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Spain Pronounces Extra Hawk Air Protection Programs for Ukraine

Spain will ship six further Hawk air protection techniques to Ukraine to assist it fend off Russian assaults.

Madrid introduced the choice following a gathering between Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

“The Authorities of Spain will make 6 Hawk launchers accessible to Ukraine to face attainable Russian bombings towards civilian targets and demanding infrastructure, in addition to for the protection of the brand new grain hall,” a Spanish authorities assertion learn.

Extra help contains specialised coaching to function the techniques and demining tools.

Spain final 12 months delivered 4 Hawks to Ukraine and pledged to donate extra.

The US has delivered missiles for the techniques deployed in Ukraine and has reportedly urged Israel to contemplate offering Hawks to Ukraine. 


Hawk System

The Raytheon MIM-23 Hawk first entered service within the US Military in 1959. 

It underwent its first main improve within the Nineteen Seventies and was changed with the Patriot in 1994.

It remained in service with the US Marine Corps till 2002 when it was changed with the man-portable short-range FIM-92 Stinger.



It contains a vary of 28 to 31 miles (45 to 50 kilometers) and a service ceiling of 65,000 toes (20,000 meters).

It has a velocity of Mach 2.4 and a payload of 119 kilos (54 kg) blast fragmentation warhead.