Ukrainian Ambassador Showed What German Air Defense System Will be in Ukraine Soon

IRIS-T air defense system  - Illustrative photo from open sources
IRIS-T air defense system - Illustrative photo from open sources

Ukraine’s Ambassador to Germany Oleksii Makeiev has posted photos of the IRIS-T anti-aircraft missile systems that Berlin will send to Kyiv

Oleksii Makeiev on Twitter noted that additional contracts for the supply of IRIS-Ts were signed in the city of Überlingen on Lake Constance.

"And these Iris-T SLM/SLS units/launchers/missiles will soon be in Ukraine," Makeiev added.

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On 13 May, Germany's Ministry of Defence officially announced that it will provide €2.7 billion worth of military aid to Ukraine, the largest package since Russia's invasion.

The aid package includes 18 wheeled howitzers, artillery ammunition, guided missiles for air defence systems, 4 IRIS-T SLM anti-aircraft missile systems and 12 IRIS-T SLS launchers.

IRIS-T is one of the world's newest developments in the field of air defense. It is the medium-range missile system designed and produced by the German company Diehl Defense. The system provides comprehensive 360° protection against aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles, and guided weapons. It enables simultaneous engagement of multiple targets from very short to medium-range within extremely brief reaction times. Different multi-function radar systems can be integrated into the IRIS-T air defense system.

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