​The IRIS-T ADS Was Photographed in Ukraine for the First Time


The Armed Forces of Ukraine received the German IRIS-T air defense system in October 2022

The ArmiyaInform Ukrainian military publication published an article in which it is told that the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is effectively using the German IRIS-T anti-aircraft missile system against the russian missiles and drones.

Thus, a missile maintenance technician named Vadim says that this SAM demonstrates itself as a "modern, powerful and effective" system in the fight, first of all, against such targets as cruise missiles and drones.

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The IRIS-T air defense system was photographed for the first time in Ukraine, Defense Express
The IRIS-T air defense system was photographed for the first time in Ukraine / Photo: ArmiyaInform

As Vadim notes, the first 'baptism of fire' for the German IRIS-T air defense system turned out to be 100% successful - it shot down all targets, among which were mostly cruise missiles.

In general, the Ukrainian warrior notes that the appearance of the IRIS-T air defense system significantly affected the effectiveness of Ukrainian air defense. He also concluded that the Ukrainian military needs more such systems in order to best protect Ukraine from enemy missile attacks.

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