Norway to supply Hellfire missiles to Ukraine

A source in the Norwegian government said that his country intends to supply Ukraine with about 160 Hellfire missiles with launchers and guidance systems.

“The Norwegian gift to Ukraine includes about 160 Hellfire missiles, launchers and guidance systems. Ukraine will also receive night vision devices from the warehouses of the Norwegian Armed Forces,” he added.

It is noteworthy that the AGM-114 Hellfire missile (which literally means “Hellfire”) is an American air-to-surface missile with semi-active laser or active radar guidance (according to the principle: fire and forget).

And the main carriers of these missiles, helicopters (helicopters) are used for fire support. It is also installed on the MQ-1 Predator UAV.

The Americans are believed to have used a Hellfire R9X missile in the attic of the assassination of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Afghanistan, but the use of the R9X has not been officially confirmed by either the Pentagon or the CIA. two organizations responsible for targeted killings of militant leaders.

Source: RIA Novosti

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