“A new era of air defense has begun on Ukraine. IRIS-T SLM from Germany have already arrived. They are coming American NASAMS. And that’s just the beginning. And we need more “- stated Reznikov.
Reznikov would like to thank the head of the German Ministry of National Defense
As he added, there is no doubt that Russia is a terrorist state. This means, according to the minister, that there is a moral obligation to protect the skies over Ukraine “in order to save our citizens”. Reznikov also thanked his German counterpart Christine Lambrecht for “cooperation and strong commitment to helping Ukraine”.
About handing over Ukraine by Germany the first of four promised IRIS-T SLM air defense systems the website of the weekly “Spiegel” informed on Tuesday. The system was developed by the German company Diehl Defense. Promise to hand over IRIS-T Chancellor Olaf Scholz he submitted in early June. It was originally supposed to happen in November.
IRIS-T SLM. What is it and how does it work?
On Tuesday, US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby declared that USA will deliver to Ukraine the first two NASAMS air defense systems in the near future. Kirby declined to give an exact date.
The IRIS-T SLM has a range of up to 40 km. It can counter air targets – airplanes, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as maneuvering and anti-radiation missiles – flying at an altitude of up to 20 km.