Germany promises the Armed Forces of Ukraine the latest weapons, which are not yet even in the German army

Germany promises the Armed Forces of Ukraine the latest weapons, which are not yet even in the German army

Germany promises the Armed Forces of Ukraine the latest weapons, which even the German army does not yet have

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Ukraine will receive from Germany the latest anti-aircraft missile system for air defense, which is not yet in the German army.

As Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy said Melnyk in an interview with Ukrinform, it will be IRIS-T – air-to-air missile short range, equipped with an infrared homing head. The development was carried out under the leadership of Germany in cooperation with six countries. Launch range – about 25 km.

“I hope for support from Berlin in the purchase of the next 10 IRIS-T fixed air defense systems, which are considered among the coolest in the world and can provide the sky over Ukraine over the next years” , – said.

The diplomats managed, in close behind-the-scenes cooperation with the manufacturer Diehl Defense, to overcome political resistance and achieve a contract for the purchase of the first such system worth €178 million. Moreover, at the expense of the German government.

"For this special thanks to Chancellor Scholz. By the way, even the Bundeswehr does not yet have such air defense”, & ndash; Melnik said.

Prepared by: Nina Petrovich