Switzerland offers Ukraine its air defense system

Switzerland offers Ukraine its air defense system



2 August this year in Vinnitsa held a working meeting of representatives of the command of the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces with the Defense Attaché of the Embassy of the Swiss Confederation in Kiev, Christoph Bruni.

According to the Department of Press and Media Relations of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Lieutenant-General Viktor Sidash, Deputy Commander of the Air Force for Combat Training, Head of the Combat Training Directorate of the Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, led the Ukrainian delegation.

According to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the purpose of the meeting was to familiarize with the capabilities and features of the Swiss system of detection and control of airspace "SKYGUARD". In addition, during the meeting, the issue of determining prospects for future cooperation between the defense ministries of both countries was considered.

K. Bruni told the Ukrainian military in some detail about the possibilities of the newest air defense system and control of the airspace "SKYGUARD". He also familiarized the representatives of the Ukrainian side with the peculiarities of its use in a single system of control over air objects.

According to C. Bruni, this system was successfully tested in 2008, when it was used to support the European Football Championship. Also, according to the representative of Switzerland, this system is used during the annual economic forum held in Davos.

K. Bruni also noted that the Swiss Defense Ministry is ready to consider the possibility of using this airspace control system during the Euro-2012 championship in Poland and Ukraine.

Lieutenant-General V.Sidash told the guest that this information will be carefully worked out and the relevant proposals to the leadership of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be brought to the notice of the Swiss side.
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  1. Superduck
    Superduck 5 August 2011 10: 55 New
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    On October 18, 2007, the South African Oerlikon GDF-005 robotic gun (part of the SKYGUARD complex) opened uncontrolled fire in all directions. Nine soldiers were killed and fourteen wounded on the spot. The military refers to the malfunction of the computer that controlled the actions of the gun.
    To the descendants of the stool GLORY!
  2. merkawa
    merkawa 5 August 2011 10: 55 New
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    When the Swiss would give Ukraine an air defense system one conversation, and strain the second with money fellow wink
  3. datur 5 August 2011 13: 23 New
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    merkawa, yes, crest of fat can not be fooled.
  4. Superduck
    Superduck 5 August 2011 13: 35 New
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    And in general, the complex is an analogue of Shilka, a maximum of Tunguska in class, what will this give Ukraine? I understand Aegis or Pantsyr there, the latter generally look at 2 orders of magnitude more interesting than a skygard. Well, let’s deploy, protect, after the championship they’ll take it back, the place for an advertising platform in the forest near Konche-Zaspa is free. And if they reproduce the glitch of the computer while driving alongside Yanukovych’s motorcade, the people of Ukraine will buy such a couple in gratitude.
    1. svvaulsh
      svvaulsh 5 August 2011 21: 37 New
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      AEGIS is a slightly different system. It includes in the complex anti-submarine, anti-ballistic and anti-aircraft defense AUG. The structure of the system integrates satellites, AWACS, PLO aircraft, URA cruisers, submarines, and enemy submarine warning systems. The system works in range up to 600 km, in height up to 200 (if I'm not mistaken).

      True, I heard that in a massive attack from different angles (for example, launching 30-40 anti-ship missiles), the system fails due to overload.
  5. slan
    slan 5 August 2011 20: 24 New
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    To buy something unnecessary, you must first sell something unnecessary (c)
    So is it to shoot down balls?
  6. svvaulsh
    svvaulsh 5 August 2011 20: 31 New
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    Well now, under the CE 2012, they’ll be stupid! If only to cut some money!
  7. APASUS 5 August 2011 20: 57 New
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    Switzerland gives more rollback for this system! This is the first and only plus ............
    1. LESHA pancake
      LESHA pancake 7 August 2011 20: 41 New
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      UKRAINE IS A BIG COW AND THE SWISS WANTS TO MILK IT.