Austria Before Participation in European Initiative "Sky Shield"

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: March 21, 2023; 18:12 ♦ (Vindobona)

Austria has taken a big step towards participating in the "Sky Shield" initiative, in other words, the joint planned air defense system of European countries. Austria is thus participating more strongly in an all-European defense.

Last year, Austria's Defense Minister Klaudia Tanner expressed interest in the "Sky-Shield" initiative. / Picture: © Bundesheer Events / Flickr Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

The European Sky Shield Initiative (ESSI) is a planned project to build a better European air defense system. The initiative was launched at the suggestion of Germany against the backdrop of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It was announced by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at the end of August 2022.

"Everyone is very pleased that Austria will be part of it," Defense Minister…