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"The NATO secretary general recently said that as NATO countries, we can temporarily move below the alliance's capability targets. So the room for creativity is there. Industrial suppliers have pledged to speed up production and delivery of replacement systems. We are counting on that," Dutch Minister of Defense Kajsa Ollongren referred to Jens Stoltenberg who encouraged the allies to sacrifice the needs of alliance when it comes to boosting support for Ukraine.
defence-ua | Netherlands [Asks] Multiple Countries to Assemble a Patriot for Ukraine Piece by Piece
This could be a reasonable idea of how to get a Patriot air defense system in a short time, and there's already a list of countries that could participate in this venture
In April, the German Ministry of Defense announced the "immediate" transfer of another Patriot to Ukraine and sparked a discussion of who else could donate additional systems. For a reminder, the Netherlands itself has three Patriot fire units (batteries), and in 2023 committed to sending two extra launchers to complement the Patriots deployed in Ukraine.
kyivindependent | Netherlands wants to deliver Patriot system to Ukraine jointly with partners
The country has identified which partners could contribute parts and ammunition from their own stocks and called on them to join the initiative.
Ukraine operates at least three Patriot systems provided by the U.S., the Netherlands, and Germany, with Berlin recently pledging to deliver a fourth one. The Netherlands did not supply a full system but rather two launchers and other supplies. Previously, the Netherlands contributed funds to Germany's air defense initiative for Ukraine, which reportedly collected close to 1 billion euros as of May 21.
defensie.nl | The Netherlands spearheads initiative to jointly deliver Patriot system for Ukraine, calls on other European nations to contribute, 28 May
"The Dutch government proposes to quickly assemble a Patriot air defense system in close cooperation with several partners and deliver it to Ukraine. The Netherlands will contribute core components and parts from its stock and invites European countries to add components from theirs."
defensie.nl | The Dutch supply of Patriot air defence system to Ukraine, 20 Jan
"The Netherlands will supply parts of a Patriot air defence system, specifically 2 launchers and missiles, to Ukraine. The Netherlands is also responsible for training Ukrainian soldiers. Further The Netherlands will supply 100 vehicles fitted with [brand-name?] anti-aircraft guns that were commercially purchased < wipes tears > in the Czech Republic."
by Cat on Wed May 29th, 2024 at 12:40:47 PM EST
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