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Germany handed over to Ukraine the second of four promised IRIS-T air defense systems.

German Iris-T air defense system
Germany handed over to Ukraine the second of four promised IRIS-T air defense systems.

According to Spiegel, the delivery took place a few days ago.

In the summer of 2022, Chancellor Olaf Scholz approved the delivery of four IRIS-T air defense systems to Ukraine. The first Iris-T was handed over to Ukraine in October 2022.

The ground-based air defense system has proven itself in the winter in the Kyiv area, making an important contribution to protecting civilian infrastructure from Russian missiles.

The Iris-T SLM anti-aircraft system consists of three vehicles:

  • a launch pad on a military truck with space for eight missiles
  • a radar vehicle
  • and a command vehicle.
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