BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – The Slovak Defence Minister has said that NATO member Slovakia has begun to receive the first units of Patriot air defense system belonging to Germany and Netherlands.
Jaroslav Nad expressed thanks to Germany and Netherlands over the deployment of arms supply amid the Russia-Ukraine war, and said the “first elements of Patriot air defense” are arriving in Slovakia.
The air defense system will temporarily be placed at an airbase in the town of Sliac, Nad noted.
He also said around 2,100 troops from several NATO members will be positioned in Slovakia as part of the mission.
Meanwhile, Nad also noted that Slovakia plans to replace the Russian supplied S-300 system due to its technical conditions, age, and inadequate capabilities.