Germany ready with massive $1.5 Billion aid package to Ukraine: Here's what's included

Written by Henrik Rothen

Nov.21 - 2023 3:22 PM CET

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Germany ready with massive $1.5 Billion aid package to Ukraine.

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Earlier today, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had reason to celebrate as the United States announced a new aid package for Ukraine. However, the good news didn't stop there.

Less than an hour ago, it was also reported that Germany is ready with its own aid package for Ukraine, valued at a substantial 1.3 billion euros ($1.5 billion).

This high amount indicates the significance of the package being sent to Ukraine, and a closer look at its contents reveals crucial items for the Ukrainians.

The package includes:

  • 4 IRIS-T SLM air defense systems

  • 20,000 shells of 155mm artillery ammunition

  • 60 high-quality surveillance drones

  • More than 24 drone detection systems

Comments on Reddit reflect the enthusiasm for this development.

One user exclaimed, "Four IRIS-T systems?! That's huge!" while another confirmed the significance of the package:

"Very big package indeed. Guessing it’ll be months out since they’ll be added to the manufacturing list but considering how long this war will go, it’s still much needed."

The IRIS-T is a medium-range infrared homing air-to-air missile, available in both air-to-air and ground defense surface-to-air variants.

While the package from Germany is expected to include much more than the items listed above, these are some of the most notable components. The arrival of this aid marks a significant boost in support for Ukraine, reflecting the growing international commitment to assist in its defense efforts.

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