Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced his intention to establish a new air defense system with European neighbors.
Scholz said, today, Monday, in a speech at Karlova University in the Czech capital Prague, that creating a standard system “would be a security gain for the whole of Europe.”
Scholtz added that such a system would be cheaper and more powerful than if each country created its own, very expensive and complex air defense.
The German chancellor did not give details of the defense system. The project is seen as a response to Russia’s war against Ukraine, which has lasted for over half a year so far.
He announced that Germany will invest significantly in air defense in the coming years, explaining that the new air defense system must be designed from the ground up in a way that can involve European neighbors.
Schulz specifically referred to the Netherlands, Poland, the Baltic states – Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania – the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and partners in Scandinavia.