The West continues to supply weapons to Ukraine, seeking to maximize its defense capability.
One of the problems that the West is trying to solve is to limit Russia’s dominance in the airspace of Ukraine. For this, various air defense systems are sent to Kyiv.
Norway, according to Defense Minister Bjorn Arild Gram, has supplied Ukraine with one hundred Mistral anti-aircraft missile systems and an unnamed number of launchers for them. This is almost the entire stock of portable systems that were in service with the Norwegian army. But there are still permanently installed on minesweepers and corvettes. They haven’t been touched yet.
Transferring the Mistral to Ukraine will not weaken Norway’s defenses, which has simply embarked on a program to replace these missiles with other systems, according to the ministry. “The missile will be phased out of service with the Norwegian armed forces, but it is still a modern and effective weapon,” Gram said.