According to the German publication Welt, Ukraine wants to purchase a modern IRIS-T SLM air defense system from Germany.
What is known
We are talking about 11 installations in the amount of 1,500,000,000Euro. They want to buy directly from the manufacturing company Diehl Defense. According to the source, Ukraine applied for an export license in early July, but it has not yet been approved by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
If everything works out, then the contract will be calculatedfor 5 years. Although the first deliveries of the system may begin at the end of this year. By the way, in addition to 11 installations, Ukraine should receive one or more IRIS-T SLM systems for free. Most likely, it was about their production that the German Foreign Minister recently spoke.
What is IRIS-T SLM
This is a medium-range anti-aircraft missile systemactions. It was developed by the German company Diehl Defense in 2014. The complex is designed to destroy aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, cruise and ballistic missiles. IRIS-T SLM is considered one of the most advanced air defense systems.