First German IRIS-T air defense system arrives to Ukraine

11 October 2022, 06:49 PM
IRIS-T air defense system (Photo:StaVlb/Twitter)

IRIS-T air defense system (Photo:StaVlb/Twitter)

Ukraine has received the first German IRIS-T anti-air defense battery, German newspaper Der Spiegel reported on Oct. 11

According to Spiegel, the transfer took place next to the Polish-Ukrainian border on Oct. 11.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz earlier said one IRIS-T battery has the capacity to protect a large city.

The German government confirmed the deal to supply Ukraine with four IRIS-T systems on Sept. 29, although it could take up to two years to manufacture them.

Video of day

The Ukrainian Air Force said on Oct. 6 that its personnel are already training how to operate both the German-made IRIS-T and Norwegian NASAMS. Ukraine’s international partners pledged to provide Ukraine with both these modern air defense systems.

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google News

Ukraine Today
Fresh daily newsletter covering the top headlines and developments in Ukraine
Daily at 9am EST
Show more news