Currently, the world does not have a 100 percent anti-missile defense that would protect against cruise and ballistic missiles.
The well-known Israeli “Iron Dome” system guarantees 80% protection. The effectiveness of the Ukrainian anti-missile defense system is approximately 50%.
About this in an interview with “BBC Ukraine” said Minister of Defense Oleksiy Reznikov.
“Today, there is no 100% protection against cruise and ballistic missiles of a certain type, for example, from the same Calibers. Israel’s Iron Dome, a very well-known defense system, also shoots down a certain type of missiles, but not cruise missiles,” he says .
The minister emphasizes that, unfortunately, it is impossible to provide complete protection against Russian missiles. However, Ukraine is obliged to improve its anti-aircraft and anti-missile defense systems.
“If our anti-aircraft defense did not work, then, believe me, there would be many times more horror and fear. When I say “many times more”, I mean that 50% of the missiles that fly into our cities are shot down by our anti-aircraft defense,” – remarked the government official.
It will be recalled that the Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Oleksiy Reznikov, expressed his belief that Western partners will provide Ukraine with shells for MLRS HIMARS capable of hitting targets at a distance of 300 km. The head of the Ministry of Defense also emphasized that any attempt to counterattack by Ukrainian troops requires more missiles and artillery.