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HIMARS, IRIS-T and armored vehicles: Germany's new aid package to Ukraine

HIMARS, IRIS-T and armored vehicles: Germany's new aid package to Ukraine German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Maria Kholina

Germany has allocated a new military aid package for Ukraine, including IRIS-T air defense systems, HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems, and Leopard 1 tanks, according to the German government.

The new aid package includes:

  • 10 Leopard 1A1 tanks and ammunition;
  • 20 Marder tracked infantry fighting vehicles and ammunition;
  • Medium-range IRIS-T SLM air defense system;
  • Short-range IRIS-T SLS air defense system;
  • Three HIMARS rocket artillery systems;
  • Two BEAVER bridge-laying vehicles;
  • Two Dachs armored engineering vehicles;
  • Bergepanzer 2 armored recovery vehicle;
  • Four Wisent 1 demining vehicles with spare parts;
  • 16 fuel tankers.

Additionally, Germany will provide ammunition, small arms, and 4 million rounds, demining and explosive ordnance disposal equipment, boats, three AMPS helicopter protection systems, and IT equipment.

German aid

Germany is one of the leading providers of military aid to Ukraine. Berlin has supplied the Ukrainian army with air defense systems, tanks, armored vehicles, various caliber shells, and other military equipment. Furthermore, Ukrainian military personnel are undergoing training in Germany.

Recently, Germany announced it would deliver an additional Patriot air defense system to Ukraine. According to the German defense minister, Ukraine will receive a quarter of Germany's Patriot stock.

However, Berlin refuses to supply Ukraine with long-range Taurus missiles.