U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks during a news briefing after participating a virtual Ukraine Defense Contact Group meeting at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., November 16, 2022. REUTERS/Tom Brenner 

Newsweek: U.S. NASAMS Having 100% Success Rate in Stopping Russian Missiles: Pentagon 

Air defense systems provided by the U.S. have had a perfect strike rate in intercepting Russian missiles fired into Ukraine, the U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has said. 

As Moscow continues to fire rockets at Ukrainian civilian and energy infrastructure, Austin praised the efficacy of the NASAMS (National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System) that the U.S. has supplied as part of its military support for Kyiv. 

Austin told a briefing on Wednesday that the systems sent to Ukraine “are now operational, and their performance so far has been very impressive.

” “The NASAMS systems had a 100 percent success rate in intercepting Russian missiles as the Kremlin continues its ruthless bombardment of Ukraine,” he said.  

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Update #1: ‘Very Impressive’: NASAMS Thwarting Russian Attacks With 100% Precision; Expert Says Deployed To Defend Leadership — Eurasian Times

Update #2: What’s NASAM? Ukraine defence shield in Poland spotlight — TRT World  

WNU editor: Ukraine now wants the Patriot systems …. Kuleba in phone call with Blinken: Time for ‘Patriots’ has come (Ukrinform).