Commander of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Lieutenant General Mykola Oleschuk noted on February 5, 2023, that Ukraine would receive SAMP/T-MAMBA air defense systems from France and Italy to strengthen the country’s air defense, and the Ukrainian military has already left for training.
Source: Commander of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Lieutenant General Mykola Oleschuk
“I sincerely thank the governments of France and Italy for the decision regarding the provision of SAMP/T-MAMBA air defense systems to protect Ukraine from Russian missile terror and strengthen the country’s air defense. I immediately decided to send the necessary number of units of anti-aircraft missile forces for training. And they are already on their way,” explained the Commander of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Mykola Oleschuk added that in the spring Ukrainian military would return home with knowledge, skills and the SAMP/T-MAMBA complexes themselves.
Earlier, France and Italy confirmed that they would deliver the MAMBA medium-range ground defense system in the spring to help Ukraine defend itself against attacks by Russian drones, missiles and aircraft.
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