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Four European NATO nations to receive up to 1000 Patriot missiles

Four European NATO nations to receive up to 1000 Patriot missiles Illustrative photo (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

Four European NATO countries have signed an agreement to purchase up to a thousand missiles for the Patriot surface-to-air missile system, according to NATO spokesperson Matthias Eichenlaub on X and the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) press service.

"NATO Allies group together to buy up to 1,000 Patriot air defence missiles amid Russia’s war on Ukraine. Valued at $ 5,5 billion, this is one of the biggest-ever purchases by NATO’s Support & Procurement Agency," states Matthias Eichenlaub.

NSPA clarified its support for a coalition of countries including Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, and Spain, with a contract for up to 1000 Patriot Guidance Enhanced Missiles (GEM-T).

"The Agency awarded a production and delivery contract to COMLOG, a joint venture between Raytheon, an RTX business (NYSE: RTX), and MBDA. To support production and delivery, COMLOG will expand the production capacity of GEM-T missiles in Europe," NSPA's statement said.

Patriot in Ukraine

It's worth noting that Western allies have previously provided Patriot surface-to-air missile systems to Ukraine.

Our country actively employs this weaponry to intercept enemy ballistic missiles.

Additionally, using Patriot systems, Ukrainian defenders neutralize Russian hypersonic Kinzhal missiles. Yesterday, on January 2nd, during another massive missile strike against Ukraine over Kyiv, the Armed Forces destroyed 10 Kinzhal missiles.

The latest transfer of Patriots to Ukraine occurred in December, facilitated by Germany.