The United Kingdom Allocates $115 Mln to Ukraine

by Meifan Honcharuk
Friday, August 18, 2023
The United Kingdom Allocates $115 Mln to Ukraine

British authorities have signed contracts for the purchase of air defence systems and other military equipment

Sky News reported that Britain had concluded several contracts, but their details are not published; announced only the largest supplier of air defence. Norwegian company Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace will receive $68 million. The company signed a contract with England within the International Fund for Ukraine framework. According to the agreement, Norway will provide Ukraine with CORTEX Typhon. These systems help detect and destroy small targets in the sky – drones of all types etc.

The president of Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace, Eirik Lee, believes that the systems that will be transferred to the Armed Forces of Ukraine will strengthen the army and protection. The system of counteraction to enemy UAVs was tested in the field. CORTEX Typhon has software and hardware, so it has the ability to observe the territory and strike with remote control.

"This will help save the lives of Ukrainians and is important in confronting Ukraine with brutal Russian aggression," said Norwegian defence minister Bjorn Arild Gram.

Recall that Norway is part of the International Fund for Ukraine, founded for long-term military support of Kyiv. 

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