Germany and France are leading the effort to develop a new capability coalition on ground-based air-defence, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said at today's meeting of the Ukraine Defence Contact Group
"We have already organized coalitions focused on building up Ukraine’s air force and its information-technology capabilities. And today, we'll discuss the progress that’s been made since our last meeting in developing a new capability coalition on ground-based air-defense," he said.
"I appreciate the leadership of Germany and France in organizing this important initiative. Last week, they held their first virtual coalition discussion. And we are marshalling resources from across this Contact Group to support these efforts," he added.