Allies of NATO, Poland, Germany and Ukraine have agreed that additional Patriot missile launchers will be stationed near Poland’s border to Ukraine following an offer made by Berlin.
Mariusz Blaszczak tweeted “The German Defense Minister confirmed that she will deploy the Patriot Launcher at the border with Ukraine.”
“The system’s version is still to be determined, as well as the speed at which they will reach us and how long they will stay stationed there.”
Christine Lambrecht, Berlin’s Defence Minister, stated that Warsaw was offered the Patriot missile defence system by Berlin to protect its airspace after a stray missile crashed into Poland last week.
The German government stated that it would continue to support its eastern neighbor with air policing and German Eurofighters after the incident. This raised concern initially about the possibility that there could be a spillover from conflict in Ukraine.
According to NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg the missile that hit Poland last week and killed 2 people appears to have been accidentally fired by Ukraine’s air defenses rather than a Russian strike.
Ground-based air defense systems such as Raytheon’s Patriot, RTX.N Patriot are designed to intercept missiles.
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