Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Ukrainian crowdfunding buys 101 CVR(T) armored vehicles

A Ukrainian crowdfunding campaign has successfully raised more than $6,4 million to buy 101 CVR(T) tracked armored vehicles for Ukrainian Army.

According to a press release from Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation, the first batch – 24 vehicles – is already in Ukraine.

The armored vehicles were repaired in the UK and are prepared for modern communication and armament installation.

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“We immediately transfer all armored vehicles to the Command of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for further distribution. Among these 101 vehicles, there are 8 models: FV103 Spartan, Samaritan, Sultan, Stormer, Shielder, FV432, FV434, Samson,” the foundation said on Twitter.

Previously, Ukraine’s former president Petro Poroshenko conducted a similar campaign to buy a batch of Spartan vehicles.

The CVR(T) is a family of British-made combat vehicles.

The Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked), abbreviated CVR(T), is a family of armored fighting vehicles (AFVs) developed in the 1960s for the British Army. They are small, highly mobile, air-transportable armored vehicles, originally designed to replace the Alvis Saladin armored car.

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