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Germany plans to upgrade the air defense system over Russian threat

Германия планирует обновить систему ПВО из-за российской угрозыAir defenses are going to improve in two stages and can spend up to two billion euros.

Germany plans to upgrade its air defense system (PVO) short-range action in connection with the alleged threat from Russia.

As indicated earlier, purchase new defensive system should help Germany “to fill the gap, which had caused concern in NATO after the annexation of Crimea by Russia”.

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The cost of the first stage in the upgrade of air defense systems, is designed to mid-next decade, could reach 460 million euros. In the future, the cost of the program could rise to 2 billion euros. As the source said, the Ministry of defence of Germany has not yet made a final decision on this issue.

In the list of purchases can get air defense system, developed by the German defense company Diehl BGT Defence, which is engaged in the production of missiles and ammunition. So, the German military can acquire modified for launchers land based version of the missile of class “air — air” IRIS-T, installed on Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets.

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