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How the US decision to divert Patriot and NASAMS deliveries to Ukraine will impact NATO countries

24th June 2024 - 17:23 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City


Poland and Switzerland recently procured the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 MSE. (Photo: US Army)

Short-term shipments of US-made missiles will be delayed and a new delivery schedule is yet to be defined.

The air defence capacity of NATO countries will be affected by the US recent announcement that it will pause the export of Phased Array Tracking to Intercept of Target (Patriot) and National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) missiles and redirect deliveries to Ukraine.

The decision impacts near-term shipments by postponing deliveries. As it does not have a defined schedule, it will hamper the efforts of the alliance’s member states to improve their capabilities and replenish stockpiles after donating part of their reserves to Kyiv.

Although Washington did not disclose a list of the countries impacted by the reprioritization, Germany,

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

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