Pentagon warned about replacing missiles sent to Ukraine

Pentagon warned about replacing missiles sent to Ukraine

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April 27, 2022

As Ukraine burns through anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles the US has been supplying Kiev, Raytheon's CEO warned on Tuesday that the company won’t be able to replenish the Pentagon stockpiles for at least several years, citing a shortage of electronic components.

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 “We're going to have to go out and redesign some of the electronics in the missile and the seeker head,” Raytheon Technologies CEO Greg Hayes told investment analysts during the company’s quarterly earnings call, according to Defense One. “That's going to take us a little bit of time.” Hayes was specifically referring to the FIM-92 Stinger, the portable air defense missile that the Pentagon has been supplying to Ukrainian troops. As per news report of, the FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missile, which the US has also been sending to Kiev, is produced jointly with Lockheed Martin. Ukrainian officials told the US last month that they required 500 Stingers and Javelins per day.



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