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UK defence minister sets out further military aid package to Ukraine



Monday (16 January) was the announcement by Ben Wallace, Britain’s Defence Minister, that additional military support would be provided for Ukraine. He confirmed that 14 Challenger 2 tanks were being supplied, as well as other details.

“Today, I can announce the largest package in combat power to accelerate Ukrainian success.” Wallace said that the package included a squadron Challenger 2 tank equipped with armoured repair and recovery vehicles.

The package also includes:

– Eight AS90 guns

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– Bulldog personnel carriers and additional armoured or protected vehicles.

– Manoeuvre support package which includes minefield breaching and bridging capabilities.

– Many more “uncrewed” air systems exist that can support artillery


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Additional 100,000 artillery shots

– Starstreak missile defense, medium range air defense, guided multiple launch rocket system (GMLRS) and Starstreak missile defence are just a few of the advanced missiles available.

– Set of spares to support up to 100 Ukrainian tanks and infantry fighting vehicles.

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