Germany delivered the first of four scheduled IRIS-T SLM air defence systems to Ukraine in October 2022. There is no official information on how many IRIS-T SLM systems are currently operated by Ukrainians.
According to reports from the Ukrainian Air Force spokesperson, Yuiry Ignat, the IRIS-T SLM achieved very high effectiveness against various of aerial targets. Germany was the first country to provide the Armed Forces of Ukraine with a modern air defence system.
In November 2022, Germany delivered to Ukraine the first set of additional IRIS-T SLM missiles so the supply just delivery by the German government is the next one.
According to the German government’s statement, the latest batch of IRIS-T SLM missiles was delivered from the defence industry stock and financed by German funds for security capacity building. The IRIS-T SLM air defence system is produced by the Diehl Defence.
As recently reported by Defence Industry Europe, another German defence industry company, HENSOLDT, received an order for two additional state-of-the-art TRML-4D radars to strengthen Ukraine’s air defence. According to HENSOLDT’s statement released on January 18, the two radars will be delivered in the next three months.