Germany buys IRIS-T air defense systems

هل سلمت ألمانيا نظام الدفاع الجوي المصري IRIS-T SLM لأوكرانيا ؟

Germany wants to buy six IRIS-T air defense systems made by Diehl for its air force for about 900 million euros ($971 million), a defense source revealed to Reuters on Tuesday.

The country earlier acquired two units and pledged to send them to Ukraine.

The IRIS-T SLM has a range of about 40 km and a 360-degree view.

IRIS-T SLM air defense system achieved 100% hit rate in Ukraine

The IRIS-T SLM air defense system achieved a 100% hit rate in Ukraine, even in attack flooding waves of more than 12 targets, the manufacturer, Diehl Defense, reported while announcing the delivery of the second IRIS-T SLM system to Ukraine on May 25. the past.

Advanced German air defense system IRIS-T

In an official statement, the company said: “The IRIS-T SLM system has shown excellent performance in combat conditions since it was put into operation in Ukraine. According to the customer, the system achieved a 100% hit rate even in attack waves with more than 12 targets.”

Earlier this year, a Ukrainian soldier told Reuters, “Our air force commander said the IRIS-T hit 51 out of 51 targets; That is, 100% against Shahed drones and Russian cruise missiles.”

The commander of the Ukrainian Air Force, Lieutenant-General Mykola Oleshuk, said on his Telegram channel on May 3 that a squadron of IRIS-T systems has destroyed more than 60 hostile air targets over Ukraine since its delivery in October 2022.

The IRIS-T SLX system is currently being developed with a further increase in performance to a range of up to 80 km and an altitude of 30 km.

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