When will the Netherlands hand over the Patriot air defence system to Ukarine?
In January, the Dutch government announced that it would transfer Patriot air defence systems to Ukraine. It is now known when the deliveries will start.
When We Can Expect It
So, according to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Patriot deliveries will start not earlier than in two months. That means that we should expect the air defense system in late spring or early summer. By the way, unlike the USA and Germany, the Netherlands will transfer to the Ukrainian Armed Forces not a battery of air defence systems but two launchers.
Dutch PM Rutte:- Clash Report (@clashreport) February 20, 2023
Kyiv will receive Patriot air defence system from the Netherlands in at least two months. pic.twitter.com/40Q7z09iRr
The Patriot is an anti-aircraft missile system developed by the US company Raytheon. It consists of an airborne interceptor missile and a high-performance radar system. The probability of hitting an aircraft is 0.8-0.9, a tactical missile 0.6-0.8. The cost per missile is about $3 million.