Italy to Send Second SAMP/T Air Defense System to Ukraine

by Roman Cheplyk
Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Italy to Send Second SAMP/T Air Defense System to Ukraine

Italy has confirmed that it will send another SAMP-T air defense system to Ukraine to bolster its defenses against Russian attacks

This marks the second system provided by Italy, as reported by Reuters.

The initial SAMP-T air defense system arrived in Ukraine in 2023, jointly transferred by Italy and France. Now, in response to Ukraine’s request, a new complex will be delivered.

Key Details about the SAMP-T Air Defense System:

  • Origin: SAMP-T is a collaborative effort between Italy and France.
  • Capabilities: The system can effectively counter attack drones, cruise missiles, ballistic missiles, and aircraft.
  • Missile: SAMP-T is equipped with the French Aster-30 missile.
  • Specifications:
    • Length: 4.9 meters
    • Weight: 450 kilograms
    • Rocket Speed: 5,000 km/h
    • Cruise Missile Damage Radius: 100 km
    • Ballistic Missile Range: Up to 35 km
    • Maximum Missile Damage Height: 20 km

The exact arrival date of the SAMP-T air defense system in Ukraine remains undisclosed. This move reflects Italy’s commitment to supporting Ukraine’s security amidst ongoing tensions

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