Norway sends 100 Mistral anti-aircraft missile systems to Ukraine

Norway sends 100 Mistral anti-aircraft missile systems to Ukraine
# 20 April 2022 10:32 (UTC +04:00)

Norway has decided to donate 100 mistral air defense missiles to Ukraine, its defense ministry said in a statement on Wednesday, APA reports citing Reuters.

The mistral air protection system is “an effective weapon that has been used in the maritime defense, and that will be of great benefit to Ukraine” defense minister Bjørn Arild Gram said in a statement.

The mistral system has been used on deminers and corvettes. It is a type of air defense that the armed forces have planned to replace. It will therefore not have a major impact on the national operational capability to donate the missiles.

The missile will be phased out by the Norwegian armed forces, but it is still a modern and effective weapon that will be of great benefit to Ukraine.”

The weapons have already been sent out of Norway, the ministry added.

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