The Swiss authorities vetoed the supply of Aspide air defense systems by Spain to the armament of Ukraine.
These air defense systems were supposed to be supplied by Spain; however, because anti-aircraft missile systems were developed jointly with Switzerland, Madrid needed permission from Zurich, but this was denied.
At the moment, it is known that Switzerland considered the supply of Aspide air defense systems to Ukraine as an inappropriate step, which underlines the fact that Zurich prefers to maintain a relatively neutral position on the conflict in Ukraine.
Earlier, Spain announced that it intended to transfer two MiM-21 Hawk and Aspide air defense systems to Ukraine, and if they did not object to the supply of American systems to the United States, Switzerland decided that it would not approve the supply of NATO-standard Aspide air defense systems.
Ukraine has already accused Switzerland of creating obstacles, but Zurich has not yet given any answers to such accusations.
ASPIDE AIR DEFENSE SYSTEM
The ASPIDE defense system, which stands for “Advanced Solid Proliferation Interceptor Development,” is a type of missile defense system that is meant to stop and destroy incoming missiles.
It is a high-speed, high-altitude interceptor missile that can stop and destroy a wide range of targets, including cruise missiles and short- and medium-range ballistic missiles. The European company MBDA made the system that the Italian Air Force and the Spanish Air Force use.
The ASPIDE defense system can stop and destroy a wide range of targets, including cruise missiles and short- and medium-range ballistic missiles. It uses an infrared seeker to find, track, and intercept the target, and it can work both inside and outside the Earth’s atmosphere.
The missile has a high-explosive fragmentation warhead that can kill the target by either hitting it or exploding close to it. It also has high-tech guidance and control systems to ensure it can accurately hit the target.
The system is made to be very mobile and can work with many different kinds of radar and command and control systems. It can be shot off from the ground or from an airplane, like the Eurofighter Typhoon.
In addition to being able to shoot down other missiles, the ASPIDE missile can also be used to attack other planes or the ground. It has a semi-active radar seeker that lets it be used as an air-to-air missile, and its guidance and control systems let it also be used as an air-to-ground weapon.