AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missiles delivered to Ukraine for the first time

American cruise missiles AIM-120 AMRAAM arrived in Ukraine.

After the United States handed over AGM-88 anti-radar cruise missiles to Ukraine (and, according to a number of sources, DATM-88 training missiles), it became known that AIM-120 AMRAAM cruise missiles had already been delivered to Ukraine. So far, there is no official information about the use of the latter, however, such missiles, depending on their modification, can hit air targets at a distance of up to 180 kilometers.

Sources report that the first batches of AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles have arrived in Ukraine. The total number of the latter is not disclosed, however, the total number of the latter is said to be up to 150 units, which is one of the largest batches of missile weapons sent by the United States of America to Ukraine. It is known that such a large batch of missiles is intended for NASAMS systems, however, given the fact that Ukrainian MiG-29 fighters have switched to using AGM-88 cruise missiles, there is a risk that Ukrainian combat aircraft will be able to launch AIM- 120 AMRAAM.

What type of AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles arrived in Ukraine is not specified, however, apparently, we are talking about a variant with a short range of destruction of air targets, since the basic versions of NASAMS air defense systems with a limited coverage area were delivered to Ukraine due to weak radars, and because of missiles.