Under the radar, Germany trains Ukrainians on advanced air defence weapon

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By Sabine Siebold SOMEWHERE IN GERMANY (Reuters) – In a remote German wood away from prying eyes, around 40 Ukrainians are taking a crash course on one of the West’s most advanced air defence systems, already confident it will enable them to better ward off Russian strikes once they return home. Boasting a range of some 40 kilometres (25 miles) and a 360 degree view, the IRIS-T SLM system is one of the most coveted of the weapons that Berlin has supplied to Kyiv. “Our main task is to learn as quickly as possible so we can get back and continue to fight,” Myckhailo, a 45 year-old who has been a…

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