Germany is willing to sell 11 IRIS-T SLM surface-to-air missile systems to Ukraine for a price of 1,500,000,000 euros; the deal might take five years

Ukraine intends to purchase a sophisticated IRIS-T SLM air defence system from Germany, according to the German newspaper Welt.

What is known

11 units totaling 1,500,000,000 euros are at issue. They want to purchase them straight from Diehl Defense, the producer. The source claims that Ukraine asked for an export permit at the beginning of July, but German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has not yet given his approval.

If all goes according to plan, the contract will be in effect for 5 years. Despite the fact that the system’s initial deliveries might begin at the end of this year. Additionally to the 11 units, Ukraine should receive one or more free IRIS-T SLM systems. When Ukraine will get its IRIS-T new air defence system was made known.

What is IRIS-T SLM

This surface-to-air missile system has a medium range. In 2014, the German business Diehl Defense created it. The system is made to take out helicopters, cruise and ballistic missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, and planes. One of the most cutting-edge air defence systems is IRIS-T SLM.

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