NASAMS and IRIS-T complexes – Zhdanov issued a disappointing statement – UNIAN

The supply of air defense systems to Ukraine is slowing down, the expert noted.

Today we do not know when Ukraine will receive the complexes NASAMS and IRIS-T to improve the air defense (AD) system.

Speaking of which said well-known military expert Oleg Zhdanov, answering a related question.

“Unfortunately (supplying Ukraine) air defense has slowed down, and a lot. Let’s see what the US will tell us from October 1. There are six NASAMS systems. The $ 180 million contract has already been signed. these systems, I hope we’ll find out in October, “he said.

“We now have the IRIS-T complex hanging in the air, which should have been delivered to us from Germany. It was supposed to arrive literally in the next few weeks. They promised before the end of September. This complex is overdue.” It is impossible to say how long “added Zhdanov.

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We recall that President Volodymyr Zelensky said so Ukraine is in discussions with 5 countries providing our state with air defense systems.

As known, in the second half of August, the United States announced a new military assistance package to Ukrainewhich includes NASAMS systems which will be able to strengthen Ukraine’s air defense (air defense) system.

Previously, the opinion was expressed that two batteries of NASAMS anti-aircraft missile systems with missiles for them can cover up to two objects.

The other day, September 13, Yuri Ignat, speaker of the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine saidthat Ukraine expects from Western partners not only NASAMS, but also German IRIS-T systems,.

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