IRIS-T shows 100% success today, more of these systems needed, Air Force says
IRIS-T shows 100% success today, the Air Force reported (Photo:Timm Ziegenthaler)
IRIS-T, the German-made anti-aircraft missile system, was 100% effective during Russia’s massive missile strike on Ukraine on Oct. 31, Ukrainian AirForce spokesman Yuriy Ignat said on Ukrainian national television.
“We ask and continue to call on the world to provide Ukraine with weapons,” Ignat said.
“We need air defense means, particularly those we have mentioned before, IRIS-T. This system works and it worked today, showing 100% effectiveness.”
Ukraine will also have the NASAMS air defense system in the near future, he added.
Russia launched a new massive missile attack on the entire territory of Ukraine on Oct. 31.
Damage was recorded in the cities of Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhya, as well as in towns in Cherkasy, Kyiv, and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts. A total of 18 objects in 10 regions were hit by cruise missiles or Iranian flying bomb drones.
In its latest attack on Ukrainian civilian infrastructure, Russia launched a total of 50 cruise missiles at Ukraine, 44 of which were shot down by the air defense forces.
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