Germany is contemplating supplying IRIS-T SLM medium vary air-defense methods to Ukraine, Bild reported on Could 13.
[ Editor’s Note: The Ukraine war is a bad dream, with Germany holding a special place as the former home of the Nazis, who we now see supporting modern day Nazis in Ukraine against their former countryman.
These are the descedants of those Russian people who suffered 25 million dead in WWII to help free the world from Nazism, and they are not happy to see Germany participating helping the new Nazis with their dream of genociding the Russians.
It also seems to accept no responsibility as a guarantor of the failed Minsk agreements with France where the only people punished by those failures were the ethnic Russians in Donbass who had the Ukraine Nazis shelling and killing and maiming them without a peep of intervention by the German government.
This is the same Germany that partnered with Russia to build a huge gas line network that had given the heart of Germany’s economy to run on low cost Russian gas, and the income from that was used by Russia to buy a large amount of German goods for many years until someone decided to throw a terror policital bomb into that smooth running relationship.
So what we have here is a manufactured new war with no one yet opening a formal investigation to charge the instigators that have planned this and will be responsible for the deaths and destruction. Shame on Germany. Thus ends my cheery missive for today … Jim W. Dean ]
First revealed … Could 14, 2022
Based on the German information outlet, the German cupboard’s safety council is discussing the matter. IRIS-T SLM methods, made by German weapons maker Diehl Protection, could possibly be deployed in Ukraine from November if the choice was taken.
The IRIS-T SLM system can interact aerial targets as much as 40 kilometers away at altitudes of as much as greater than 19 kilometers. The system’s fundamental armament, the IRIS-T SL missile, is first directed in direction of its goal by way of a datalink. As soon as in shut proximity, the missile locks on the goal with its imaging infrared seeker.
The system includes a TRML-4D surveillance and goal acquisition radar made by Germany’s Hensoldt. The radar is supplied an AESA [Active Electronically Scanned Array] sensor with a most vary of 250 kilometers and the power to trace as much as 1,500 targets on the identical time.
The IRIS-T SLM was designed to counter strategic bombers, fighter jets, assault helicopters, anti-radiation missiles, cruise missiles, guided bombs, drones and large-caliber rockets.
Ukraine is inquisitive about receiving ten IRIS-T SLM methods, which could possibly be manufactured over the following three to 4 years. Coaching Ukrainian service members on the methods may begin as quickly because the German authorities has permitted the plan.
A number of the downsides of the IRIS-T SLM air-defense system are its restricted vary and its infrared-based steerage system which makes it susceptible to some extant to lively counter-measures like flares.
Germany has been attempting to rebuild the air-defense capabilities of Kiev forces because the starting of the Russian particular navy operation in Ukraine. To date, Berlin have equipped Kiev forces with 2,700 Soviet-made Strela-2M and 500 US-made FIM-92 Stinger MANPADs [man-portable air-defense systems]. Berlin additionally promised to offer 50 German-made Flakpanzer Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft weapons.
The plan to provide Ukraine with IRIS-T SLM air-defense methods doesn’t seem like useful because of the very long time Diehl Protection will take to fabricate the methods.
Even when some methods had been shortly manufactured and equipped, they won’t possible current any new functionality. Kiev forces are already utilizing medium-range air-defense methods just like the Soviet-made Buk-M1 with little success.