High Tension: Ukr4ine Is Testing 2700 a New Air Missile From Germany

High Tension: Ukr4ine Is Testing 2700 a New Air Missile From Germany Germany to Send 2700 9K32 Strela-2 Man-portable air-defense Systems to Ukraine. The Reuters news agency reported that Germany Government has approved a shipment of 2,700 9K32 Strela-2 portable shoulder-fired air defense missile systems (MANPADS) to Ukraine.

The weapons would come out of the depots once overseen by Soviet-controlled East Germany (the German Democratic Republic, Deutsche Demokratische Republik), which reunited with West Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

9K32 Strela-2 is a type of weapon that many people in the Ukrainian military would have been familiar with over the years. The 9K32 Strela-2 (NATO reporting name SA-7 Grail) is a lightweight, shoulder-fired, surface-to-air missile (or MANPADS) system.

It is designed to target aircraft at low altitudes with passive infrared homing guidance and destroy them with a high explosive warhead. The Strela-2 was a staple of the Cold War and was produced in huge numbers for the Soviet Union and their allies,

as well as revolutionary movements. Though since surpassed by more modern systems, the Strela and its variants remain in service in many countries and have seen widespread use in nearly every regional conflict since 1972.