THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Dutch protection ministry says it’s working with Germany to station Patriot surface-to-air missiles in Slovakia on the request of NATO.
Protection Minister Kajsa Ollongren stated Tuesday that the Dutch ruling coalition agrees “in precept” to the deployment on the alliance’s jap flank as a defensive measure.
Ollongren says that some 150 to 200 Dutch troops will head east with the missile system as quickly because the Cupboard provides formal approval. The protection ministry stated the missiles can take down airplanes, helicopters and cruise missiles as much as an altitude of 20 kilometers, or some 12.4 miles.
The Dutch navy’s Patriot techniques have beforehand seen service in each Gulf wars and had been stationed in southern Turkey from 2013-15 to intercept missiles from Syria.
Germany introduced late final month that it deliberate to ship Patriots to Slovakia.
Patriot techniques, manufactured by the U.S. protection contractor Raytheon
entered full-scale growth in 1976 and had been first deployed inside the following decade.