Monday, May 29, 2023

Ukraine confirms delivery armored vehicles from UK

The Ukrainian Navy has given more details concerning recent deliveries of armored vehicles donated by the British government to support Ukraine’s defenders in the war against Russia.

The Navy confirmed on its Facebook account that Ukrainian Marines have taken delivery of the first batch of Mastiff heavily armoured patrol vehicles.

Ukrainian Marines already training on how to use new protected mobility vehicles.


According to some reports, like one from The Sun, Britain has agreed to send at least 120 armoured vehicles, 80 of which are the Mastiff, Husky and Wolfhound protected mobility vehicles, which the British army says are designed to be used in “combat, combat support and combat service roles” driving troops behind and up to the frontlines.

The other 40 vehicles are for combat reconnaissance, including the Spartan, which can carry four soldiers plus a crew of three, Samaritan ambulances, Sultan armoured command vehicles, and Samson armoured recovery vehicles.

Photo by Natalia Zadvernyak
Photo by Natalia Zadvernyak
Photo by Natalia Zadvernyak
Photo by Natalia Zadvernyak

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Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense adviser and a consultant. He graduated in business management and worked at leading European defense companies before becoming a military journalist. read more