The IRIS-T SLM can intercept various air threats within a radius of 40 kilometers. (taken from Deere Defense website)
First draft 05-16 22:41
Update time 05-17 06:27
[Compiled by Chen Chengliang/Comprehensive report]Germany overcame “psychological obstacles” at the end of April, breaking the precedent of “not providing heavy weapons to warring parties” for Ukraine, and decided to aid Ukraine, including 7 PzH 2000 self-propelled guns, 50 Cheetah air defenses Vehicles and other heavy weapons, and now it is rumored that Ukraine is expected to obtain the IRIS-T SLM advanced air defense system made in Germany that can intercept various air threats within a radius of 40 kilometers!
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According to a Reuters report, the IRIS-T SLM and its associated advanced phased array radar could be delivered to Ukraine as soon as November. This weapon is quite advanced, with quick response and fire-and-forget performance. The Ukrainian government has also indicated that it expects to purchase more air defense systems of this type in the coming years.
The IRIS-T SLM was developed by the German company Diehl Defence. The interceptor missiles it uses are derived from the IRIS-T air-to-air missiles developed by Germany to replace the American-made AIM-9 “Sidewinder”.
Later, in the “Medium-Range Air Defense System” (MEADS) program jointly carried out by Germany, France, and Italy, Deere designed two land-launched (SL) versions; The same missile body of the T air-to-air missile, the 4-mounted launcher of the land-based vehicle is also modified from the pylon used by the fighter, and has been adopted by Sweden.
The medium-range IRIS-T SLM is replaced with a large rocket engine with a vector nozzle, a mid-section data link system and a new bullet nose fairing, and is installed on the launch vehicle in the form of an 8-unit bomb box, which can intercept various types within a radius of 40 kilometers. aerial threat
In addition to the missile launch vehicle, the IRIS-T SLM system is also equipped with a tactical control center and a multi-functional fire control radar (MFCR) vehicle developed with Germany, which can effectively detect high-speed mobile fighters, ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and UAVs, etc. Incoming target.
It is worth mentioning that when Deere designs all vehicles, the size of all components is limited to the size of a standard container, which means that the complete system can be easily integrated with various transportation vehicles, thereby protecting a radius of 40 kilometers and a maximum height of 20 kilometers. range.
The IRIS-T SLM is improved from the IRIS-T air-to-air missile. In addition to the replacement of a new rocket engine to extend the range, the nose fairing has also been changed to a pointed configuration. (taken from Deere Defense website)