-23 Hawk in 2002. In total, more than 40,000 SAMs were produced. The MIM-23 Hawk is capable of intercepting missiles and aircraft. The probability of hitting the target is 90% (in the I-Hawk modification). The maximum range of the complex is 50 kilometres.
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