Germany to provide Ukraine with two more IRIS-T systems by year-end
Germany will send two more IRIS-T air defense systems to Ukraine by the end of this year in addition to the three it provided earlier
This was stated by German Ambassador to Ukraine Martin Jäger at the Ukraine's Success Formula forum, Ukrinform reports.
"The defense industry of our country is also interested in building long-term strategic relations with your country. Our support is mainly directed to the air defense industry - Gepard, IRIS-T, Patriot," the German diplomat said.
He stressed that in this way Germany seeks to strengthen the defense of Ukrainian cities against enemy attacks.
"We are also making a significant contribution to strengthening Ukraine's energy systems, in particular, we are supporting energy capabilities. We believe it is very important that this winter passes without any blackouts (in Ukraine - ed.)," Jäger said.
- In September, it was reported that German arms manufacturer Diehl Defence is seeking to increase production of the IRIS-T air defense system to meet demand due to Russia's war against Ukraine.
- In October, Germany provided Ukraine with an IRIS-T missile system.