The Italian government is preparing a new military aid package for Ukraine that will include air defense systems. This is reported Reuters referring to an unnamed representative of the Italian ruling coalition.
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He said that Rome is ready to provide Ukraine with various air defense systems, including the French-Italian medium-range SAMP-T and Italian Aspide, as well as Stinger man-portable missiles.
REFERENCE. The SAMP-T (EUROSAM Land system) complex is designed for air defense of mechanized units and troops on the march, as well as air defense of important stationary objects from a massive attack of a wide class of air targets, ranging from tactical missiles, all types of aircraft and ending with various unmanned aerial vehicles in any weather conditions, when the enemy uses various interferences of high intensity.
The official could not say anything about the number of weapons and the timing of delivery.
The agency writes that Italian Defense Minister Guido Crosetto spoke on the phone with the US Secretary of Defense on November 7 Lloyd Austin and promised to support Ukraine “as much as necessary.”
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