France to supply Ukraine with air defense radars

Published February 2nd, 2023 - 08:45 GMT
Air defense radar system

ALBAWABA - France is set to supply Ukraine with air defense radar systems that will track missiles and drones launched from Russia, French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu said.

Wednesday's announcement was made when Lecornu visited the radar’s manufacturer with his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksii Reznikov in France, where they signed an agreement to supply the Ground master (GM200) radar to Kyiv.

However, he did not say when the aid will be ready to be sent off.

For his part, Reznikov said that the radar will be the cherry on top of the cake, noting that the system is very effective and powerful and will contribute to saving the lives of many Ukrainians.

The radar's expenses will be covered by a special fund of $220 million that Paris allocated to pay for French arms in Kyiv. This is not the first time that discussions have come up regarding significant French aid to Ukraine.

On the other hand, there have also been official discussions recently about the delivery of French tanks to Ukraine, and although the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy raised the issue with the French President Emmanuel Macron in a telephone conversation, a final decision has not yet been reached.

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