Spain to give Ukraine Hawk air defense and Aspide air defense system

17:37 02 November Kyiv, Ukraine

During a joint press conference by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation Jose Manuel Albarez Bueno, it became known that Spain would transfer military assistance to Ukraine.
"In the near future, our state will strengthen its defense capability by receiving four Hawk air defense systems, " Kuleba said.
According to Kuleba, Spain will transfer the Aspide air defense system and missiles to it. Additional anti-tank missile systems, guns and shells for them will also be sent to the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
"This is exactly what we asked Spain for," the minister added.
The Spada Aspide SAM is a short-range land-based air defense system used for air defense.. The complex is used against aircraft, helicopters, drones and missiles fired from aviation. After launch, the Aspide rocket flies at a speed of 1324 m/s and ensures that the target is hit at a maximum range of 12 km and an altitude of 6 km.

The Hawk air defense system is the predecessor of the Patriot missile defense system. Initially, the complex was developed to destroy aircraft, later it was modified to intercept missiles in flight. The complex itself is estimated at $15 million, and the missiles for it - $250,000 per unit.