Volodymyr Zelensky repeats it to anyone who will listen: Kiev has a crucial need for modern weapons, especially to counter Russian supremacy in the Ukrainian sky. In terms of air defense, the Ukrainians already benefit from Western equipment such as the American Patriot or the French Mamba. Italy is not to be outdone, La Repubblica points out, explaining that the "steel dome" that should protect the sky of Kiev is currently being built in the suburbs of Rome.
Ukraine has ordered two Skynex defense systems, state-of-the-art air batteries built by Rheinmetall Italia. The company is integrated into a German conglomerate but the men and patents are "entirely Italian," the article boasts.
Kiev decided to add four 35-millimeter guns to each radar station. Once the target is identified by the radar assisted by artificial intelligence, these cannons fire ammunition that, when exploded near the target, project...
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