According to the publication, on January 27, Italian Defense Minister Guido Crosetto and his French counterpart Sebastien Lecornu discussed the technical details of supplying air defense systems to Kyiv at a meeting in Rome. In particular, the newspaper notes, during the negotiations the production of new batteries for the SAMP-T air defense system, which uses Aster-30 missiles, was approved.
At the same time, according to Il Messaggero, not all missiles will be destined for Ukraine, some of them will remain in the arsenals of Italy and France.
The Aster-30 has a range of about 100 kilometers to intercept aircraft and 25 kilometers to intercept missiles.
Earlier it was reported that Italy decided to supply Ukraine with a SAMP/T medium-range air defense system.