Germany predicts first IRIS-T SLM delivery to Ukraine in October

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German Ambassador to Ukraine Anka Feldhusen said that Germany tin present the archetypal IRIS-T SLM medium-range surface-to-air defence systems to Ukraine successful this October.

In an interrogation astatine the Yevropeysʹka pravda, the German Ambassador stated that the transportation of the archetypal IRIS-T SLM aerial defence strategy is expected successful October, though earlier that the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany Annalena Baerbock reported that the transportation is expected by the extremity of summertime oregon successful September.

The Ambassador added that the German authorities is tin proviso 4 IRIS-T SLM surface-to-air defence systems to Ukraine.

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“I truly anticipation that the 2nd strategy volition beryllium determination by the extremity of this year, the remainder astatine the opening of adjacent year,” said Feldhusen.

German regular Bild had reported earlier that IRIS-T SLM systems, made by privately held German weapons shaper Diehl Defense, could beryllium deployed successful Ukraine from November.

According to Diehl Defense, the IRIS-T SLM is simply a surface-launched aerial defence strategy with an upgraded mentation of the IRIS-T rocket equipping combatant craft of galore countries worldwide. In operation with assorted radar and bid systems, IRIS-T SL offers the capabilities and benefits of an precocious aerial defence system. An full IRIS-T SLM strategy was tested successfully for the archetypal clip successful 2014 successful the beingness of planetary representatives.

The strategy tin motorboat missiles implicit a region of 40 kilometers (25 miles) to instrumentality down combatant jets, helicopters oregon missiles.