US AIM-9X missiles may confirm Ukraine has received latest NASAMS 3 air defense systems

According to John Ridge on May 27, 2024, recent video evidence suggests that Ukraine has received AIM-9X missiles for use with their NASAMS units. This indicates that the country also received the latest NASAMS 3 surface-to-air missile system, which is the only version capable of firing this variant of the AIM-9 Sidewinder missile. Additionally, Ukraine has been converting AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles, originally intended for F-16 aircraft, into surface-to-air missiles. Read full defense news at this link…

The use of AIM-9X surface-to-air missiles indicates that Ukraine also received the NASAMS 3 surface-to-air missile system, which is the only version capable of firing this variant of the AIM-9 Sidewinder missile. (Picture source: United24)

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