Germany Delivers New Batch of Military Aid Including Leopard Tanks to Ukraine

by Roman Cheplyk
Friday, May 24, 2024
Germany Delivers New Batch of Military Aid Including Leopard Tanks to Ukraine

Germany has delivered a new package of military aid to Ukraine, which includes a variety of military equipment and ammunition

This information comes from updated data provided by the German Ministry of Defense.

Details of the New Military Aid Package:

  1. Leopard Tanks and Engineering Vehicles:

    • 10 Leopard 1 A5 tanks.
    • DACHS armored engineering vehicle.
    • BEAVER bridging tank with spare parts.
    • Armored repair and evacuation vehicle Bergepanzer 2 with spare parts.
    • Four anti-mine tanks WISENT 1 with spare parts.
    • Two anti-mine plows.
  2. Machine Guns and Assault Rifles:

    • 20 machine guns for Leopard 2, MARDER, and DACHS.
    • 540 MK 556 assault rifles.
    • 80 high-precision HLR 338 rifles with 60,000 rounds of ammunition.
    • 111 CR 308 rifles.
    • 1.8 million cartridges for firearms.
  3. Ammunition and Artillery Shells:

    • 8,500 shells of 155 mm caliber.
  4. Drones and Reconnaissance Equipment:

    • 20 VECTOR reconnaissance drones with spare parts.
    • 34 RQ-35 HEIDRUN reconnaissance drones.
  5. Support Vehicles:

    • 16 Zetros tankers.
  6. Additional Equipment:

    • 400 LED lamps.
  7. Planned or Transferable Military Support:

    • Three HIMARS installations.

Context and Statements

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, after a meeting with the heads of governments of Northern European countries, reassured that Ukraine will continue to receive support from them. Additionally, German Vice Chancellor and Minister of Economy Robert Habeck emphasized that the German government should increase its efforts to support Ukraine in its resistance against Russian aggression.

This aid package reflects Germany's ongoing commitment to providing military assistance to Ukraine, bolstering its defense capabilities amidst ongoing conflict.

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