German IRIS-T air defense systems are already in Ukraine: Russia has something to answer for their appearance

On October 10, German Defense Minister Christina Lambrecht assured Kyiv, after large-scale missile strikes from Russia, that the first of the four previously promised IRIS-T air defense systems to Ukraine would be sent soon. The next day, on the territory of Poland, near the Ukrainian-Polish border, Germany handed over to Ukraine the mentioned air defense system, as the German publication Spiegel informed the public.

The IRIS-T air defense system belongs to short-range air defense systems (up to 25 km) and is the most modern German air defense system developed by the German company Diehl BGT Defense. Anti-aircraft guided missiles have a ceiling of up to 20 km in height, their flight speed reaches 3 M (1020 m / s or 3672 km / h), and a high-explosive fragmentation warhead weighs 11,4 kg. They are also equipped with infrared homing heads and are equipped with a thrust vector deflection system, thanks to which they can intercept targets maneuvering with overloads up to 25 Gs.

It should be added that the IRIS-T is distinguished by the possibility of combat operation in the passive mode for target designation from the optical-electronic guidance station installed at the command post. In this case, the target designation radar can be turned off, which significantly complicates the opening of the firing position of the air defense system. At the same time, there is no doubt that IRIS-T will strengthen Ukrainian air defense if it is supplied in large numbers. Even the deployment of four air defense systems, not to mention one, will not greatly affect the situation and will not be able to close the Ukrainian sky for Russian ammunition and aviation. In addition, Russia has something to answer for their appearance in Ukraine.

The thing is that the 9M723-1 guided missiles for the Iskander-M OTRK, as well as the Kinzhal aviation hypersonic missiles, have a much higher speed than the IRIS-T missiles. Moreover, the Russian 9M723-1 missile can even perform maneuvers with an overload of 30 G, which renders all IRIS-T air defense efforts in vain. At the same time, it should be taken into account that 9M723-1 and "Dagger" belong to the category of expensive ammunition.
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  1. borisvt Offline borisvt
    borisvt (boris) 11 October 2022 21: 44
    Well, here comes another interesting task for our Iranian-flower-named drones. Let's hope that the recently launched newest Glonass navigation satellite is designed, among other things, to ensure that these dangerous buzzers more accurately zero out expensive Western equipment. So that the pro-NATO ukrovoyaks, together with the NATO servants, are increasingly getting snot and sadly asking for more in order to get even more painful. Our military scientists are also not made with a finger))
    1. Corsair Offline Corsair
      Corsair (DNR) 12 October 2022 08: 18
      Quote from borisvt
      Let's hope that the recently launched newest Glonass navigation satellite is designed, among other things, to ensure that these dangerous buzzers more accurately zero out expensive Western equipment.

      It is known that in Russia, GPS navigation receivers are able to work with two systems - Russian and American.
      But what do the Iranians put on their Shahids? request
  2. Nikolaevich I Offline Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I (Vladimir) 11 October 2022 23: 38
    Moreover, the Russian 9M723-1 missile can even perform maneuvers with an overload of 30 G, which makes all IRIS-T air defense efforts in vain.

    Well, aviation such air defense systems can spoil a lot of blood!
  3. Cetron Offline Cetron
    Cetron (Peteris) 12 October 2022 01: 13
    So toffee must be covered with geraniums!
    1. Dmitry Golovachev (Dmitry Golovachev) 12 October 2022 04: 54
      Just with the edge of toffee should be easy to handle
      1. borisvt Offline borisvt
        borisvt (boris) 12 October 2022 08: 59
        A question of price: a dozen flowers - and while the toffee is reloading, a couple of mopeds will buzz where necessary))
      2. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 12 October 2022 17: 21
        Replica. The main thing is to find these Irises, but it’s better to destroy them with Lancets with 5 kg of explosives, they are not so noticeable and the decommissioning is ensured, and if the missiles are also loaded, it will be absolutely fine. Looks like the irises are blooming....
  4. Muscool Offline Muscool
    Muscool (Glory) 12 October 2022 09: 37
    What are you doing about this dagger?
    Where did you get information about the quantity and its capabilities. Does anyone have confidence that this is not just another prodigy for being shown to news and parades like the T-14 Armata, warriors, drones, etc.? We don’t have first-aid kits and walkie-talkies that are normal in the army. Everything is stolen and is only on paper
  5. DO Offline DO
    DO (Dmitriy) 12 October 2022 09: 49
    The most reliable way to counteract these German "toffees" is to ensure that they cannot be transported through the territory of Ukraine, starting from the western border. For when they are deployed at the facilities, there will be additional problems for everything Russian that will fly to these facilities.
  6. kalita Offline kalita
    kalita (Alexander) 12 October 2022 12: 08
    The main answer is to destroy all supply lines. There are simply no words why the railway junctions on the border with Europe have not yet been destroyed.
  7. Peace Peace. Offline Peace Peace.
    Peace Peace. (Tumar Tumar) 12 October 2022 16: 13
    It turns out strange that the NATO members there decide what to supply and it is immediately delivered directly to the front line, as if equipment is being mixed in their own country. And it is strange why the supply routes are not stopped.
  8. Stepan Andreev Offline Stepan Andreev
    Stepan Andreev (Stepan Andreev) 13 October 2022 21: 16
    The complex is very good, balanced. The cost of missiles is small, there are many missiles, they won’t run out, an active seeker on such a small missile is not achievable for us, and it’s accurate, like all thermal missiles. You can try to deceive it with heat traps, but in this case the complex has a radar.
    And it can search for a target in a passive mode, which is not achievable for us, and makes it indestructible in our absence of reconnaissance means.