The German air defense system IRIS-T is the newest system, which is not in service even in the German army.
Ukraine concluded a contract for its supply to the Armed Forces. The first systems will be in service at the beginning of 2023.
About it on the air of the telethon on the TV channel “1+1” said Andrii Melnyk, former ambassador of Ukraine to Germany.
“The three systems that we are talking about now will come step by step, starting from the beginning of next year. But this is also important, because when the Russians know that we will have these systems, when they understand that not only one city, but also other “objects will be protected, so our people can sleep more peacefully,” Melnyk explained.
It will be recalled that Andriy Melnyk reported that Ukraine signed a contract for the supply of modern air defense systems IRIS-T.
Note that the IRIS-T SLM system has a range of 40 kilometers and an altitude of up to 20 kilometers. Using IRIS-T SLM can shoot down warplaneshelicopters, cruise missiles, rocket artillery, drones, anti-radar missiles.